You may remember us talking about a fashion show event in Blackpool. Well this was last Thursday 1st September and it was such good fun!!
Angie's been working with Blackpool Council, Blaze and The Grundy Art Gallery over the summer. All three organisations teamed up to create a programme of events for young people in Blackpool. The Arts Award is a national scheme for young people which enables them to gain a qualification and experience a variety of projects that are a bit more fun and interesting than things you would find in school. From Art, Music, Video Production and Event Planning - the award starts with the Bronze Award and moves on to Silver and Gold. Over the summer students have had a choice of workshops in Combined Arts, Dance, Theatre/Drama, New Media, Visual Arts and Literature.
As part of the Fashion module, Angie ran a two day hat workshop. These hats were then modelled as part of the Photography Module with Claire Pepper, an award winning Fashion Photographer based in London. The students then went on to organise and plan a whole festival in the Winter Gardens in Blackpool. With live bands such as Karima Francis, The Cold One Hundred and The Colours, stalls from Me&Yu and The Crafty Badger, and a fashion show which was completely choreographed by Sarah Hall. These amazing photographs of the night were taken for Blaze by Brian J Slater Photography - better than we could do with our little compact camera!!!
Thanks to everyone we met who had such lovely things to say about us, and worked together so well to produce an outstanding event!