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Common Wealth stage a fashion show with a difference
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Common Wealth stage a fashion show with a difference

Fast, Fast, Slow is a unique performance that Common Wealth Theatre company says will explore the complexity of our personal relationships to fashion, fast fashion and waste. Presented as part of British Textile Biennial 2023, the show has been conceived with community members in East Lancashire, which is an area built on a now almost defunct textile industry where an online fast fashion distributor is now one of the major employers.  Fast, Fast, Slow is presented on a full-scale catwalk constructed from used clothing bales in Blackburn Cotton Exchange, which was completed in 1865 to sell cotton grown and picked by enslaved labour from Africa in the plantations of the American South. The catwalk will come to life in this multi-media performance featuring video art, cinematic...