PROISEACT nan Ealan, the Gaelic Arts Agency, is set to take its award-winning fashion show project Na Mo Chuid Aodaich to the Highland capital.
The venture – which will be presented in partnership with Cli Gaidhlig, Feisean nan Gaidheal, Comunn na Gaidhlig and Bord na Gaidhlig is to take place in the Inverness Royal Academy hall on Saturday, December 6th.
A celebration of the clothes and history of local communities, the show has previously run in Lewis, Glasgow and the Isle of Skye, and incorporates a catwalk show, drama and music which promises to engage and enthral all those involved both in a participatory and audience capacity.
The show is moulded to fit each community in which it takes place, and thus the Inverness leg will tell the story of the Gaels of the city throughout the past century.
PNE, together with Cli, are appealing for loaned contributions of vintage clothing for the project.
These clothes, often lying forgotten in the homes of the local community, will be the stars of the show – the stories behind each garment will be told as the clothes, modelled by local people, are given a breath of life on the catwalk.
The response from each community where the show has already taken place has unearthed some beautiful and unique articles of clothing from the previous century to the present day.
Anyone who is interested in providing any articles of clothing or for further information, please contact Seonag Anderson of Cli Gaidhlig on 01463 226757, email: email@example.com or PNE’s Marisa MacDonald on 01851 704493, email: Marisa@gaelic-arts.com