Workshops and Events

Fast, Fast, Slow by Common Wealth

The Exchange, 71-73 King William St, Blackburn BB1 7DT

See dates and times below

Fast, Fast, Slow is a unique performance exploring the complexity of our personal relationships to fashion, fast fashion and waste. With a catwalk as its centre-piece, Fast, Fast, Slow showcases concept collections from six co-creators from Blackburn and Burnley and collaborators from The Revival in Accra, Ghana, a community-led sustainable design and campaigning organisation. Wear it once, wear forever, body dysmorphia and urban protection, clothing is many things to many people.

Fast, Fast, Slow will feature a catwalk made from used clothing bales, video art, cinematic lighting, bold choreography and a specially commissioned electronic score. Audience will be seated on on either side of the catwalk, VIP style as part of this high fashion event. The performance is both local and global, personal and political and will zoom out to explore the impact of fast fashion and the dynamics of place and power.

Dates and times:

Thurs 26th Oct – 7pm

Fri 27th Oct – 7pm + post show talk (BSL)

Sat 28th Oct – 7pm – (Audio description and touch tours available)

Sun 29th Oct – 7pm

Doors open 6.30pm, running time 1 hour, no interval.

Suitable for ages 12+