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Gladrags fundraiser in March – ‘Fast Forward Flashback’

Graham Robson January 12, 2017

GLADRAGS, the community costume resource charity to stage a fundraising party open to the public, called Fast Forward Flashback.

It will take place on Saturday March 4, from 7pm to midnight, at the New Venture Theatre and Bar, Bedford Place in Brighton.

The evening will be 1950s themed and there will be entertainment in the form of live music, dance and other acts, and interactive fun, including a 1950s photo booth, swing/jive lessons and pop-up vintage beauty salon.

There will be a mini auction to raise further funds for the charity.

Everyone is encouraged to dress up and Gladrags are offering a discounted rate to those who want to hire from their range of vintage 50s outfits at Gladrags.

There will be a VERY affordable bar all night, and DJ later on.

Gladrags Community Costume Resource is a unique charity providing costumes to a range of community groups, schools amateur dramatics and health & wellbeing projects at subsidised rates, making their creative projects possible by making costume hire affordable.

They have been in existence for nearly 23 years and also hire to the general public as a means of funding their charitable aims and objectives..

They are largely run by dedicated volunteers and take the magic of costumes to groups and individuals who experience disadvantage, providing: children’s dressing-up and interactive storytelling activities; sewing and craft courses for children and young people with special educational needs and learning disabilities; reminiscence sessions with older people and those living with dementia.

The funds raised will help them to pursue this outreach work further and reach more people.

Clare Barnard of The Early Childhood Project in Brighton says about their Storybox Sessions at the Tarner Children’s Centre: “These opportunities are so needed locally in an area of social and economic deprivation. Many parents/carers cannot afford trips out or new toys. This fun, busy, colourful storytelling includes children so they help to invent the stories, and is positively different to more inhibited forms of play.” 

Event: Fast Forward Flashback a fundraiser for Gladrags

Where: New Venture Theatre & Bar, Bedford Place, Brighton.

When: Saturday March 4

Time: 7pm – midnight

Cost: Tickets will be £15/ £12 concessions and available from ticket source as of 15th January. with 100% of proceeds going to Gladrags.

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