Date(s) - Thu 26th Oct 2023 - Sun 29th Oct 2023
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Exchange

British Textile Biennial -  Fast, Fast, Slow by Common Wealth

Tickets available here on eventbrite.

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:

Venue is open to the public these days 9am – 5pm for free, tickets are required for the show

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+

Tickets £5, free tickets also available, please get in touch if cost is a barrier.

Access: The Exchange has a lift and changing Places facilities. Get in touch at if you have any questions or requirements.

The performance takes place in a beautiful old building. Please bring extra layers.


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