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FIREWORKS, FILMS & FASHION
✽✽ Meadowbank Fireworks Display Yes, yes, we know, the Festival fireworks and New Year’s shindig are the Big Daddies of the capital’s fire-y calendar, but this annual sparklefest provides ample charm of its own. The official display starts at 7.30pm, with pre-show entertainment from 6.30pm. See picture caption, page 26. Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh, 661 5351, Fri 5 Nov. ✽✽ Noir! in Collaboration with the African Film Festival The Africa in Motion film festival rounds off in style with this fashion, film and music extravaganza. See picture, page 27. Edinburgh College of Art, 228 6382, Fri 5 Nov. ✽✽ NEoN Digital Arts Festival Dundee is fast becoming quite the base for all things a little avant-garde, case in point the NEoN Digital arts fest, exploring the links between visual art, communications, media and gaming. See Play, page 22 for more. Various venues, Dundee, Mon 8–Sun 14 Nov. ✽✽ In the Company of Wolves Fashion Show There’s a wee bit of everything here with art, film, music and independent fashion design from local talent, courtesy of In the Company of Wolves. See preview, left. The Sub Club, Glasgow, 248 4600, Wed 10 Nov. ✽✽ Glasgow Fireworks Entertainment bonanza complete with bonfire, fireworks and music. Pre-show entertainment from Radio Clyde starts at 6.30pm. See picture caption, page 26. Glasgow Green, Fri 5 Nov. 4–18 Nov 2010 THE LIST 25
As In the Company of Wolves return with their latest multi-media jamboree, Anna Millar takes a walk on the wild side
Multi-platform events company In the Company of Wolves don’t do subtle. In spring of this year entertainment and events students Ally Turnbull and Claire Stuart leapt onto the scene, launching a showcase of independent design in a multi-faceted event complete with catwalk show, art and music, celebrating local designers such as Rebecca Torres, Rachael Albert and Rowan Joy as well as Obscure Couture, Velvet Tigers and Dazed Dorothy Accessories. Artwork was featured courtesy of Lou Prendergast and everyone basked in their wonderfully bizarre Alice in Wonderland theme. This month’s event at the Sub Club, Turnbull promises, will be just as eclectic, with a slightly darker theme taking centre stage for this, their latest, multimedia stramash. ‘This time we have taken inspiration from the David Lynch TV series Twin Peaks, Metropolis and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, which are personal favourites of ours,’ explains Turnbull. ‘We want to take the audience into a world of dreamscapes and nightmares to showcase a new group of designers, plus a couple we loved from the first time round.’
Following their event earlier in the year, the girls went on to be nominated and win the Scottish Event Awards’ ‘Student Event’ section. The pair are now keen to build on their previous success.
November’s line-up includes such design names as Mark Conlin, Hilary Laing, OUI Designs, Chouchou Couture, Loula Creates, Mee Mee Couture, Catherine Aitken bags and Jennie Loof, while Teamy from Wrong Island will be providing the soundtrack. For Turnbull and Stuart it was about finding a gap in the market and celebrating Scottish talent – as well as doing their bit for charity, with proceeds from the tickets going to Glasgow Women’s Aid. ‘In the last couple of years there seems to have been an increase in fashion show-type events – I think it’s great for Glasgow,’ says Turnbull.
‘Events like these promote the talent Glasgow has to offer and puts Glasgow on the fashion map. Most talented designers fly the nest to go to London so it’s good to see local designers sticking around, promoting themselves and the city, plus it’s an event manager’s dream to create events with such artistic and motivated individuals. ‘We promise that you will see beautiful new collections from some of the most talented designers Glasgow has to offer.’
The Sub Club, Glasgow, 248 4600, Wed 10 Nov, 8pm.