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Diwali

September - November 2016

A PROJECT DESIGNED FOR INDIAN CHILDREN'S CHARITY SCOTTISH LOVE IN ACTION FOR THEIR DIWALI FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA EVENT.

Diwali - the festival of lights, sees millions attend firework displays, prayers and celebratory events across the world every autumn. Celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains for a variety of reasons, the main theme is the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil.  Certainly, the festival cuts a swathe of joy through a dreich Scottish winter's night, and it was with genuine pleasue that I embraced the privilege of contributing to the 2016 celebrations as part of my third-year studies for the BA in Performance Cosutme.

Our clients and inspiration were Scottish Love In Action - an Edinburgh based charity that homes and educates over 500 severely disadvantaged children in Tuni, South-East India. Their work is predominantly supported by charitable donations and fundraising events throughout Edinburgh and elsewhere; one such event was the Lightastic Firework extravaganza held on the 4th and 6th of November.

For this event, 3rd Year Students at Edinburgh College of Art were asked to create extravagant costumes to be paraded, using donated saris from the charity, and lighting, with an emphasis on scale and colour. ​ 

My approach to the brief was to concentrate on the cause of the charity and to pull inspiration from childhood and playfulness in order to create a happy and exciting costume, designed to appeal to the youngest audience members, specifically in the 3 - 6 age group.

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