Fashioning Our History

London Brent 2020 Culture Fund Project designed to encourage diversity in the creative industry in Brent and beyond. 

About this event

Starts: Monday 1 February 2021 9:00 AM

Ends: Friday 30 April 2021 5:00 PM

Organised by: Warren Reilly


Fashioning our History will explore diversity in fashion and art by creating a fine art fashion piece comprising pattern blocks, illustrated by students and community participants, drawing on local knowledge and emotions. The blocks will be assembled into a historically-inspired dress to be publicly displayed at the Library at Willesden Green, where workshops will be held allowing participants to exhibit their work as part of the installation. 

The programme will include:

  • Free Art/drawing Materials Funded by the Mayor of London and Brent Council (Sponsored Materials by Cass Art Kensington and HobbyCraft Greenwich) 
  • A chance to explore your Local History / Personal Identity. 
  • Practical Art-Making Workshops in Research, Design and Artwork Creation 
  • Fashion Illustration Workshops
  • Group Discussions 
  • Portfolio Reviews 
  • Connections with other creative individuals in Brent and Beyond 
  • A series of Online educational Lectures with Practicing artists and designers 
  • A Final exhibition of works at The Willesden Green Library Centre between March-April 2020. 

All of the work produced within the project will be inaugurated into the Brent Museum and Archives, which will be stored safely for future generations and available to the public for study. Workshops will be led by Creative Director, Warren Reilly (Supported by Workshop assistant and Illustrator Rosalyn Smith Reilly and QPCS teacher and Garment technologist Nicola Cummings), Fashion Illustrator and Lecturer Sue Dray and RCA MA Textiles Student and lecturer Elyse Blackshaw.

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We are looking for committed and creative individuals Aged 12 - 22 who are interested in a career in Fashion and/or Art to take part in our programme. 

Applications are now open to be part of our fantastic programme. The Programme is set to take place between February - April of 2021.


You have 2 options, Sign up by downloading and printing our project application form or by completing our online form. 

Follow the links below:

Fashioning Our History Programme Written Application Form: 

Fashioning Our History Programme Online Application Form: 

By completing this form, you are submitting your answers to The Creative Director, Warren Reilly 

Contact Email: [email protected]

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Header Image Credit: Fashioning Our History


Saskia Calliste

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Saskia is the Deputy Editor of Voice and has worked on campaigns such as International Women’s Day, Black History Month, and Anti-Bullying Week. Outside of Voice, Saskia is a published author (Hairvolution) and has guest featured in various other publications (The Women Writers’ Handbook/ Cosmopolitan/ The Highlight). She has a BA in Creative Writing and Journalism and an MA in Publishing. She is a mentor for Women of the World Global, has guest lectured at the University of Roehampton and has led seminars/panel talks on Race, Equality and Diversity. She was a 2022 Guest Judge for Dave (TV Channel) in search of the 'Joke of the Fringe'. She is 27-years-old, based in London, and loves to cook and explore new places in her spare time.

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