Fashioning our History Exhibition

The Library at Willesden Green hosts the ‘Fashioning our History’ Exhibition from May 17.

Fashioning our History Exhibition

About this event

Starts: Monday 17 May 2021 10:30 AM

Ends: Sunday 13 June 2021 6:00 PM

Organised by: Brent Borough Council

The ‘Fashioning our History’ Exhibition will showcase an extraordinary range of artwork from the 26  participants of the ‘Fashioning our History’ Programme and its core team. The project was funded by the Brent 2020 Culture Fund as part of the Brent 2020: London Borough of Culture programme.  

The work, from participants ranging from ages 12 to 22, explores the rich history and culture within  Brent through a range of media and will be viewed alongside a hand-illustrated fashion installation piece. Elements of participants work are illustrated onto an eighteenth-century inspired dress,  created by the projects Creative Director, Warren Reilly and Garment Technologist, Nicola  Cummings. By reclaiming this style of dress (originally associated with the aristocratic elite) the installation piece represents a symbol of social change.  

The participant’s artwork is a result of a series of online art and fashion workshops along with talks held during the recent lockdown, hosted by the Creative Director of the Fashioning our History  Project, Warren Reilly, and a core team of 8 other creatives within the fashion and art industries.  

Creative Director Warren Reilly says,

“‘Fashioning our History’ is here to support the community in a  time of seismic change, to inspire the next generation of creatives in the Borough of Brent and  beyond. We hope that ‘Fashioning our History’ will encourage young creatives local to Brent and  further afield to pursue their artistic passions. The project has also provided young creatives with  the confidence and experience they need to begin their artistic journey.”

All the work that has been produced will be inaugurated into Brent Museum and Archive upon completion, which means that the project in its entirety will be stored for future generations,  available for the public to handle, study and enjoy. The project was selected by a community panel and funded by the Mayor of London’s London Borough of Culture, and awarded a Pride of Brent  Award in 2020 for its contribution to the community.  


Monday 17 May to Sunday 13 June 2021

The Library at Willesden Green - 95 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2SF 

Ground Floor - Family Space

Opening Times - 10:30 am-6:00 pm *(In line with Government Guidelines which may be subject to  changes due to the Pandemic)* 

Free Entry 

For more details, visit here

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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