Ladies as Gentlemen!
To accompany her performance of “Illuminating Alice” on June 28th writer, actress and part time MtoF Retro Girl Miss Alice d’Lumiere presents a fun afternoon exploring themes of gender reversal, cross-dressing and changing personal identity. All will take place in a supportive and silly environment; a chance to meet up, dress-up, express oneself and generally be fabulous!
At 12 noon Alice cordially invites you to touch up your lipstick, straighten your nylons and slip into your fullest fifties frock for her “Turnabout Tea” – and what’s more, some of the women might wish to do likewise… There will be chat, tea and oodles of cake!
Then at 2pm Alice will hold her Frocked Up Sewing Circle. Alice makes all her own dresses so join her for a lesson in dressmaking and come away with some skills to help make your own. Whether you’re TG and your chromosomes make it difficult to find a cute little retro number that fits, a genetic girl who doesn’t know her twill tape from her bias binding, or even a proficient sewer looking for some additional tailoring tricks, Alice will endeavour to help.
Today’s not just about making frocks; it’s about exploring what it means to live in them. Welcoming transgender, cisgender and anyone else with an open mind and a sense of fun… Cross-dressing, or retro attire is not required to get in, dress only as you feel comfortable; just bring your sense of toleration and liberation!
You can also take sewing equipment, or projects on the go should you wish to stitch and natter.
Turnabout Tea – 12 Noon until 1.30pm
Frocked Up Sewing Circle 2pm until 3.30pm
Truelove Tours’ “Illuminating Alice” project has been co-commissioned by Norwich Arts Centre and Colchester Arts Centre and is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.