Vampire Fashion Show

Local fashion will be taking on a whole new level as vampires stalk and strut down the runway at the Vampire Masquerade Show at Eskbank House and Museum at 7.00pm on Friday 23 October 2015.

“What amazing skills we are teaching local young people through our Halloween workshops and events,” said Lithgow City Council Mayor Maree Statham. “Fashion and Vampires make a perfect pair and it is great to see local cultural and art groups working with fashion and tourism outlets on joint projects like this.”

The vampire catwalk models are from the local community and have been learning vampire make up, cat walk and acting skills from Blast Furnace Theatre drama teacher Catherine Lockley. They have also created their own vampire cloak for the parade in a workshop with Cote and Cutler’s Elizabeth Elwell-Cook. Both are local artists and teachers.

The Vampire Masquerade Show will take place at twilight in the gardens of Eskbank House and will feature the outfits of local outlets. The show will be followed by bites (of the food, not neck variety) while photographers will have the opportunity to capture the vampires in the sumptuous rooms of the museum and then mix and mingle with them in the Eskbank House grounds.  The community is invited to join in by dressing up and showing off their best Vampire and Halloween costumes.

The vampire coven will also be performing at the Lithgow Halloween Festival on 31 October 2015 in the Fashion Parade and installations on Main Street.

Providing a range of programs celebrating the cultural diversity and rich heritage of our local government area is part of Council’s Caring for our Community strategies in the Community Strategic Plan 2026.

Photo: Suellen Rawsthorne, Zack Massarella, Phillip O’Brien

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Mayor Maree Statham
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

Wendy Hawkes
Cultural Development Officer
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259




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