From bin bags to glad rags: Letchworth hosts recycled fashion exhibition

11:25 02 March 2012

THE wild, wacky and sometimes practical designs of students will be on show in a recycled fashion exhibition.

The annual event has returned to Letchworth Arts Centre which will display pupils’ inventive attempts to turn bin bags into glad rags in the Main Gallery until next Friday, March 9.

Schools involved include Letchworth GC based Highfield, St Christopher and St Francis’ College, as well as Knights Templar in Baldock and Princess Helena College in Preston.

The Arts Centre’s Foyer and Café galleries feature a new exhibition by artist Mel Mendones, who paints in oil, acrylic and mixed media and also specialises in crafts including textiles, clothing and jewellery.

The Royal Society of Arts Finalist in 2002 has sold unique commissioned pieces of jewellery in the last five years in London and designed the interiors of his home in Cottered, furnishing it with curtains, cushions, seating and duvets that he hand crafted.

The free exhibition opened today (Thursday) and runs until March 30.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 11:23
Wilkestock Festival

A festival which started out as a party in the middle of field to honour the memory of a sibling marks its 10th anniversary this year – with its biggest line-up to date.

Yesterday, 20:18
Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland and CareShield CEO Christian Greenshaw with the chinese delegation visiting CareSheild.

Guests from China descended on CareShield’s head office in Stevenage on Monday as staff passed on best practice in the health and social care sector to the visiting delegates.

Yesterday, 07:02
A 35-year-old man from Letchworth is back behind bars after he admitted attacking a police officer in Stevenage while on licence following a previous jail term.

A 35-year-old man from Letchworth is back behind bars after he admitted attacking a police officer in Stevenage while on licence following a previous jail term.

Yesterday, 11:56
St John's Hospice are making a shout-out for volunteers.

A hospice which needs to raise £3,800 every day to stay open has issued a shout-out for volunteers.

Peugeot 208

Bringing style and efficiency to the roads of Hertfordshire, the PEUGEOT 208 is available from local PEUGEOT Dealership, Norton Way, Letchworth.

Most read stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the The Comet e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters: