A bouquet of women: the fauna and flora of diverse women coming together to celebrate the LGBT community. A project involving Women MATTA and The Pankhurst Centre.
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The Lowry – set design and costumes. A production by the performance company Aqueous Humour; Set in a cutlery factory the work was a parody of the way people behave towards those who are perceived to be different, in this case focusing on disability. The performers were from ‘Proud & Loud’, a group of disabled [...]
In 2008 it was the NHS (National Health Service) 40 year celebration of its birth. Charlotte Newson was commissioned to design the costumes and float for 100 participants in Manchester’s Pride Parade, working with the LGBT community.Charlotte Newson themed the float on a giant silver birthday cake and designed nurse/doctor costumes that reflected the different [...]
Commission: to design posters and flyers for an outreach service to children affected by domestic violence. Focusing on a specific age range and locality. Input from families at the refuge, via drawings, informed the final design.
“Frill of the Frock” was a giant 6 metre high frock. Charlotte Newson designed the frock and the participant’s costumes with an Opera-Diva theme. The designs, final products and workshops took approx 8 months to complete. On the day of the parade 80 – 100 participants from the LGBT community danced their way across Manchester [...]
Euro pride was held in Manchester in 2003, an international Gay Pride festival. As creative director for ‘Six in the Village’ Charlotte Newson was responsible for designing the OFFICIAL PRIDE PARADE entry. Themed on the freedom flag, participant’s costumes matched the flags colour sections. For example Green – army (topical in terms of LGBT rights [...]
A 12 month project with 14 – 17 year olds: to develop writing and performance skills, including residential weekends working with the artists. The final performances took place at Salford Quays, on board Walk the Plank’s Touring Theatre Ship. ‘Delinquents in Paradise’ asked what would happen if young people suddenly found themselves in Paradise. Charlotte [...]
“Unveiled” “Unveiled” a six-month project working with young gay men and lesbians, exploring homophobia and bullying at school The project culminated in a play of the same name with public performances at Contact Theatre. Charlotte Newson worked with the Director, Writer and young people to develop set, costumes and props, Artists Graeme Urlwin: Director (Apm) [...]