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William Morris Gallery to hold dance, movement and design workshop inspired by fashion

There will be four free drop-in sessions led by Nandita Shankardass on the 28th this month

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The William Morris Gallery is holding a dance and design workshop on 28th August inspired by Ashish: Fall in Love and Be More Tender, its current exhibition of Ashish Gupta’s fashion designs.

The August bank holiday workshop is led by the founder of Welcome Movement, Nandita Shankardass and participants will be guided on a journey of imagining and designing an outfit to express themselves while exploring the textures and movement of fabrics and the way they are created. 

They will then be able to take part in a dance and movement experience to embody their designs on the catwalk in an activity for any age to enjoy and express through design and dance. 


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Nandita Shankardass said: “We can express ourselves and our identity through the way in which we dress, the fabric we favour, the parts of us we decide to cover, those parts we show and the way it settles and falls on our skin. The colours we choose to combine as a clue or extension of how we feel. 

Nandita added: “Fashion is a form of powerful self-expression, of making a statement without a sound but permitting the power of the movement and colour of the cloth to tell a story and create a presence and energy around and of oneself.” 

There will be free drop-in sessions at 11am, 1pm, 2.15pm and 3.30pm at the William Morris Gallery.

Ashish: Fall in Love and Be More Tender, is at the William Morris Gallery, Forest Road, London E17 4PP (wmgallery.org.uk) from 1 April to 10 September 2023


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