The Library

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The Library’s gorgeous cast.

Are you in the London area looking to be entertained, disgusted, terrified and satisfied?  We recommend that you pop on your vintage kicks and skip on down to Filthy Rebena’s basement for a viewing of Fatima Qaraan’s playwright “The Library”.  For more information, read below or check out the London Fringe Festival website.

11312910_935616759823680_4714188996491525325_oVenue: Filthy Rebena Vintage – 177 Dundas Steet || Ticket Price: $12.00 || Show Length: 60 min || Buy:  Tickets

Performance Dates

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, June 4, 2015 – 7:00pm
  • Friday, June 5, 2015 – 8:00pm
  • Saturday, June 6, 2015 – 3:30pm
  • Sunday, June 7, 2015 – 4:00pm
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015 – 8:00pm
  • Thursday, June 11, 2015 – 7:00pm
  • Friday, June 12, 2015 – 8:00pm
  • Saturday, June 13, 2015 – 3:00pm
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    London Fringe Festival

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Tilda’s Cloakroom

Tilda Swinton in Cloakroom Photo: New Press Photo / Splash News

Tilda Swinton in Cloakroom Photo: New Press Photo / Splash News

Tilda Swinton’s latest role: a piece of performance art in which she interacts – and chats – with coats.  The actress is the star of Cloakroom, which is being staged at the Pitti Uomo menswear show in Florence, Italy.  The 90-minute performance sees Swinton taking clothes that have been checked in by audience members on arrival, and treating them as her co-stars. She nuzzled a red mohair coat, buried her face in a suit jacket and had a conversation with a gilet.

Interaction with the clothes involved “studying them, caressing them – she licked the floral lining and at least one button of someone’s blazer – and even chatting to them. ‘She’s not even here,’ she reassured a pompom scarf, and later, to a jacket, ‘Don’t be silly!’”

The show is the brainchild of Olivier Saillard, a fashion critic and historian, with whom Swinton has collaborated in the past.  It has a serious point to make about our relationship with clothes and the role they play in our lives – an antidote to “fast fashion”. Swinton told i-D magazine she was interested in “the soul of clothes”.

The show is the brainchild of Olivier Saillard (Splash)

The show is the brainchild of Olivier Saillard (Splash)

She said: “The more I do this piece, the more I realise it’s about making relationships. We all have relationships with an old jersey that people have told us to throw out, but we’re not going to because you know what? You’ve got a very strong relationship with that thing.”  Asked if she disliked fast fashion, Swinton replied: “I don’t even really know what it is. I’m pretty slow in every department.”

Source: Telegraph UK