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The Alternative Fashion Fest


Alternative Fashion Fest is the first of it’s kind: A Socially conscious Fashion Show aimed at showcasing fashion design talent and retail brands local to each city we visit, whilst raising funding and awareness for The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and other charities in the anti-bullying, anti-hate crime, social inclusion and diversity sector. Lindy, PR manager of Alternative Fashion Fest, gave me the low down on what’s to be expected at their Preston and Manchester dates:


We have the most fabulous and diverse cast of models and performers ever to grace a runway, with fabulous music, entertainment and fashion all wrapped up in a big dose of tolerance and positive body image.

The soundtrack to the night got the biggest applause on our pilot show with some rockin’ tunes and kick ass mainstream/metal mash-ups to give you a taste of our amazing subculture and what we have to offer.

Whether you’re a designer, a keen sponsor or just wanting to spectate, we look forward to entertaining you with a show like nothing you have seen before. Roll up! we’re coming to a city near you!


And what’s even better is that there are some pretty awesome celebrities lined up at the next couple of shows too!! You can currently purchase tickets for the Preston, Manchester, London and Birmingham shows online at Eventbrite here. A proportion of all ticket sales is split 50/50 between a local charity from each city we tour and our own chosen charity, The Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

Inked Palette – The UK Tattoo Artist Exhibition

Inked Palette 2

UK tattoo blog Inkluded has collaborated with Deasil Art Gallery to present an exhibition featuring artwork by a selection of UK and Midlands tattoo artists. Inked Palette opened on 3rd October to a busy launch event and now remains open to the general public until 20th October 2015.

Artist - Paula Castle 2Artist: Paula Castle

At Inkluded, we’re passionate about showcasing and sharing the craft of tattoo art and making information about this thriving industry available to the general public. There can often be media misrepresentation about what tattooing is – this exhibition aims to portray the industry in a truthful and respectful light; where tattoos are art, and tattooists are artists. This country’s creative tattoo scene is fast-growing and flourishing with talented artists, remarkable artwork and innovative styles – we thought it was time we unveiled the creativity and originality of the UK’s tattoo mastery through this multimedia exhibition.

Tattoo photography section by Niall PattersonBeauty Is Not Only Ink Deep – Niall Patterson

The 16 tattoo artists involved have created custom artwork on a variety of materials – rather than their usual approach on skin, they’ve embraced the opportunity to experiment with paper, ceramic, slate, synthetic limbs and more. Inked Palette also features tattoo photography as well as tattoo artist sketches and drawings to offer an insight into the day-to-day life of a tattoo artist working in the UK today.  Continue reading