Over the next two days, the aisle of St Anne’s will be transformed into a catwalk as the Cathedral prepares to host the Ulster University’s Graduate Fashion Show.
While the Cathedral has hosted several concerts in the past, including the Ulster Orchestra and RTE Concert Orchestra’s War Requiem last November, and most recently songstress Camille O’Sullivan as part of the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival, this is a debut fashion show for St Anne’s.
It is not the first time a fashion show has taken place in a Cathedral however – St Columb’s in Londonderry hosted a catwalk show last year.
Belfast Cathedral has a long and close relationship with its neighbour the University of Ulster, and the University’s textile artists created the beautiful Titanic Pall commissioned by the Dean to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of Titanic.
This close relationship was one of the reasons the Dean, the Very Rev John Mann, agreed to the request from the University, and he has also been assured that the clothes worn by the models, who are coming from Belfast model agency Style Academy, will be appropriate for the sacred setting in which they will be on display.
In an article in today’s Belfast Telegraph (May 28) Style Academy Director Tracey Hall, who is producing the show along with the students, says the stunning setting of St Anne’s will be the ‘star of the event.’
You can read the article in full here.
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Tickets will also be on sale on the doors which open at 7.15pm. Car parking will be available at St Anne’s at a cost of £3 per vehicle, with all parking proceeds going into Choir Tour Funds.