The Task

Scottish Love in action asked for the art college’s help in creating a series of costumes for a charity light show put on to help raise money for the home in South-East India. The show would also feature dancers, fire jugglers, brass bands from the local schools whose playing fields would host the shows and fireworks all to honour Diwali the Hindu festival of light. A yearly festival equivalent to christianity’s christmas in importance in the Hindu calender. It signifies the triumph of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance and hope over despair. The premise was that the costumes be big, brightly coloured and lit up in some way. The wearer also had to be able to move in them since they would be paraded outside as part of a dance. There would be three shows over two nights, each with capacity for 2500 spectators. All three shows sold out completely, meaning the costumes would be seen by 7500 people.

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