Costume Exhibition – Reclaiming the Past

Recycle, re-purpose, upcycle…. these terms have become very familiar to us all over the last few years, as we are being influenced and encouraged to care for the environment as well as the need for austerity.

Volunteers from the Heritage Costume Group have repurposed unused materials to create beautiful new costumes. These range from a Victorian farmer, in a picturesque smock made of calico bedding; a 1950’s party girl dressed in pink, which was created from a vintage long skirt. A Regency lady, whose gown was once a double quilt cover; and a fetching courtier from the court of Louis XIVth, whose suit was once a set of luxury curtains. We even have a dress created out of paper!

Costumes for this exhibition will be changing on a regular basis.

This Exhibition is open every day from 10am-4pm, in Oriel yr Ardd which is opposite Siop Botanica.