June 04, 2014

'The Camden Tights Ball' project with Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

'The Tights Ball' project, originally 'Re-imagining Ladies Tights', has a new website:


~Poster by Jason Wen~

Initially commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham to raise awareness of textile recycling, with funding support from Arts Council England, Anna Kompaniets, Lenka Horakova and Platform-7 set out to discover the politics of tights recycling by collecting old tights.  

During 2014 The Royal Central School of Speech & Drama MA Music Theatre and the London borough of Camden are the latest collaborators on 'The Tights Ball' journey with interventions on the streets of Camden. Used tights can be donated in boxes across the borough, before being re-purposed through free workshops and becoming part of a major musical performance during National Recycle Week 2014, with working bin truck from Veolia Environmental Services.

Public Interventions:
15th March, 10am – 1pm. 
Public tights wash. Outside Swiss Cottage Library, NW3 3HA
5th June, 10am – 2pm. 
Upcycling of women’s tights. Queen’s Crescent Market, Gospel Oak, NW5 4HH. Join us in a fun, creative workshop, all tools supplied.

Live Public Performances:
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’ MA Music Theatre presents ‘Veolia Songs’
20th June, 11:30am – 1:30pm. 
Outside Swiss Cottage Library, NW3 3HA & Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, NW3 3HA
21st June, 11:30am – 1:30pm.
Somers Town Estate, Euston,  NW1 1EE
FREE - All welcome!