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Festival of the frocks

Festival of the Frocks is an event celebrating women and fashion. Anglicare Tasmania is hosting this special event to encourage community connections and help brighten the winter months.

Poster for Festival of the Frocks with silhouette of 1920s woman in a gown“Ladies, it’s time to frock up and add some sparkle into a cold winter’s day,” said Lyn O’Grady, Anglicare Tasmania’s West Coast Community Worker.

“It doesn’t matter where you are from or what your age is women find a common connection through fashion,” said Lyn.

“This is an opportunity for women to share their stories of the frock, from wedding dresses to fun wear.

“One of our local ladies, Janice, won Belle and Queen of numerous balls in the 1950’s.  One of her marvellous frocks is a Norman Hartnell creation, and this very same design was worn by Princess Margaret. This proves that West Coast women have a royal eye for fashion and slender waist-line to match.

 “There will be mini dresses from the 1960s and 70s, ensembles just like the Queen wears today, as well as ‘tasty’ little lurex numbers.

“This event is designed to shine a light on our history, our connections and our community,” said Lyn.

Festival of the Frocks will be held at View 42˚ Restaurant, The Esplanade, Strahan from 1pm to 3pm, Saturday 13 August.

Bookings can be made by calling Zeehan Neighborhood Centre, 6471 6108 or Rosebery Community House, 6473 1497.

The cost is $15 per person and includes High Tea.

Local Media Contact: Lyn O’Grady 0439 622 149