Join the Sappho Alternative Fashion Show!
The Sappho Alternative Fashion Show is one of the highlights of the festival. It started a decade ago with a few local designers and visitors, a good DJ and lots of fun.
The first shows were started by walking down a plastic ramp in the Outdoor Cinema. Over the years the Sappho Alternative Fashion Show has grown and evolved. Now it is attended by an audience of over 400 on each of its nights on a professional catwalk, with rocking sound and a world class show.
In 2015 we were lucky enough to have professional performer Nicky Mitchell host the show along with festival organiser Joanna Savva, and in 2016 it was our pleasure to invite Jennifer Grant of Diva Focus on the stage.
As with all our events, we try and keep things small and local. The models are still festival goers and visitors to Skala. The show is more than fashion... we have performers and acts, singers and Drag Kings, dancers and mimes. All mixed with a dose of fashion from local designers.
The venue is still Skala’s beautiful open-air cinema, many of the clothes and accessories are donated from supportive local businesses, and the models… well, the models could be you!
So if you are coming come with your act! It could be solo or with friends. Have a look through your suitcases, use a sprinkle of imagination, customise a windbreaker… and get ready to strut your stuff down Sappho’s catwalk!
The show organisers and choreographers are Tamsin Morris and Faye Rickett. During the summer you will find them every day at the Rock Club swim, that's where you will sign up for the show.
You can now sign up via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Venue opens at 20.00, the fashion show starts at 21.00.
DATES: Wednesday 13 and Tuesday 19 September
Ticket price at the door: 10 euro
Check out this video to get the idea: