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Free talk explores fashion in Hunger Games films


Photo: Bran by Mike Corcoran (ink on paper)

Wednesday February 11                                                                

The power of designer fashion in films such as The Hunger Games in influencing shoppers’ passion for expensive branded goods will be the subject of a free public talk.

Glyndŵr University’s Catrin Finch Centre is hosting “Capitol Couture: Fashion, Spectacle and Struggle in The Hunger Games” as part of a month-long exhibition in Wrexham.

'The Tales We tell', currently installed at the Un deg Un space in the town centre, revolves around the concept of tales told and re-told, altered, translated, re-interpreted, critiqued, and celebrated.

The talk at Glyndŵr University will explore how through couture dresses and designer shoes, fashion plays a key role in constructing and performing on-screen identities in the Hunger Games films.

Led by Dr Sarah Gilligan, it gets underway at 6.30pm on Thursday February 19 as part of a double-header of lectures linked to ‘The Tales We Tell.’

From 7.30pm, Mike Corcoran and Jake Campbell will speak about the links between science, philosophy, poetry and the visual arts.

‘Finding Oneself: Brain, Body and World: An Ekphrastic Collaboration’ will explorewho are we? Where are we? How do the cultures and environments within which we exist play their part in making us who we are?’

The evening will also feature a short video installation from artist Penny Hallas and a display of artwork penned by Mike Corcoran.

Tales We Tell exhibition opened on January 30 and runs until February 28 at Un Deg Un gallery in Wrexham.

Event organiser and creator Stephen Kenyon, senior lecturer in creative industries at Glyndŵr University, said: “Wrexham has a vibrant and growing arts scene and The Tales We Tell is designed to celebrate this.

“Glyndŵr University is integral to the arts community and we’re delighted to be hosting what promises to be two fascinating talks.

“I was keen to include as many art forms as possible in the exhibition, which is why it includes art, video installation, workshops, poetry, guest talks, and multi-media, all based around the idea of storytelling.”

The event at Glyndŵr University takes place from 6pm to 9pm on Thursday February 19 and admission is free.

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