Dandyism: Family Fun
Tuesday 29 October
11am – 1.30pm, Pottery Gallery
Make and decorate your own dandy fashion items including sunglasses, bowties and and learn about the history of this African fashion phenomenon!
This is activity supports the Dandyism dance performances in Museum Street at 11am and 1.30pm with artist Patrick Ziza.
Dandyism is centuries old, and for the original African dandies, it represented male empowerment and post-colonial freedom.
African Dandies appropriated the flamboyance of the 18th Century English & French gentlemen in defiance against slavery, referred to by some as a resistance movement.
By the 1960s it had become a phenomenon, a way to preserve a legacy of African culture and challenge conventional male stereotypes.
Dandyism is a celebration of style and cool as well as a concern for humanism, gender and identity in our increasingly divided society.