Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Give Your Old Clothes A New Spin At WOMAD

WOMAD 2009 Featured Vendor:
The Mobile Sewing Company (Netherlands)

Click to enlarge

World of Music Art and Dance 2009
13-15 March
Brooklands Park & TSB Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth
Visit for more information

This wonderful ´travelling atelier for clothes´ was founded in 2003 by ‘the Ladies’, Karin Arts and Marieke Biegman. Ever since, thousands of people in many countries have taken off their clothes for the Ladies to decorate them.

With pleasure and a great sense of fun, passers-by allow their clothes be customised, decorated, adapted, personalised, jazzed-up, beautified, adjusted and re-evaluated, by the improvising couturiers of the Mobile Sewing Company, returning home with an unique memento from the festival.

The Ladies will demonstrate their incredible talent for personalising clothes in a theatrical and mystical way and the power for the vintage sewing machines they use in each three hour session will be generated by two bicycles – pedaled by the festival audience of course!

Click to enlarge

Click to enlarge

Click to enlarge

Click to enlarge


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

IHC Tribute: Colin Meads

"While Colin is best known for rugby, to us he is one of a small number of distinguished IHC New Zealand Life Members recognised for their significant support for people with intellectual disabilities," says IHC Chief Executive Ralph Jones. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Tilting at Turbines - The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have now both broken the Big Fifty barrier, which seems to have brought a whole new level of angst to their midlife adventures ... More>>

Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>


NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>


Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

Kid Lit: Lost Mansfield Story Discovered At Wellington Library

Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Library’s archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland