Catwalk volunteers needed to help fashion new Amelia show

Co-founder of Pickering - Polly Taylor

Volunteers are being sought to take part in a fashion show at Tunbridge Wells’ new cultural centre.

The Amelia and the Amelia Scott centre on Monson Road is calling for local models to take part in a live project and fashion show this October, to coincide with the ‘Body Beautiful: Diversity’ exhibition opening on October 21.

‘Body Beautiful’ is a touring exhibition produced by National Museums Scotland, but local curators are creating their own programme based on the Amelia’s own expertise in historical costume.

“Drawing inspiration from our extensive historical costume collection and the upcoming ‘Body Beautiful’ exhibition, a local designer will create a collection of inclusive, body-diverse and sustainably-made outfits for you to model #bodybeautiful,” said the Amelia.

Underlining the exhibition’s themes of body diversity and inclusion, the Amelia asks volunteers to include any access needs.

Applicants must be 18 or over at the time of the catwalk event on October 31.

Backstage roles are also available.

If you are the sort of volunteer who prefers to work behind the scenes, both the Amelia and Kent Libraries are calling for helpers.

The Amelia’s Culture Team has a variety of opportunities to work with the collections or help put together the centre’s programmes.

Interested volunteers are invited to send a recent full-length picture, with measurements to:




Kent Libraries, which manage county archives and most libraries in the county, is calling for volunteers.

Reading groups serve a surprising variety of people, from audio reading groups for people who are blind or visually impaired, to groups for people with mental health issues.

Helpers can also teach IT skills, read and sing to children, research in the archives, bring books to housebound readers, help with library events and much more.

Search for ‘Time2Give’.


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