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Sweet sewing project to take centre stage

Candy Girls dress - the remakeA sweet project undertaken by the sewing group at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre will take centre stage this weekend.
The group has been working on a replica of a special garment in the town’s history - a replica of a dress worn by the winner of the Candy Queen competition at the town’s former Trebor factory.
Working from original designs dating back to the 1940s, the dress will take centre stage at the Pomegranate Theatre’s production of The Candy Girls: Tales from Trebor.
The play is written by the Pomegranate Playwrights and performed by members of the Pomegranate Youth Theatre with original music.
The theatre is run by DNCC member Chesterfield Borough Council.
Councillor Amanda Serjeant, Chesterfield Borough Council’s Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said “Candy Girls is a unique production and highlights a very important part of Chesterfield’s industrial heritage.
“Having a replica of the original dress worn by the Candy Queen adds to the authenticity of the play.”
For details of performances click here.

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