• Katherine Hasegawa

Money-dress exhibition and collections at Histon & Impington Feast Festival

Updated: Dec 20, 2020

Every year Histon & Impington celebrates local fairs, each of which has its own charming according to the season. But the summer ones are without a doubt, my favourite ones. After growing up in a country bathed in light and heat all year round, it could not be other. Anyway, here we go again, speaking about the weather, which is not the point of this report.

This report's headline act is undoubtedly the social impact generated by Cambridge's Venezuelan Community (VeneCam) at the H&I Summer Fair - in where VeneCam ran a bake sales and spoke out about the Venezuela's utterly economy crisis.

As part of the committee board members of VeneCam, I offered to display the money-dress at our stall. This exhibition really grabbed the attention of attendees who walked by. Most people did not expect the dress to be made of real money, much less, representing hyperinflation.

The solidarity and curiosity of attendees were very encouraging. We engaged in lots of exciting conversation from economics, politics to culture. Thanks to the collective efforts from volunteers, attendees and H&I' fair organizers, we raised £400 for Chamos.org.uk, a charity based in the UK, which, in partnership with local NGO's, supports Venezuelan children through education and healthcare programmes.

This was certainly a different event.

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