Writing this 14 hours later from the Catholic guest house next to the cathedral, a convenient and above all cheap place to stay in Bamako. Have invited Father Manolo and Father Jean Pierre to the Fashion show on Thursday. They are very excited, having never been to anything like it before!
Tomorrow we will choose models and do clothes fittings etc. Dembele will be in charge of the lighting- a hand held spot light, like the last time for the Danes at the hotel- we are getting dab hands at this now!
And something quite exciting is happenng; ABC , Australian Broadcasting Commission is filming the fashion show at the Villa Soudan! Then they want to come to Djenne and film the studio and our making of the bogolan textiles too, as well as the manuscript library- they are going to Timbuktu too, but spending quite some time in Djenne with me!