“Craftivism encourages craftsters to engage with activism in our own quiet way, sometimes the quieter the revolution, the louder it’s heard” – Sarah Corbett
In response to Hannah Ryggen’s thought provoking tapestry activism join Sarah Corbett, founder of the Craftivist Collective, for a celebratory and forward thinking textile workshop.
12-1pm, £5 per child (free for parents/carers)
The first session is designed for children ages 7+ and their parents or carers. Participants are invited to create a string of ‘solidarity bunting’, playing with colour and stitch whilst reflecting on the situations of others.
2-4pm, £5 per person
The second session, aimed at young people and adults (14+), will start with an informal talk about the Craftivist method of ‘gentle protest.’ There will then be an opportunity to make ‘mini banners’ as a way of thinking and creating together.
Sarah Corbett is an award-winning campaigner. She grew up in a low-income area of the UK into an activist family and has worked as a professional campaigner for a decade, most recently with Oxfam GB. She set up the global and award-winning Craftivist Collective in 2009 providing products and services to do craftivism using her ‘gentle protest’ approach. She works with arts institutions, the charity sector and academic institutions. She also does unexpected collaborations with organisations such as Tatty Devine and Secret Cinema, and regularly gives talks around the world. Her book “A Little Book of Craftivism’” was released October 2013 and is on its second print run. Her book “How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest” is out October 2017.