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The Fabric of Protest

Join our monthly creative textile workshop

8 April 2017

11 March 2017, 8 April 2017 & 20 May 2017, The Fabric of Protest @ People's History Museum

Time 13:00 - 15:30

Duration 2 hours 30 minutes

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3

Come along to this monthly creative workshop and share ideas of protest over a cup of tea, while learning new textile techniques.  Taking inspiration from the museum’s collection, participants will work collaboratively to produce pieces of artwork rich in personal responses and exploration.

Participants will produce individual pieces that will combine to create a collaborative installation that will be displayed in the museum.  Participants can attend individual workshops or join us on a regular basis to shape how the work develops.

Being at the centre of textile production in Manchester historically, we will collect personal stories, learn about the conditions for workers, and compare the industry from past to present with global textile production and zero hours contracts.

  • Artist Helen Mather leads The Fabric of Protest workshops; find out what the participants are learning and creating on Helen’s tumblr blog
  • If you would like to book a group onto this event please contact our Learning Team on learning@phm.org.uk or 0161 838 9190
  • Dates of other workshops in this series are Saturday 11 March & Saturday 20 May

Suitable for adults and young people
 over age 11

  • Treat yourself to 10% off in The Left Bank cafe bar and 10% off in the museum shop when you attend an event at the People’s History Museum
  • Did you know the museum holds the world’s largest collection of historic trade union and political banners?  Check out the Textile Conservation Studio pages for more information

Booking Requirements:

  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
  • For further information please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or email events@phm.org.uk