The Fabric of Protest

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The Fabric of Protest

The Fabric of Protest

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 or 0161 838 9190
  • Dates of other workshops in this series are Saturday 11 March and Saturday 8 April

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