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.

Currently looking at the Match Girls’ Strike of 1888, we are working on a banner to commemorate the bravery of the girls and the start of unionism as we know it today.  Participants can attend individual workshops or join us on a regular basis to shape how the work develops.

Artist Helen Mather leads The Fabric of Protest workshops. You can read Helen’s latest blog post and follow 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

  • The next Fabric of Protest workshops are 1.00pm – 3.00pm on the following dates: Sat 22 October and Thurs 17 November

Suitable for adults and young people over 11

  • Treat yourself to 15% 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