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The Fabric of Protest

The Fabric of Protest

Produce your own piece of protest art

15 September 2016

The Fabric of Protest @ People's History Museum

Time 13:00 - 15:00

Duration 2 hours

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.

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 lisa.gillen@phm.org.uk.

  • 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

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
  • Please note all donations are non refundable
  • For further information please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or email events@phm.org.uk