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The Fabric of Protest exhibition

The Fabric of Protest exhibition

Exploring ideas of representation

7 July 2018 — 9 September 2018

7 July - 9 September 2018, The Fabric of Protest exhibition @ People’s History Museum © The Fabric of Protest group

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost The museum is free to enter with suggested donation of £5

The Fabric of Protest is a monthly textile workshop at PHM, where participants take inspiration from the museum’s collection to produce pieces of artwork rich in personal responses.  Collectively and individually participants have been exploring ideas of representation, current political concerns, visibility, vulnerabilities and personal experiences of oppression.  Using art and craft processes to give voice to these ideas, this exhibition showcases a range of work from garments to woven pieces, alongside printed, crocheted and embroidered textiles.

During 2018, 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act (1918), The Fabric of Protest group will explore the museum’s 2018 theme of representation, particularly underrepresentation, from past to present.  Join monthly Fabric of Protest workshops to shape how future work develops.

Suitable for all agesHeritage Lottery Funded

Part of our year long programme exploring the past, present and future of representation, marking 100 years since all men and some women won the right to vote in Britain.  Following an open call for submissions, the 2018 community exhibition programme was selected by a panel of museum staff and members of a cross section of community groups.

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