Work with artists from the Peterloo Memorial Campaign
11 August 2016
Time 16:00 - 19:30
Duration 3 hours 30 minutes
Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3
To ensure the people of Manchester have a loud and clear opportunity to state what the Peterloo Massacre of 1819 means to them, and to very publicly say what they feel the forthcoming memorial should express, the Peterloo Memorial Campaign (PMC) plan to create an enormous and highly publicised Peterloo Tapestry – a public participative artwork for all to see.
At 1.00pm on Sunday 14 August, in the large hall of the Manchester Friends’ Meeting House, a 5 foot x 30 foot blank cotton canvas, hopefully spun and woven in the region itself, will be ceremonially unfurled. Onto this the PMC invite everyone to attach an object of their choice – something that reflects the spirit of 16 August 1819, and their aspirations for what message the memorial itself should embody. It could be a simple written statement, a photograph, a piece of modern or historical political memorabilia, a drawing, an item or fragment of an item from the period, a print of an image from the time, a badge, a suffragette ribbon… when these are combined they’ll go to make a powerful, expressive, absorbing and intriguing whole that’s sure to become a valued icon in its own right.
This preparation workshop is a chance for you to join experienced artists in creating your contribution to the Peterloo Tapestry. Bring an object to check it can be easily attached to the canvas, or an idea you’re unsure how to execute, and they’ll help make it happen. Any materials you can bring with you will be extremely useful – feel free to get in touch in advance at email@example.com.
Booking Requirements: No booking required, drop in activity
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