Petticoat Patrimony-Forgotten Women of Wakefield Creative Workshops

Actions and Detail Panel

Free

Location

Wakefield Westgate Unitarian Chapel

Westgate

Wakefield

WF1 1XR

United Kingdom

View map

Free Creative Workshops- The Edmonstone Sisters Looking into Letters, Crest & Cameo Designing with The Forgotten Women of Wakefield

About this event

Petticoat Patrimony, with The Forgotten Women of Wakefield

Westgate Chapel (Opposite Elephant & Castle Pub, next to the old railway station entrance)

Booking ESSENTIAL!

If you book and CANNOT ATTEND, please cancel so that someone else can take your place.

The Edmonstone Sisters

Petticoat Patrimony looks at the significant contributions made by the sisters, Anne, Eliza & Helen Edmonstone, women in Charles Waterton's life. Their stories have hitherto been the victim of historical patrimony and as the women were direct descendants from the royal line of Aawak Indians on Demerara they were also women of colour. The sisters legacy as surrogate mothers to Waterton's son Edmund and custodians of the Waterton estate, have been forgotten. This project seeks to remedy this and is working with a range of BAME researchers and artists to highlight the heritage of the sisters and challenge gender and racial stereotypes linked to women and slavery.

Looking into Letters Workshop

Saturday July 2nd 1:30-3:30pm

Join us for this FREE Workshop to explore these letters through reading and discussion, revealing how different they were, and why that might be.

Walton Hall inspired botanical Cameo Designing Workshop

Saturday July 9th 1:30-3:30pm

The Edmonstone sisters Helen & Eliza were early eco warriors working with Waterton to help create a fine nature reserve. Join us for this free workshop to design your own 'Botanical' cameos and learn about the Edmonstone women who were born in Demerara and lived in two very different environments before they came to settle at Walton Hall.

Edmonstone's Sisters Crest Designing Workshop

Saturday July 16th 1:30-3:30pm

We will design and then print, using natural materials, the humble potato, an image which captures the essence of the Edmonstone Sisters.

Anne Mary Waterton's (nee Edmonstone and wife of Charles Waterton) story is voiced here as we look at the wildlife and the countryside at Walton Hall, where she lived, and died.

https://youtu.be/nNuCVnB9cfA

Eliza Edmonstone's, (sister-in-law of Charles Waterton) story is voiced here as we look at the wildlife and the countryside at Walton Hall, where she lived.

https://youtu.be/_CXKAO1dcJ8

Helen Edmonstone (sister-in-law of Charles Waterton) story is voiced here as we look at the wildlife and the countryside at Walton Hall, where she lived.

https://youtu.be/1pCnAs1kv8s

Petticoat Patrimony-Forgotten Women of Wakefield Creative Workshops image
Petticoat Patrimony-Forgotten Women of Wakefield Creative Workshops image
Petticoat Patrimony-Forgotten Women of Wakefield Creative Workshops image

Share with friends

Save This Event

Event Saved