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Cinderloo 1821 Community Mapping Art Workshop, Oakengates

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The Wakes

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TF2 6EP

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Join local artists to create artwork for a map of communities linked to the route of the Cinderloo Uprising of 1821 and make a zine/booklet

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Come and explore collage, simple printmaking and creative writing to make art about your community. Amanda Hillier will be joined by artists Andrew Howe and Jean McEwan to help you make work for the map and for a zine or booklet. All abilities welcome.

We are working with the Wrekin Housing Trust, Telford Memories Facebook page and local history groups of the Wrekin Local Studies Forum to identify and celebrate the communities that the protesting colliers would have passed through 200 years ago on the way to the site where the Battle of Cinderloo took place in Old Park.

We would like to hear about the spirit and community solidarity that would have existed in 1821 at the time of the Cinderloo Uprising and also the housing conditions of the period that the workers and their families would have lived in.

This is a free workshop but to be sure of a place please book a ticket.

Drinks and light refreshments provided. There is a cafe at the venue or bring your own lunch.

Amanda Hillier is a printmaker, illustrator and graphic designer, living in Ironbridge. Her work reflects the historically important and naturally diverse area in which she lives.

Andrew Howe is an artist working in painting, drawing, photography, walking, books and digital media. One of the co-founders of the Cinderloo 1821 community group, he is interested in how people and places interact, and how historical events shape the landscape.

Bradford- based artist and organiser Jean McEwan works with people to explore the power of creativity to empower and connect us. Informed by her previous career as a community worker, Jean creates spaces for meaningful connections between people. Zines are a signifiant part of Jean's work, which she makes both solo and in collaboration with others. Jean has run many zine workshops, projects and events with a wide range of people, groups, communities and organisations UK wide.

The Cinderloo Uprising

The dramatic events of the battle of Cinderloo took place almost 200 years ago in February 1821, when 3,000 miners, women and children marched in protest at proposed pay cuts and increasing poverty.  They gathered at the cinderhills of Old Park (now the Telford Forge Retail Park), where they came into conflict with the Shropshire Yeomanry.  Two men were shot dead with many injured.  One man, Thomas Palin, was hung that April for “felonious riot”

Cinderloo 1821 Remembered

Cinderloo1821 is a community group of local historians, artists, writers and many other interested people who are raising awareness of the Cinderloo Uprising through a series of activities leading up to the bicentenary in 2021

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