Discovering Lorina Bulwer's workhouse embroideries
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Discovering Lorina Bulwer's workhouse embroideries

Discovering Lorina Bulwer's workhouse embroideries

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Union 105

105 Chapeltown Road

Leeds, United Kingdom

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Lorina Bulwer produced a number of densely-embroidered scrolls from the workhouse in Great Yarmouth where she was incarcerated at the end of the 19th century. As well as learning more about these embroideries, this workshop will be a chance to think about creativity - particularly needlework - as a form of protest and an outlet for strong emotions.

Discussions will also compare mental health care over the centuries.

The event is organised with the Thackray Museum, where one of Bulwer’s scrolls is kept http://www.thackraymedicalmuseum.co.uk/ 
(please note, this will be an illustrated presentation about the scrolls with a curator from Thackray. The scroll itself is too delicate to be taken out).

The event is part of the "Shoddy" disability art project https://shoddyexhibition.wordpress.com/ 
and part of the Love Arts Festival http://www.loveartsleeds.co.uk/

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Union 105 is wheelchair accessible. On-street parking is available outside or nearby.

Please get in touch if you want more access information.

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Thanks to the Co-op, Stainbeck Lane for providing refreshments.

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