The Fabric of Protest – online

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Create and share textile responses to the topics explored, using techniques taught by artist Helen Mather.

Bring along your own sewing projects to work on while watching and listening, or switch on your camera and microphone to join in the conversation and shape ideas worth fighting for to be explored in future workshops.

Keep an eye on Instagram @phmmcr to see the latest creations, and share yours using #fabricofprotest.

All textile abilities welcome, suitable for ages 11+ (under 18s must have an accompanying adult present during session).

  • Booking required via Eventbrite, limited places
  • Online only event: taking place on Zoom, joining details will be sent by email one hour in advance of session

Click the ‘show previous dates’ button to find other Fabric of Protest resources, starting from May 2020.

This month:

Explore the connections between migration and textiles, and the ways in which textiles can represent people, movement and culture. Part of PHM’s More in Common project

Inspired by the legacy of murdered MP Jo Cox (16 June 2016), PHM’s More in Common project involves a group of over 30 people from different backgrounds who made Manchester their home, coming together to share knowledge, experiences, and conversations.

The More in Common project and exhibition are part of CultureLabs, receiving funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.

CultureLabs European Union Exploring migration at People's History Museum. Illustration by Danielle RhodaThe Jo Cox Foundation logo

Part of PHM’s programme exploring migration, co-created by a Community Programme Team made up of people whose lives have been shaped by migration.

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People’s History Museum (PHM) is a registered charity. PHM relies on income from a variety of sources to keep the museum open and able to deliver exhibitions, events and projects.
By purchasing a ticket you help us to continue sharing ideas worth fighting for such as equality, democracy and co-operation.
To ensure events are accessible to all, we offer lower price tickets to those on low incomes and free tickets to those who are unwaged or seeking asylum. No proof is required, we trust you to choose the ticket that matches your circumstances.

- Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your booking so your place can be given to someone else
- Paid for tickets cancelled less than seven days in advance of an event are non refundable
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People’s History Museum (PHM) in Manchester is the national museum of democracy, telling the story of its development in Britain: past, present, and future.  The museum provides opportunities for people of all ages to learn about, be inspired by and get involved in ideas worth fighting for; ideas such as equality, social justice, co-operation, and a fair world for all.

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