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The Fabric of Protest

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People's History Museum

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Spinningfields

Manchester

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Come along to this monthly textile workshop, learn new techniques and share ideas of protest over a cup of tea. Taking inspiration from the museum’s collection, participants work collaboratively to produce pieces of artwork rich in personal responses and exploration. Participants can attend individual workshops or join us on a more regular basis to shape how the work develops. Artist Helen Mather leads the workshops – follow what the participants are learning and creating on Helen’s tumblr blog.

The Fabric of Protest group will have an exhibition on display at the People's History Museum from 7 Jul 2018 to 9 Sep 2018. Collectively and individually participants have been exploring ideas of representation, current political concerns, visibility, vulnerabilities and personal experiences of oppression. Using art and craft processes to give voice to these ideas, this exhibition showcases a range of work from garments to woven pieces, alongside printed, crocheted and embroidered textiles.

During 2018, 100 years since the passing of the Representation of the People Act (1918), The Fabric of Protest group will explore the museum’s 2018 theme of representation, particularly underrepresentation, from past to present.

If you would like to book a group onto this event please contact the Learning Team by emailing learning@phm.org.uk or phoning 0161 838 9190.

Suitable for adults and young people over 11

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  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
  • For further information please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or email events@phm.org.uk
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