CRAFTIVISTS GARDEN #WELLMAKING: THE GARDEN PARTY Craft, Connect, Reflect, Challenge & Grow!

When: TUESDAY 27TH JANUARY

Where: THE LECTURE HALL, TOYNBEE HALL, LONDON, 28 Commercial Street, London E1 6LS

Time:

12.00 – 5.00:  Stitch-in Workshops and discussion including afternoon tea at 3.00

5.30 – 9.00: Drinks and Speakers: including Sarah Corbett Craftivist Collective, Jayne Howard Arts for Health Cornwall, John McMahon Crafts Council, Daniel Carpenter Voluntary Arts England, George McKay, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Dr Fiona Hackney Falmouth University

Taking the flower garden as a metaphor for flourishing, the activist project Craftivists Garden has been raising consciousness about crafts and health. Hundreds of crafters from across the UK and Ireland have participated, making flowers and sharing thoughts about crafting for wellbeing through project ‘stitch-ins’, blogs, the project app, and on Twitter via #wellMAKING.

The Garden Party is an opportunity to view over 400 beautiful flowers hand-made by participants and read their thoughts and reflections. You are invited for afternoon tea while taking part in live ‘stitch-ins’ run by project facilitators, and/or evening drinks and discussion with invited speakers.

Craftivists Garden is a project that moves beyond any simple conception of therapeutic craft to explore how making can operate as a tool for critical thinking and help us grapple with the big issues that affect our lives, so there is plenty to talk about!

All attendees will receive a free copy of the Craftivists Garden booklet, which gives you all the information you need to run your own #wellMAKING event.

Please sign up for one or both of these events at: http://www.falmouth.ac.uk/content/garden-party-craftivists-garden-wellmaking

Or go direct to the Eventbrite page at: http://craftivistgarden.eventbrite.co.uk

http://cgspeakers.eventbrite.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you at the Craftivists Garden Party.

For more information please see the Project websites:

http://projects.falmouth.ac.uk/craftivistgarden/

http://craftivist-collective.com/wellmaking

and http://www.falmouth.ac.uk/materialvisualculture

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