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Caribbean Textiles and Craft Study Day

23 October 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

3 small silver figures. The have pins on the back. The stylised figures are carrying things on their heads.

This study day is co-organised by Craftspace and Birmingham City University’s Centre for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (CEDIA). It will be led by co-curators of Dorcas Stories from the Front Room exhibition Rose Sinclair and Deirdre Figueiredo and co-facilitated by Karen Patel, Chair of CEDIA.

A series of talks and in-conversation panels will explore themes in the exhibition including the lineage of Caribbean craft skills through migration, the continued role of craft and textiles in shaping the Windrush legacy for new generations and the ways that today’s creatives of Caribbean descent draw on the wealth of their grandparents’ craft skills, stories of making and Dorcas Club social change ethos.  We will also explore community voices and story telling through craft and address issues around decolonising the curriculum. Rose Sinclair will give a tour of the exhibition and provide an insight into her research into Dorcas Clubs.

Lunch and light refreshments included.

Book your place.

Concessions: If you are a student or unwaged you can purchase a ticket for £5. Standard tickets are £15.

Access: The venue has step free access, lifts and disabled parking in the car park underneath the Mailbox. If you have particular access requirements please email [email protected] or call 0121 608 6668  to discuss.

A schedule of speakers, timings for the day and travel information will be emailed after booking.


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