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Lush Life Presents: An evening of Craftivism, with Sarah Corbett & Friends

16 October 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A group of people sit around a table discussing the stitched cards they have produced.

Our Director, Deirdre Figueiredo, will be part of a panel for this event led by Sarah Corbett for Lush Life. If you can’t attend you can watch the live stream on the Lush Player. The event should be available to watch afterwards too. Sarah’s Gentle Protest exhibition is also on show .

“Join Sarah Corbett, award-winning activist and founder of the global Craftivist Collective, for an evening exploring Craftivism. Sarah will be chairing a discussion on the use of craft and Craftivism for making change. Exploring what it is and how to use if for maximum impact. Sarah will be joined by Chris Gee, Campaign Leader at WWF talking about how WWF are incorporating craftivism; Deirdre Figueiredo MBE, Director of  Craftspace on the power of using craft for young people’s voices; and Alexi Duggins, once Editor-at-Large of Time Out London, now freelance journalist for the Guardian, NME amongst others, on how using Craftivism as a tool for campaigning can attract media to cover your issue.

Following the discussion you are invited to join a Stitchable Change-maker Craftivism workshop. We know that changemakers aren’t superheroes; they’re just people who connect their values to their actions. Every single one of us has gifts and talents we can use to be the change we wish to see in the world. At key times we need to make time to slow down, keep a cool head & think critically about how we can be positive change makers. We hope this ‘inner activism’ project is a useful tool & physical reminder of your journey as a craftivist & brilliant global citizen.

This event is part of a week long takeover of the Lush Life Channel by Craftivist Collective. A week exploring Craftivism with the aim of inspiring activists and non-activists alike with methods for starting conversations and making change.”

You can get more details and find out how to book here.

(Image: Sarah Corbett leading a workshop for our Making for Change project.)


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