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Medals for Everyday Courage (SHOUT x CRAFTSPACE)

16 October 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

a row of 7 handmade fabric medals using various patterns and colours
“Medals for Everyday Courage” is a craft workshop developed by Craftspace for the SHOUT 2021 Festival.

SHOUT  invite you to participate in an upcoming FREE workshop that supports intergenerational conversations within our community. This event is part of SHOUT’s efforts to develop a platform that focuses on bringing together people of different ages to share their life stories and is supported by Ageing Better.

“Medals for Everyday Courage” was originally designed by Craftspace and artist Alinah Azadeh with the aim to bring people together to produce medals for themselves or as a gift to someone else to celebrate and acknowledge their acts of courage, especially in this time of crisis. You can check out the video of the previous iteration of the workshops by clicking HERE.

Throughout this workshop, you will have a chance to make the medals while sharing and talking about your experiences of the commonalities and differences in relation to the social and political changes that are affecting our LGBTQ+ community.

The medals you create will be displayed in Birmingham LGBT Centre and a selection of them will be featured in the upcoming CRAFTSPACE exhibition at Midlands Arts Centre (November 2021).

This activity will be led by Karina Thompson, a Birmingham-based textile artist with over 30 years of experience in helping people tell the stories of their lives and neighbourhoods using creative processes. Although primarily working with textiles, she often uses a wide range of materials and digital processes to enhance people’s making. She has led projects in spaces as diverse as a wood, an isolation ward for cancer patients, a young offenders’ centre and a robotics research facility.

The event will take place at Birmingham LGBT Centre on 16th October 2021 between 1 pm and 3:30 pm.


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