Imagine Festival presents Craftivism: Dream-making Workshop

Date Monday 18 March 2024
Time 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Price£10 | £7
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Imagine Festival presents Craftivism: Dream-making Workshop


This March we are excited to welcome Imagine Festival as they bring to The Crescent a whole host of events.


Join the award-winning activist, author and founder of the global Craftivist Collective Sarah Corbett, who will host a craftivism (craft + activism) workshop offering the opportunity to ‘slow down and stitch’, completing a tangible craftivism project to take home as a form of ‘Gentle Protest’.

No craft skills needed!

It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of injustices we find upsetting. It can feel overwhelming and all consuming. Yet neuroscience shows us that by having a vision, our brains start finding ways to turn those visions into reality.

Use your head, heart, and hands to be a gentle craftivist. Once you’re embracing the soothing, repetitive nature of stitching, it’s time for some deep thought on your dream for a better future for all. Use your craftivism to be a tortoise and take it slow.

Limited to 15 adults per workshop. All craft resources supplied and ethically sourced. No craft skills needed. Suitable for 14+

Sarah Corbett is an award-winning activist, founder of the global Craftivist Collective and author of ‘How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest’. Sarah has helped change government laws, business policies as well as hearts and minds through her kind and creative form of campaigning.

Sarah grew up in a low-income area of Liverpool into an activist family squatting to save social houses at the age of 3 (they won) as well as campaigning on global issues, winning lockers for her school aged 17 when her Head Teacher said it would be impossible and has worked as a professional activism manager for over a decade for Oxfam GB, Christian Aid and the UK Department for International Development.

Creating DIY kits, products, books and tools for individuals and groups around the world, she has also worked with charities such as Save the Children and Mind, the mental health organisation, arts institutions such as Tate and V&A amongst others and focuses on reaching new audiences with unusual allies such as Secret Cinema and Tatty Devine. She teaches her unique ‘Gentle Protest’ approach to activism in universities around the world from Parsons New School NYC to Helsinki University. Her talk ‘Activism Needs Introverts’ was chosen as a TED Talk of the Day and has over 1million views. Her book How To Be A Craftivist: the art of gentle protest is available in paperback. Her new book The Craftivist Collective Handbook is published 2nd May 2024.

Age Range14+ years

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