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Craftivist Weekend with Sarah Corbett

Craftivism offers a new approach to influencing people – channelling your craft energy in the name of a good cause: Attention-getting without giving offense; thought-provoking without pedantry. We're celebrating and learning - and supporting the mental health charity Mind with a free drop-in afternoon and a free workshop!

Join craftivist Sarah Corbett, a forerunner in the art of crafting for a cause, over the weekend of 2 to 3 December, and learn about how to use your skills and enthusiasm to bring about change!

Copies of her new book, How to be a Craftivist - The Gentle Art of Protest will be available thorughout the weekend, and Sarah will be signing copies.

Free Drop-in Chat

On Saturday 2 December Sarah will be sewing and chatting with drop-in visitors about her new book. The session is free – stop by between 2 and 5pm, meet Sarah, enjoy some light refreshments and engage with her about the political and social uses of crafts.

Free Workshop - Full!

On Sunday 3 December you can join a free workshop Sarah will lead, from 10 to 2pm, using your creativity to support government funding for the mental health charity Mind and learning how Sarah and the Craft Collective she founded approach using crafts to make a gentle point.

During this intimate, cosy workshop with light refreshments, drink, flowers and music, Sarah will explain more about her craftivism methodology before you have a go with your own hands, heart and head together. (Participants may want to bring along some lunch - or may take a break to secure some food from one of the local shops.)

Included in the workshop: A kit to make a beautiful 'positive note' for your MP, encouraging them to support everyone experiencing a mental health problem. Sarah assembles the kits, as part of her support for Mind; donations to cover the £12 cost would be welcome, and would directly to the charity.

There will be extra craft resources to encourage creativity and you can bring your own embellishments if you wish.

The workshop is filled - please e-mail us by clicking here, if you want us to notify you if any spaces open up.

Sarah is an award-winning campaigner. She grew up in a low-income area of the UK into an activist family and has worked as a professional campaigner for a decade most recently with Oxfam GB. She set up the global and award-winning Craftivist Collective in 2009, providing products and services to inspire craftivism using her ‘gentle protest’ approach. She works with arts institutions, the charity sector, academic as well as unexpected collaborations such as with organisations Tatty Devine & Secret Cinema and regularly gives talks around the world.