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In Conversation with Sarah Corbett of Craftivist Collective

Craft Club meets Sarah Corbett

Join Craft Club, Craft Council's national network of volunteer led craft for an 'in conversation' talk between Manchester Womens Institute and Sarah Corbett on the 15th of June.

Sarah will talk about her journey from activist to craftivist, and her new book, How to be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest. We’ll discuss the strengths and weaknesses of craftivism, explore the community benefits of crafting together as a group, and hopefully inspire the audience to do a little craftivism of their own.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A with Sarah Corbett and and opportunity to buy a signed copy of How to Be a Craftivist.

About Sarah
Sarah has been using craft to campaign about social issues since 2008, improving the world one stitch at a time. Sarah grew up in an activist family and has 30 years’ practical experience (since the age of three!) with over 10 years working as a professional campaigner, most recently for Oxfam GB. She set up the Craftivist Collective after too much confrontation left her doubting the effectiveness of traditional forms of activism. The Craftivist Collective has succeeded in securing the UK Living Wage for over 50,000 employees of a major retail chain; a hand-stitched letter writing campaign to persuade MPs to take provision of mental health services seriously and encouraged fashion-lovers around the world to be part of a Fashion Revolution by crafting and shopdropping hand-crafted scrolls into the pockets of clothes in high street shops, encouraging people to consider how their clothes are made.

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilet
  • Disabled parking for Blue Badge holders
  • Guide and hearing dogs welcome
  • Unfortunately no lift
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