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  • Taken at Processions workshop with Angela Maddock at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital. Photo: Iona Woolf

CCHQ Weekly Round-up, 18 May 2018

Origami doves, knitted royals and suffrage inspired banners

What happened

Les Colombes by Michael Pendry was installed in Salisbury Cathedral featuring 2,500 white origami doves ‘flying’ the length of the nave.

BBC Radio London heard more about Processions, a mass artwork celebrating 100 years of women voting, which we’re proud to be part of. Listen from minute 24.

60,000 visitors attended Blackburn’s Festival of Making. Whoot. And whoot again for Laura Nelson and Lucy Thrift who both won a CC One to Watch Award.

As students across the country gear up for graduate shows Crafts magazine asked makers what advice they’d give to those starting out. 

Fingers crossed that Eugenie and Beatrice’s hats (remember these?) don’t upstage Meghan Markle tomorrow. Could we suggest directory makers Judy Bentinck and Emma Fozard??

What was said

“The Crafts Council has had a longstanding commitment to equality and diversity, but we have more work to do.” our Talent Development Manager Ellie Clewlow chatted to Unlimited about our inclusivity ambitions.

What was made

A knitted royal family. Sorry. No more. Promise.

What to look forward to

The rescheduled Craft Club event with Craftivist Collective's Sarah Corbett and Manchester Women's Institute on 15th of June. Gentle activism and crafting communities – come join.

And finally

Makers – some nice opportunities - Collect Open (oh and we’re doing a Facebook Live at 1pm on Friday 25th with some handy guidance on applying), Near Now Fellowship, Churchill Fellowship, Wood Awards + Jerwood Makers Open.