The clothes on our back: Workshops

Diverse Lewes
Start date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 14:00
End date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 16:30
Brighton Museum & Art Gallery 12 A Pavillion Parade Brighton BN1 1EE
The project partners will devise and run three creative workshops at Brighton Museum that seek to engage members of the BAME community in Sussex, as well as University of Brighton students and staff, to work on archival material, creating poems, textiles and prose. The workshops will focus on identity and clothing and look at the history of the Khanga, which is a sarong popular in parts of Africa (Kalume et al. 2018). These fabrics contain symbols and messages that relate to autobiographical experiences including empowering sayings and statements. The workshops will help participants devise texts about their identity that they will then inscribe using textiles and print into garments that have significant meaning to them. The workshops will also generate material for an exhibition during Black History Month, held at The Brighton Dome and at the University's at Falmer campus. Additionally, during October, there will be a presence at the Dome to talk about the project and engage the wider Brighton community.