We design and deliver innovative art in community places, and we work with people to achieve their ambitions. On this page are just a few past and current projects.
We are proud to be involved in the new Fashioning Poplar fashion production hub being created by Poplar Harca and London College of Fashion in East London. As part of our work on the project we will be offering placements to beneficiaries on accredited further education courses.
Our current projects involve The Fellowship Project in Bellingham, South London, a former landmark pub and community center, we are working with local community groups and schools to create arts works, including a large tapestry wall hanging, to adorn the walls of the building when it is reopened in 2019.
We have also been invited to design a cope for the new Bishop of St. Paul’s, the first women to be appointed to this post. We have been running creative consultations with visitors to the church…
We have run hundreds of projects in over 20 years of existence. These range from large-scale multiple-site art projects to local community skills initiatives and individual one-to-one support.
Some of the projects include
The textile archive - Housed in Limehouse Town Hall, our 50+ textile archive consists of the creative work of over 3000 people in Lodnon, made over the last 20 years. It is a resource for schools and the wider public, documenting various aspects of social and economic history.
Textile Circuit - in 2012 we held a large run of exhibitions of contemporary individual and community-made textile art across 8 venues in Tower Hamlets. These incorporated free skills workshops, and a volunteer programme that worked with local long-term unemployed women to engage in their first experiences of work.
A tapestry for the millennium' was our founding project (1993-2000) to create 50 large-scale 'tapestries' depicting London's social and economic development. We worked with over 3000 people in community groups, schools, and more to reimagine and create these new historical documents. They currently form an archive to MLA standard in Limehouse Town Hall.
We have seen people grow and flourish in our long-term sustained activities for people of the Locksley Estate, Tower Hamlets, for over 15 years. It is an area of high deprivation and inequality, and we are proud to have such strong links with our local surroundings by:
Working with children on our holiday playscheme to become creative and responsible older people
Running an over-50’s sewing group that have had a regular place to meet and have created art commissions for Historic Royal Palaces, amongst others
Reaching women at risk of social isolation and building confidence with our unique English for sewing classes