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I am writing to you from Kiln Theatre in Kilburn to let you know about our 2019 community project, A Friendly Society, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project aims to tell untold stories of social care and migration in Brent, and as part of it we’re interested in recording some Oral Histories to give a platform to the incredible untold stories of local people in Brent and to consider what we can learn about today by asking questions about the past. These stories will feed into a large-scale community play on our main stage in 2019. Do you or members of your organisation have a story to tell about how people and communities have looked after each other across the years? Is there an untold history that you think people should know about? We want to celebrate Brent’s tales of care, friendship and community, big or small, from all walks of life. I hope you will share the attached e-flyer with the members of your organisation as I believe there will be many untold stories we would like to hear. If you have any questions or would like to participate please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stories can also be submitted online via this form https://kilntheatre.com/
This festival includes a number of textile and embroidery events which may be of interest to our members.
An exhibition by the artist Helen Brown. Featuring work from her time on the the Island of Khyshu in Japan. The work shall be a mixture of collagraph monotype prints and ink paintings on handmade Japanese Paper. We will be going as a group on Friday 25th May at 6:30pm or Saturday 26th May at 11am.
Monday 11 June 2018, 10.00 – 16.00
Venue: The William Morris Society, 26 Upper Mall, London W6 9TA
Cost: £60 (WMS members), £70 (non-members)
Have you always wanted to learn to embroider? Or would you like to brush up your skills? Expert tutor Sally Roberson (Certificate in Technical Hand Embroidery, Royal School of Needlework) will introduce you to a variety of needlework stitches in the art needlework style pioneered by William Morris and his family and you will choose a design and begin to work it. At the end of the session there will be guidance on mounting and framing your work.
The workshop is suitable for both beginners and for those who have already tried cross-stitch and needlepoint. All materials are provided but please bring a pair of small, sharp scissors.
William Morris Society
26 Upper Mall
London W6 9TA
Registered Charity Number 1159382
“I volunteer for Practical Woman, a social enterprise based in Islington aimed at giving women the opportunity to learn practical skills in a supportive environment.
Our first set of workshops teaching women practical DIY, plumbing, CV skills and more are running in January 2018 and booking is now available. More details are available on our website – www.practicalwoman.co.uk/event
I wondered if this might be of interest to your members?”