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Collaborative textile: Sheffield

May 20 @ 14:00 17:00

Bordando por la Memoria invites you to join us in making a collaborative textile that marks 50 years since the overthrown Government of Salvador Allende in Chile.

The textile will be made up of 50 individual embroidered pieces that tell the stories of international solidarity in exile. This could be based on your lived experience as a refugee or through your participation in unions and human rights groups that played a strong role between the 70s the 90s in organising international support for Chile, such as for the release of political prisoners.

Bordando por la Memoria will organise workshops across the UK and collectively we will make textiles inspired by the Chilean Arpilleras as a way to share oral testimonies of the stories of solidarity shown to Chilean refugees and with Chile. We aim to record stories and make links with refugee stories in the UK. 

The first workshops will take place in Sheffield on 20 May at 2pm – 5pm

Get in touch if you would like us to run a workshop with your community group or If you would like to take part but cannot join a workshop email Jimena Pardo – project facilitator for Bordando por la Memoria

Zest Centre

18 Upperthorpe
Sheffield, S6 3NA United Kingdom
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