Events and Diary

Forthcoming events

23rd October to 14th November 2015, Grand Parade Café Gallery, Art, Refuge and Resistance

A multi-media exhibition of art, textiles, photography and performance

Featuring works by Syrian artist Wissam Al-Jaziary, the UNHCR Jordon Syrian Refugee Camps project directed by Hannah Rose Thomas, Calais Documents by Chiara Lauvergnac, the Re-Making Picasso’s Guernica Collective and new participatory art from Hummingbird Project coordinated by Elaine Ortiz.


Previous public sewings and events

21 June 2015, Refugee Tales at the Hawth Theatre Crawley
An evening of tales, music and more to celebrate Refugee Week. Come and welcome the Refugee Tales walkers at the end of their walk from Dover to Crawley in solidarity with refugees and detainees.

Hosted by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, the evening features the Ex-Detainees Tale by Bridges Arts Group and new writing telling tales of the refugee experience read by contemporary writers such as Ali SmithPatience Agbabi and Marina Lewycka. Music is provided by The Young ‘Uns, winners of the BBC Folk Awards Best Band. “Great singers and very very funny” Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2

The banner will be on display.

Tickets: £15 (discounts: £10)

21 May 2015, Brighton & Palestinian Artists together: Brighton to Palestine with Love, The Brighthelm Church and Community Centre, North Road, Brighton, BN11YD.
A day and evening of traditional and contemporary art, theatre and Arabic music. The banner will be on display.

26 April 2015, Levelling out Racism: Stop MfE’s international picnic, The Level, Brighton
The banner will be on The Level to spread some anti-racist solidarity.

7 March 2015, Guernica, International Brigade Memorial Trust conference, The Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
Collective members Maude Casey, Celia Stubbs and Nicola Ashmore will be representing the banner project at this conference.

8 November – 15 February 2015Remaking Picasso’s Guernica, Garden Gallery, Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TJ
The banner is being exhibited to coincide with the major exhibition Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War at Pallant House Gallery.

3 November 2014Cuban Solidarity Campaign, Brighthelm Centre, Brighton
Collective members Jenny Engledow and Maude Casey are giving a talk to the Cuban Solidarity Campaign (CSC) in the Pelham Room at the Brighthelm.

17 October 2014, 2-4pm: Room11 and 19th October, 2-4: Room 11
Two afternoons of sewing. Reflection and discussion on art as a process of protest, in the Spanish Civil War and in continuing global conflict today. Prior to the exhibition Conscience and Conflict: British Artists and the Spanish Civil War. Pallant House Gallery, 9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TJ

4 September 2014, Design for war and peace, The Design History Society conference, Oxford University, Oxford
Collective members Megha Rajguru and Nicola Ashmore are giving a paper on the banner project.

Summer 2014
The banner has walked in protest at the EDO MBM Ltd weapons component factory in Moulscoomb Brighton, and at four protests during the summer of 2014, against the aerial bombardment of the civilian population of Gaza.

16 August 2014, To Gypsyland
An afternoon of stitching and debate on peace, migration and asylum on the closing day of Delaine Le Bas’ exhibition. To Gypsyland returns to 198 after a tour around the UK with “Atchin Tan’s in Glasgow, Peterborough and Bolton. Along the way Delaine has been exploring each place looking for “Gypsyland”.
12.30-4.30pm 198 Gallery, Railton Road, Brixton, London SW9.

7 June 2014, Local Name: Unknown …. Gypsies?
An afternoon of stitching and political debate as part of the Delaine Le Bas’ exhibition of the artefacts, imagery and hidden history surrounding the Gypsies in England.
2-5pm Phoenix, 10-14 Waterloo Place, Brighton, BN2 9NB

27 April 2014Stop MfE
The banner’s first walk of protest is against the English Defence League marching in Brighton.

19 April 2014, Art V Fascism
Stitching and debate at the Cowley Club, 12 London Road, Brighton

8 March 2014, Working with Monica Ross
A symposium on International Women’s Day to reflect on life and work of performance artist Monica Ross. A public sewing will accompany the event. Grand Parade, University of Brighton

29th November 2013The Politics of Cloth: The Subversive Stich Revisited, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
At this international conference there is an opportunity to put a stitch or two into the banner during the lunchtime public sewing. Collective members Megha Rajguru and Nicola Ashmore are also giving a paper on the banner project.

12 October 2013, Darn that Picasso: conversations and craftivism, 2-5pm
A public sewing creates an opportunity to put craftivism into action. Working Class Movement Library, 51 The Crescent, Salford

5 October 2013Resisting the New Racism
Information/Discussion event and an opportunity to contribute to the banner in a public sewing. Brighthelm Centre, North Road Brighton

5 September 2013, Towards Global Histories of Design: Postcolonial Perspectives, The Design History Society conference
A public sewing will accompany the event. National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

10 August 2013, Phoenix Art Brighton
An afternoon of sewing and political discussion.

21 July 2013, Friends Meeting House, Brighton
An afternoon of stitching and discussion in the gardens of the Friends Meeting House.

23 June 2013 Remaking Picasso’s Guernica on Yoko Ono’s Meltdown Festival online, on the Guardian Witness site:

23 June 2013, Jubilee Library, Brighton
An afternoon of stitching and discussion.

16 June 2013, Jubilee Library, Brighton
An afternoon of stitching and discussion.