By Leah Conway –
INTERWOVEN is celebrating the rich textile heritage of Kirklees this May. The May events will focus on North Kirklees’ ‘shoddy and mungo’ textile industry and will explore the heritage through music and performance. There will be performances, as well as exhibitions, talks and workshops.
Friday 6 May – 7:30pm: There will be a performance at Dewsbury Minster with The INTERWOVEN Ensemble. Tickets will be on a ‘Pay What You Decide’ basis after the event.
Performances will include:
Hanson Arts, folk singers, Batley poets, and Morris-Natyam dancing. You can go straight to the Minster or meet the team at a pop-up exhibition.
Saturday 30 April to Sunday 15 May – Pop up Exhibition, Talks & Workshops – There will also be a pop-up exhibition on 17 Foundry Street, Dewsbury, WF13 IQH
There will be a range of workshops hosted by INTERWOVEN which explore interconnected themes:
Saturday 30 April 1-3pm -The shoddy factory workshop
Sunday 1 May 3-4pm – Family folk music workshop
Wednesday 4 May 6-7pm -Modern-day shoddy talk with John Parkinson from iinouiio
Thursday 5 May 5-7 pm – T-shirt yarn crochet workshop
Friday 6 May 4.30-6.30pm -Embroidery for longer-lasting clothes workshop
Saturday 7 May 2-3pm – Dance:social workshop
Sunday 8 May 2-4pm – 3D textile collage workshop
Saturday 14 May 2-3pm – Weaving words poetry workshop
Sunday 15 May 12-2pm – Gini’s Dorset buttons workshop
For more information, you can go to the WOVEN website.