Our opening in Littleport – a quiet rural town with a riotous past – gave rise to some fantastic discussions and even a heated debate or two about heakthcare, the nature of the NHS and what it should be in the future.
The Adams Heritage Centre is a former family business Ironmongers almost untouched since the early 20th Century. The quilts take on yet another layer of meaning in the surrounding history of wooden countertops, mahogony shelving and orignal shop fittings. Not to mention the history of the town.
The Littleport Riots are famous in the region. The people of the region rioted because of hunger, lack of jobs and general unrest across the country following the Napoleonic Wars. Find out more HERE
The hard-working team of volunteers, who are promoting the venue, approached us when they discovered the quilts and were enthusiastic about them being in the town.
Steve will be giving a talk on Sunday 16th October, followed by a day’s workshop on Sunday 23rd October. He’ll be exploring the quilts, the tradition of recording history and protest, and the creation of a Littleport Quilt. We are hoping that the quilt will be a part of the exhibition in 2023.
Steve is joined by Threads artist Cathy Dunbar who will be helping to create ideas and explain textile making techniques. Full details below:
Visit the Adams Heritage Centre here: THREADS IN LITTLEPORT
The project is ongoing and you can join in our online workshops and discussions.