The Fabric of Society (15 Nov – 3 Feb)
The Fabric of Society exhibition has brought together a group of 20 women from different communities across Peterborough in regular textile sessions at Peterborough Museum since August 2018. There they have shared their traditional textiles and techniques, as well as their histories and importance. It has been an enlightening exploration of immigration and integration in our community.
Nationalities represented in the project include Lithuania, Portugal, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, England and Angola. The group also took the time to eat together during their meet-ups, with each member bringing traditional foods from their communities.
Our opening event on Thurs 15 Nov will reflect the spirit of the exhibition – taking place from 6pm to 8pm at the Peterborough Museum. There will be food and music from many of the communities involved; as well as an opportunity to chat to those who brought The Fabric of Society to life.
As the exhibition continues the display will build and change and the gallery will act as a work space. Members of the public will be invited to take part in sewing sessions with the group.
The exhibition is open Tue – Sun, 10am – 5pm at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery until 3 Feb