Loving Earth - Healing Through Creativity, has involved the Loving Earth Project and a local refugee support group of volunteers and women and children from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan who are resettling in Richmondshire.
The project has been led by community textile artist, Kathryn Guy.
A community textile project is a central part of involvement in the Loving Earth Project as the process of making a textile panel creates space for reflection and opportunities for conversations and development of skills.
Over the past year, Kathryn has delivered textile workshops to local women and children resettled in the area, where all have engaged successfully with the themes of the Loving Earth Project. These have produced many wonderful examples of creative upcycling.
The work of the group will be exhibited along with a selection of textile panels on loan from the Loving Earth National Project Archive.
As well as showcasing the work of the project, the exhibition will also include an artistically curated journey from beginning to end, demonstrating face to face textile workshops with their specialist tutor, Kathryn.
There will be visual graphics of workshops, participants enjoying time in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, meeting crafters in the local community, sharing and developing new skills and supporting mental health and wellbeing.
The project has been made possible through NYCC Resettlement and Stronger Communities funding.
Related upcoming events
2023-10-05 - 2023-12-22 All day
A large exhibition of Loving Earth panels will be held in the Quaker Centre and downstairs corridors of Friends House, as part of a series of events in London during the autumn.
The Quaker Bookshop at Friends House will also be selling Loving Earth project books and cards. ,
2023-10-05 16:00 - 2023-10-05 19:00
This event launches the Out of Excuses poetry book and exhibition of textile art, to be held in the Quaker Centre and corridors of Friends House.
A selection of poems from the book will be read by the poets.
Free, but please book your place via Eventbrite in advance .
Refreshments from 4pm;
Welcome speeches and poetry reading from 5pm.
The bookshop will remain open until 7pm
2023-10-19 - 2023-11-28 All day
The Loving Earth Project will be exhibiting a large number of textile panels in the Crypt at St John’s as part of a series of Loving Earth events in London this autumn.
This exhibition will be part of St John’s Exploring Spirit festival, linking up with Black History Month in October, the season of Remembrance and InterFaith Week in November.
An opening event will be held on 19th October. The exhibition will be open on selected weekdays from 9am to 5pm, on Sunday mornings, and on selected evenings, but this will depend on other events at the church.
Please check the St John’s website for full details of opening times and news of other events.
2023-11-03 - 2023-12-07 All day
A large exhibition of Loving Earth textile art panels will be on show at Applecart Arts Centre along with associated events.
this new arts centre in the London Borough of Newham is in the lovely ( and lively) Passmore Edwards building, a former public library.
The Exhibition will be open in line with Applecart's cafe opening times from Thursday 2nd November 2023 to Thursday 7th December 2023.
The Exhibition will be closed on the following dates due to private functions:
7th November 2023, 9am - 13:00pm
11th November 2023, 13:00pm - 17:30pm
17th - 20th November 2023, All Day.
Exhibition Preview, Thursday 2nd November, 19:00pm - 21:00pm
Climate Fresk Workshop, Saturday 11th November, 14:00pm - 17:00pm
2023-12-02 10:00 - 2023-12-02 16:00
Two different kinds of workshops will be on offer at Friends House today. The building will exceptionally be open for a few hours on a Saturday, so you can visit the Out of Excuses Loving Earth exhibition.
A Climate Fresk workshop in the morning will be hosted by London Quakers. Learn about the science of science of climate change in this interactive workshop . over ! million people have discovered this a great way to build confidence in your own understanding of the science and to fill gaps .
More information and bookings are via this Eventbrite link. Please arrive in good time for a 10 am start.
In the afternoon, an Active Hope workshop, based on the work pf Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, will take place in the Quaker Centre, run by Alison Maitland . Timing and booking details will be posted here in due course.
Both events are open to all and you'll need to book in advance. Expect interesting conversations, a measure of emotion and horror but also greater understanding and to come away empowered and inspired for the future.
This is also an opportunity to visit Friends House to look at the Out of Excuses exhibition of Loving Earth textile panels. This isn't always open on Saturdays but we expect it to be open at least between 10 and 4 on this occasion.