Hand Stitched Banner Making Workshop for adults

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Carmel Smickersgill, Tours & Activities Editor
Image courtesy of Manchester Central Library

Hand Stitched Banner Making Workshop for adults at Manchester Central Library, Manchester, 13–16 June 2022, free entry - Visit now

Refugee Week is taking place between the 20 and 26 June. This year, the focus is on healing and how this can be done through creativity and community. In the run-up to the week of events, artist and designer Ibukun Baldwin will be running a series of banner making workshops at Manchester Central Library.

create something with personal connections to the individuals and communities who helped sew it

Over this series of workshops, a welcome banner will be created to be displayed throughout the whole of Refugee Week in Central Library. Hot drinks and nibbles will be provided at every session and attendees are encouraged to bring a piece of material that reminds them of their own journey or culture. These will be incorporated into the banner to create something with personal connections to the individuals and communities who helped sew it.

Ibukun is an artist and the Founder and Director of Bukky Baldwin. Alongside seamstress Clara, she runs a sustainable, black-owned business that supports marginalised communities through workshops and employment opportunities. Facilitating spaces for people to learn new skills, and create one-off beautiful objects with meaningful connections to the communities who’ve made them, is a large part of Ibukun’s practice.

a large scale piece of art welcoming everyone into the library

Whether you’re a sewing enthusiast or looking for ways to get involved in the refugee week activities, places on the workshops are free to book. Meet like-minded people and enjoy relaxed conversation while you get hands-on with banner making. Become part of a wide group of people helping to create this large-scale piece of art that will welcome everyone into the library, especially for the workshops, talks and activities happening as part of Refugee Week.

Hand Stitched Banner Making Workshop for adults at Manchester Central Library, Manchester

13–16 June 2022
Free entry

Dates and Times

  • 13 June 2022 12:00 pm
  • 16 June 2022 12:00 pm
  • Always double check dates and times with the venue before making a special visit