Events Calendar

20 Feb Events Calendar

I (Sarah) pop up all over the world delivering private and public talks, workshops, events, seminars, training sessions, one to one Wellmaking Clinic sessions, our #ChangemakersRetreat spaces at conferences and more (I try and keep my carbon emissions to a limit therefore some events are via Zoom where possible). Over the years I’ve delivered hundreds of events to thousands of people directly. I would love to see you at one of our events but don’t worry if you can’t attend. You are still part of the collective as a craftivist who takes in our projects alone or in a group wherever you are in the world and at any time of year (no excuse;p). Open your diary and lets see if we can hang out…events page


  • Available for events after 1st July 2022. Please contact me here with as much detail as possible regarding dates, venues, objectives, audience demographic and budget. 

19th March – 1st June No events possible. Working full time on creating Craftivist Collective Handbook you can pre-order here

  • 17.3.22 Embroiderers Guild ‘TALKING THREADS: Vanessa Marr and Sarah Corbett’ ZOOM. Tickets available here. As part of this series
  • 11.2.22 Interview by Steve Haines on my career journey so far. For students of Northampton University as part of their ‘Changing Futures Week’. ZOOM
  • 2.2.22 One of three panelists on how I avoid polarising people through our activism. Hosted by 1015 (NYC) and the Polarisation Project (Stanford Uni). ZOOM. Recorded here


  • 23.11.21 Presentation + Q&A for Garter Lane Arts Centre ZOOM
  • 20.11.21 Training workshop for Friends Of The Earth (closed) CUMBRIA
  • 25.10.21 Reading of my book at Optimistic Foundation’s Book Club ZOOM
  • 18.09.21 Presentation to Aylesbury Vale Stitchers ZOOM.
  • 17.09.21 Panelist on ‘The Future Power of Crafts’ – Design Museum, COPENHAGEN (virtual panelist)
  • 13.09.21 Presentation to Amnesty International UK members as part of Stop The Rights Raid Week of Action. WEBINAR
  • 4.09.21 Instagram Live in-conversation with Mr X Stitch as part of World of Cross Stitch Instagram Takeover
  • 1.09.21 Instagram Takeover for Women’s Institute HQ including IGTV
  • 25.08.21 Presentation to Little Birds SOS Zoom crafternoons.
  • 24.08.21 Instagram Live with Colour Expert Momtaz Begum Hossain
  • 28.07.21 Instagram Live in conversation with Communications expert Joe Ware on #CanaryCraftivists campaign (also on Facebook). ONLINE Now available to watch here
  • 24/07/21 Mollie Makes Instagram Takeover
  • 18/07/21 Instagram Live ‘Canary Craftivists: 5 reasons why’ IGTV
  • 22.06.21 Presentation to Oxfordshire WI (Womens Institute) Federation ZOOM
  • 21.06.21 Instagram Live in Conversation with the Head of Campaigns at The Climate Coalition (also on Facebook): ‘Diversity in Protest: Why our Quiet Nature is so Powerful’. ONLINE Now available to watch here
  • 17.06.21 Chairing Instagram Live panel of 3 experts (also on Facebook) launching #CanaryCraftivists campaign. ONLINE Now available to watch here
  • 14.6.21 Presentation to Golden Triangle Girls WI (Womens Institute) ZOOM
  • 22.4.21 Presentation to Christian Aid Staff (closed event) ZOOM
  • 29.3.21 7pm Eden Project Communities talk: How To Be A Healthy Changemaker (closed event)
  • 28.3.21 3pm Craft Conversation at Digital Craft Festival (open to all) ZOOM – SOLD OUT
  • 24.3.21 Seminar for Senior staff, PhD students at Cambridge University Peace and Education Research Group. (closed event) ZOOM
  • 8.3.21 Presentation & Q+A ‘International Women’s Day: Art, Action & Craft’. ZOOM for Watts Gallery
  • 19.2.21 In-Conversation with National Federation of Women’s Institutes & The Climate Coalition for #ShowTheLove campaign ZOOM
  • 15.2.21 Training Session for Greenpeace lobbyists ZOOM
  • 2.2.21 Panelist at Hope In Action (open to all worldwide)j ZOOM
  • 25.1.21 Climate Craftivism presentation and discussion with Women’s Institute (open to all W.I. Members across the UK) ZOOM


  • 6.11.20 Wytworczo (translation: Makingly) In-conversation session as part of a conference on the future of craft POLAND
  • 17.10.20 Zoom Panelist at Womens Equality Party Conference UK
  • 21.09.20 Contemporary Contexts Festival of Talks for glass makers ZURICH
  • 13.09.20 Bespoke craftivism workshop for ResultsUK as part of their annual conference. UK
  • 7.08.20 Virtual Presentation at #CreativeNetworkCraft session in partnership with Voluntary Arts UK 
  • 30.07.20 Virtual presentation + Q&A for FestivALL GLOUCESTERSHIRE
  • 07.07.20 Virtual presentation + Q&A for People Like Us Festival, COVENTRY
  • 6.06.20 Presentation and consultancy for The One Campaign senior staff  GLOBAL- staff in France, USA, Nigeria, Ghana & UK.
  • 21.05.20 Virtual presentation + Q&A for the Golden Triangle Girls WI (Women”s Institute) NORWICH
  • 16.05.20 Virtual presentation and workshop for the 30 young women on the Young Women’s Trust advisory panel from across the UK and staff.
  • 11.05.20 In conversation with founder of The Design Trust for the ‘Make a difference’ online festival. UK Filmed zoom event is still available to watch and buy here 

2020: All offline events below have been cancelled, moved online or postponed until further notice due to Covid-19. 

  • Coming soon: UK Climate Craftivism events in the lead up to COP26 – watch this space for some gentle protest actions we would love you to join in with 🙂
  • 29-30.5.20 – Talk, timed workshop and drop-in workshop at YoFest: The European Youth Forum  political youth festival STRASBURG FRANCE
  • 12.5.20 – Lecture and workshop for students at Otterbein University (USA) in UK. (closed event)
  • 4.4.20 – Keynote speaker at The Heritage Crafts Association Conference 2020 – OXFORD UK
  • 31.3.20 – Talk & workshop for Unicef staff (closed event) NYC USA
  • 26.3.20 – Panelist at ‘Craftivism: The Future of Craft as a Form of Protest’ evening at Parsons New School, NYC USA (webinar and in person)
  • 17.3.20 – Multiple talks & workshops for Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (closed event) – PRINCETON USA
  • 11.3.20 – Climate Craftivism workshop at Fabrications (filmed for BBC) – email me directly for a free place – EAST LONDON
  • 27.1.20 – Climate craftivism workshop for parents of primary school children – Closed event (keep an eye out for more info on this project soon!)
  • 26.1.20 – Our #ChangemakersRetreat space at We Make Tomorrow: the Climate summit for the creative industry – LONDON
  • 25.1.20 – A speaker at the Ashoka Fellow storytelling night – LONDON


  • 28-29.11.19 – ECF (campaigning conference) BERLIN
  • 16.11.19 – Talk & Stall at Vevolution Festival LONDON
  • 13.11.19 – 3hour strategy training session: GLOUCESTER
  • 9.11.19 – Todmorden Book Festival: Sarah Corbett in conversation with Pam Warhurst TODMORDEN
  • 27.10.19 – A talk & 2 workshops for the Girlguiding UK Action for Change residential weekend training course YORK
  • 11.10.19 – workshop at Scottish Parliament as part of Festival of Politics EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
  • 23.10.19 – Panelist on campaigning at Westminster University’s Course anniversary for MA in Media, Campaigns and Social Change MA.
  • 22.9.19 – 3pm-4:30pm Sarah Corbett In Conversation about the future of activism at People’s History Museum as part of Heritage Open Days MANCHESTER.
  • 22.9.19 – 11am-2:30pm Drop-in #DareToDream workshop at People’s History Museum as part of Heritage Open Days MANCHESTER
  • 21.9.19 – Craftivism workshop as part of Heritage Open Days DURHAM [sold out]
  • 19.9.19 6:30pm-9pm ‘How To Be A Craftivist’ Paperback book launch & podcast at X&Why LONDON
  • 17.9.19 Free drop-in workshop 11am-4pm LONDON
  • 15.9.19 – 2 public craftivism workshops at The Forum for Heritage Open Days NORWICH [sold out]
  • 13.9.19 – National Launch of Craftivism Heritage Open Days project Dartington Hall, TOTNES [sold out]
  • 11.9.19 – Talk & mini-workshop at TOOTING Womens Institute (WI)
  • 7.8.19 – Talk & Workshop at Nordic Knitting Symposium DENMARK
  • 1.7.19 – workshop My Raynes Park Festival WIMBLEDON [sold out]
  • 26.6.19 ‘Evening of Craftivism’ (talk + 2 workshops) 6pm at Craft Contemporary (Craft and Folk Art Museum) Advanced registration required here.  LOS ANGELES, USA [sold out]
  • 23.6.19 Craftivism presentation and discussion with founder of Art Division artist Dan McCleary, LOS ANGELES, USA
  • 22.6.19 1pm free lunchtime talk Sarah Corbett with Tatiana von Furstenberg on ‘Alternative Modes of Protest’ RSVP required:, Craft Contemporary (Craft and Folk Art Museum) LOS ANGELES, USA
  • 15.6.19 7:30pm-9pm Talk: How to Be A Craftivist at Woven: Textile Festival HUDDERSFIELD
  • 15.6.19 3pm-4pm Stitchable Changemaker workshop at Woven: Textile Festival, HUDDERSFIELD [sold out]
  • 25-31.5.19 Speaker and panelist at Open Government Partnership Global Summit OTTAWA, CANADA
  • 21.5.19 – 7:30pm Talk + Q&A Bollington Festival (book festival), CHESHIRE
  • 11.5.19 – Youth workshop at Handover Festival, NORWICH [sold out]
  • 2.5.19 – Talk at opening of THREAD: Contemporary Textiles exhibition, Rheged, CUMBRIA
  • 27.4.19 – Talk and stall at Beyond Retro EAST LONDON
  • 9-10.4.19 – Activist Retreat space at Campaign Forum OXFORD
  • 30.3.19 – 2pm Talk at Imagine Belfast event at The Crescent arts centre BELFAST
  • 8.3.19 – 5pm Talk at SXSW (Global and Social Impact track), AUSTIN TEXAS
  • 6.3.19 – Keynote IWD talk at University of East Anglia NORWICH
  • 28.2.19 – 7:30pm Lea Green Womens Institute (WI) talk + mini workshop
  • 27.2.19 – 7:30pm Resurgence Magazine Talks:  SHOREDITCH
  • 15.2.19 – 12pm Lecture at University of WESTMINSTER Media and Social Change MA
  • 3.2.19 – 3pm Talk at Hay Festival International CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA
  • 1.2.19 – In-Conversation ‘New Kinds of Activism’: Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores, CARTAGENA, COLOMBIA


  • 14.12.18 – 6pm-8:15pm Free drop-in workshop for adults BRITISH MUSEUM Grand Court as part of exhibition: I,Object: Ian Hislop’s search for Dissent
  • 2.12.18 –  3pm-5pm Literary Salon panelist with ‘Low Tea’ at Book Show bookshop LOS ANGELES
  • 24.11.18 – Girlguiding workshop
  • 17.11.18 – 2pm-5:15pm Free drop-in workshop for adults BRITISH MUSEUM Grand Court as part of exhibition: I,Object: Ian Hislop’s search for Dissent
  • 11.11.18 – Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts BRISTOL
  • 27.10.18 – Talk at Girlguiding conference SWINDON
  • 18.10.18 – Talk and workshop Lush staff POOLE
  • 16.10.18 – 6pm-9pm Craftivism panel discussion and workshop Lush, Beak Street, LONDON
  • 15-20.10.18 Gentle Protest Exhibition SOHO Lush Studio
  • 14.10.18 – 2pm-5:15pm Free drop-in workshop for adults BRITISH MUSEUM Grand Court as part of exhibition: I,Object: Ian Hislop’s search for Dissent
  • 13.10.18 – Panelist at Gathering of Women in Leadership LONDON
  • 10.10.18 – BRUSSELS Plan International Girls Summit
  • 4.10.18 – 6:30pm BRIGHTON Book talk
  • 23.9.18 – 4pm Interviewing author of ‘Take No Shit’ Ashlee Piper at Lush Summit MANCHESTER
  • 11.9.18 – Book talk BALHAM Womens Institute
  • 1-2.8.18 – Talk at Plywood Presents 2018 ATLANTA USA
  • 26.07.18 – Talk at Winchester Skeptics HAMPSHIRE
  • 21.07.18 – All day workshop DITCHLING Museum of Art + Craft
  • 20.07.18 – 7pm Book Talk DITCHLING  Museum of Art + Craft
  • 7.07.18 – 5pm Book Talk DARLINGTON Way with Words Festival
  • 15.06.18 – 6pm Book Talk MANCHESTER with Crafts Council, Womens Institute @Manchester Craft & Design Centre (private workshop training day for Craft Club leaders)
  • 25.05.18 – #HowToBeACraftivist book talk HAY FESTIVAL UK
  • 25.05.18 – Panelist  HAY FESTIVAL UK
  • 18-20.05.18 Talk, panelist and 2 workshops  at Maker Faire Bay Area 2018 SAN MATEO USA
  • 2.5.18 Talk at Making London LONDON talk
  • 28.4.18 – Talk and Workshop Lancaster University Fashion Revolution festival LANCASTER
  • 10-11.4.18 – Campaigning Forum 2018 OXFORD talk and retreat space
  • 7.4.18 – Activism: Revitalising Self and Society MARYLEBONE, LONDON talk
  • 28.3.18 -The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop event NAILSWORTH talk
  • 20.3.18 – Christian Aid staff conference UK talk and workshop
  • 17.3.18 – Barbican workshop LONDON
  • 17-18.3.18 – Barbican workshops LONDON
  • 15.2.18 – Retreat space #LushSummit
  • 14.2.18 – Gentle Protest Panel at #LushSummit
  • 23.02.18 – Tate Modern #TateLates LONDON talk
  • 6-8.02.18 – Frank (communicating social change conference) FLORIDA, USA talk and workshops x2
  • 25-26.01.18 – Art, Activism, Research Conference YORK talk


  • 14.12.17 – Rogan Books BEDFORD book talk
  • 3.12.17 – Bust Craftacular LONDON workshop
  • 2.12.17 – Much Ado Books ESSEX talk and workshop
  • 28.11.17 – The Green Table Cafe TOTNES talk
  • 25.11.17 – Folkestone Book Festival FOLKESTONE talk
  • 23.11.17 – Lush Book Club SOHO talk
  • 22.11.17 – OldJet SUFFOLK book talk
  • 21.11.17 – Fabrications HACKNEY Book talk
  • 19.11.17 – Edinburgh Radical Book Fair EDINBURGH workshop and panel discussion
  • 15.11.17 Borough Belles WI talk (private)
  • 8.11.17 Fashion Institute of Technology NYC panel discussion
  • 6.11.17 – Parsons New School NYC talk
  • 28.10.17 – The Egg Factory HEBDEN BRIDGE talk and workshop
  • 21.10.17 – Bloomsbury Festival LONDON talk and workshop
  • 13-16.10.17 National Teachers Conference (private) MALLORCA, SPAIN talk and workshop
  • 11.10.17 – WWF Living Planet Centre, WOKING Book talk and workshop
  • 10.10.17 – The Shed, Unit 51, LIVERPOOL Book talk
  • 8.10.17 – Mac BIRMINGHAM childrens workshop
  • 7.10.17 – Mac BIRMINGHAM talk with Lucy Siegle
  • 7.10.17 – Mac BIRMINGHAM adults workshop
  • 7.10.17 – Mac BIRMINGHAM adults workshop
  • 4.10.17 – Blackheath and Greenwich Women’s Institute (private) talk
  • 24.9.17 – Wigtown Book Festival SCOTLAND talk
  • 24.9.17 –  Wigtown Book Festival SCOTLAND workshop
  • 4-5.9.17 – Lush Creative Showcase LONDON workshop
  • 30.8.17 – Holborn Magazine DALSTON panel
  • 25-28.8.17 – Greenbelt festival KETTERING 2 talks
  • 31.7.17 – The Make Escape HACKNEY talk and workshop
  • 26.7.17 – Craftspace Craftivism Summer School BIRMINGHAM workshop and talk
  • 15-16.7.17 – Troublemakers Festival SWANSEA workshops x2
  • 1.7.17 – Resurgence Summer camp talk and workshop
  • 27.6.17 –  Tate Modern (private for teachers) LONDON workshop
  • 18.6.17 – Peace Festival BRISTOL talk and workshop
  • 20.5.17 – Earth Action HOXTON talk
  • 18.5.17 – GENT, BELGIUM (private workshop via Skype)
  • 24.4.17 – LINCOLN workshop
  • 18.3.17 – Imperial War Museum MANCHESTER workshop
  • 24.2.17 – Tate Modern #LateTates LONDON workshop
  • 11.2.17 –  V&A Youth Collective day (private workshop) CHELSEA
  • 8.2.17 – Lush Summit talk LONDON

  • Rebecca Kohn
    Posted at 22:55h, 30 April Reply

    Greetings! I am a librarian in Palo Alto CA, just down the road from San Mateo where you will be at the Maker Faire! I was excited to find your blog and just wanted to send you a virtual hello. I know you are much in demand and will be in a total whirl when you arrive here in the Bay Area, but in case you need some good rec’s for great food and/or green places while you are here, please let me know! Best regards and safe travels! Rebecca

    • Craftivist Collective
      Posted at 23:05h, 30 April Reply

      That’s so kind of you Rebecca, thanks so much:) yes I’m doing a lot whilst I’m there and coming straight from work in berlin and back for Hay Festival in the uk so it is whirlwind but just makes me so happy that people are so open minded and open hearted to my ‘Gentle Protest’ approach to craftivism 🙂 x

  • LyricSoUp
    Posted at 08:25h, 18 May Reply

    I have read your post and Here I found a conscious approach to make idealize presents for my cherishing ones.

    • Craftivist Collective
      Posted at 14:58h, 10 June Reply

      I’m so glad to hear that 🙂 x

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