22 Mar Join us at V&A Museum of Childhood to make train carriages for our current project
It’s Your Write: A Celebration of the Self-Published!
Artists, Musicians, Performers and Writers get political this April
Thursday 07 April 2011, 6–9pm
FREE TO ATTEND
This March witnessed record-breaking numbers attend The Papered Parlour’s ethical fashion evening at the V&A Museum of Childhood, now the Parlour girls return to the East London venue to host ‘It’s Your Write’, a mini festival celebrating a new wave of DIY counter-culture and craftivism. Sing, stitch and scribble your way into the political arena with the help of London’s creative elite!
Engage in workshops, join in panel discussions, watch performances, and browse over 20 stalls from independent creators to the beat of a live music backdrop from Noah and The Whale’s Indie label ‘The Young and Lost Club’, who will bring new bands such as Planet Earth. Nick Hornby’s Ministry of Stories will kick off the night with a collaborative writing workshop, and you can make badges and banners thanks to The Craftivist Collective and Craft Guerrilla’s Zeena Shah. Be inspired by folk champion Sam Lee as he sheds light on the rich political online pharmacy bluelight history of Romany Gypsy and Traveller music, write that letter you haven’t had time for at the aptly named Letter Lounge, or find out how to make a ‘zine’ worth reading thanks to self-publishing collective, The Alternative Press.
The Papered Parlour will be running a live blogging station on the night and Guardian investigative journalist of the moment Shiv Malik will be discussing the changing nature of protests with founding member of Stop the War Coalition Chris Nineham, environmental activist and Climate Rush founder Tamsin Omond, and the most talked-about activist group of the past year, UK Uncut.
Discover the ‘do it yourself’ movement by joining in a creative night led by singers, songwriters, authors and digital artists as they take over the museum and present an alternative perspective on global city living free of the big corporations.
More About the Evening
Lindsey German will be talking about her career as the UK’s most prominent female activist.
Cool indie band Planet Earth will lead a workshop on protest song writing.
The Women’s Library will share highlights from their collection of women’s zines dating back to Riot Grrrl.
Illustrator and designer David Janes will discuss his political portrait series, 650 Gargoyles.
AND Publishing discuss the wave of book piracy hitting emerging countries and explore text manipulation.
Interventions from The University for Strategic Optimism and Climate Rush.
Plus the It’s Your Write Book Swap and The World’s Largest Knitted Poem courtesy of The Poetry Society.
Come and join us