It’s London’s turn to host the #imapiece Installation. Who’s coming?!:)

12 Apr It’s London’s turn to host the #imapiece Installation. Who’s coming?!:)

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We can finally confirm that crafters, craftivists and everyone else around the South East can finally see our #imapiece installation in all it’s glory (700+ jigsaw pieces and still growing!). Please join us on Thursday 25th April in London at Craft Central. There will be drinks, snacks and the opportunity to hang out with lots of  like-minded crafters whilst showing your solidarity with people around the world effected by extreme hunger. This craftivism project is supporting Save the Children’s campaign to tackle hunger, which remains the biggest underlying cause of child deaths globally, killing 260 children every hour of every single day- this is an insane fact when you think how far we have come in so many other areas of life.

invite stc 25th April 2013

Please RSVP by adding yourself to the Facebook event – and please invite your friends & contacts, tweet out the event etc even if you can’t come so that other’s done miss out not hearing about it.

Save the Children Facebook Event page

Together we want to ensure that Prime Minister uses his G8 presidency this year to push world leaders to invest in life-saving interventions that will save millions of lives.

Since the launch on World Food Day in October 2012, craft lovers across the UK have been busy stitching hundreds of handmade jigsaw pieces with their messages about why tackling hunger and malnutrition is so important to them. See some of the videos, photos, blogs and tweets on our #imapiece website

On Friday 1 March, we unveiled our first #imapiece installation at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. Over 600 hand-stitched jigsaw pieces came together as a breath-taking online pharmacy degree programs installation- a clear message to the Government that the craft community wants them to take action on hunger this year.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKiRbrLPgw8?list=UUJ7gYHuTyKF0FPvyRpD_hxw]

The pieces will come together as art installations at different locations around Britain to raise awareness of hunger and show world leaders that the UK public wants them to act on hunger.

Many craftivist converts have also stitched pieces to give to their MPs, to ask them to be a piece of the solution and use their position to encourage the Prime Minister to take action on hunger this year. Read a blog from one craftivist Laura Butterworth who, with fellow crafty activists met with her MP to give her jigsaw pieces and have a chat.

How can you get involved?

It’s not too late to add your piece to the puzzle- get in touch. All the info is on imapiece.craftivist-collective.com including downloadable instructions, a #imapiece instruction video, you can buy a Jigsaw kit here if needed, there are examples on our Flickr Set of what others have done and you can contact Save the Children for any extra support you need on campaigns@savethechildren.org.uk and you can always ask us if you have any other questions and please do keep us updated so we can share it 🙂

The art installation will also be travelling around the country over the next few months- keep an eye on our Events Page for updates and  get in touch with Save the Children’s campaigns team if you want the installation to come to a venue near you campaigns@savethechildren.org.uk. Follow #imapiece on Twitter & Instagram for the latest action.

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