28 May Join us at Anxiety Arts Festival, Deptford Lounge: Tuesday 24th June 4pm
We are proud to be working with NOW Live Events at Deptford Lounge, London as part of the London-wide ‘Anxiety Arts Festival’ over June 2014. Our workshop is 4pm-4:45pm on Tuesday 24th June. Sarah is also making soft sculture bunting to decorate the venue with words on wellbeing. They will be up to see for the entire festival.
We will be part of this jam-packed programme championing an innovative blend of arts and wellbeing activities for all ages to stimulate the senses, lighten the mind and savour the moment with some of UK’s most inspiring artists and thinkers, locally and beyond.
THere will be literature, performance, craft, poetry, visual arts, spoken word, music, mindfulness meditation, workshops for children and more. The programme includes Britain’s leading lifestyle philosopher Roman Krznaric, spoken word artist Simon Mole and Chill Pill Collective, mindfulness expert Tessa Watt and us, Craftivist Collective.
“(NOW Live Events) rid us of the myriad modern-day distractions that stop us from embracing the fullness of the present moment…using unconventional artistic methods ” – The Independent
All events will be FREE, apart from ticketed evening events on Monday, Thursday and Friday.
AT DEPTFORD LOUNGE Tuesay 24th June 4pm we will be doing:
‘Craftivist footprint: a spoonful of craft helps the activism go down’
We often reflect on the time to come or time gone by without really enjoying where we are now. We are connected to others and we have an impact as a local and global citizen (for most of us quite a daunting thought). It is easy to let life pass us by so why not craft yourself a physical footprint to help you focus yourself on the NOW and remember how to be your best self in your local community using your unique passions, talents & actions?
In this workshop led by our Founder of Craftivist Collective Sarah Corbett, you will learn the classic skill of embroidery whilst also learning how to be a change-maker to make the world a better place for people and planet. You will create a fabric footprint for you to keep and you will receive support on what message to stitch on your footprint and suggestions of where to put it.
2 MINUTE INTERVIEW by NOW EVENTS LIVE with our Founder Sarah:
How does your workshop relate to being in the NOW?
My approach to Craftivism is all about doing this slow repetitive craft action to help us reflect on our actions in the past, now and in the future and how we can be good, active, global citizens in all that we do to be part of the solution to injustices and suffering. Craftivism is mindful slow activism to stop, think and act more intentionally NOW
What are you most looking forward to doing within your slot at NOW?
I’m looking forward to creating a space and environment for participants to feel safe and open to how my approach to craftivism can benefit them personally, collectively and politically.
Any tips on how the audience can most benefit from your workshop?
Politics is personal and so is the solution. I hope people leave feeling they know more about the different benefits Craftivism can offer and how they can use it in their life and work & become craftivists!