Author: Craftivist Collective

09 May Barbie provoking conversations on gender inequality

Another project for you to do wherever you are in the world at any time: Written by Craftivist Hannah Griffiths:  We have put this barbie up to raise awareness of maternal health issues in the global south but you could link it to another gender issue you are passionate about. There are so many international days, even the International Talk like a Pirate Day that the International Day of the Midwife sounds like just another pointless event doesn’t it? But this year over 536,000 women will die of pregnancy-related complications. The majority of these deaths occur in developing countries. Medically trained midwives could help to prevent this.
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15 Apr Our part in the Climate Rush Railway Adventures action Saturday 16th April

In case people are not clear: The Railway Adventures joint campaign with Climate Rush has always been two actions led by the different groups. We are supporting the campaign with our train bunting petition and stitch-ins we had last weekend, 10th April. Climate Rush are delivering their train journey action Saturday 16th April. On 16th April we are encouraging Craftivists and friends to meet at Monument, London 12noon Saturday 16th April. We have made 25 metres of train bunting with the carriages  received so far (more will come in the post no doubt) which we will carry on the walk with Climate Rush to the train station. Then we will wave them off with our bunting (and collect another day) and not get on the train with them.
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11 Apr London Craftivists at their Stitch-In campaigning for Fair train fares and to protect our environment

London based Craftivists held a protest stitch-in at King’s Cross railway station At 1pm on Sunday 10th April, craftivists, joined a nationwide protest to demand a halt to rail fare increases.  Currently the coalition Government plans to hike fares by 31% over the next 4 years. Hundreds of craftivists (activists who protest using scissors, thread and fabric) converged on railway stations across the UK for a protest picnic and stitch-in. The event at King’s Cross brought together over 20 eager craftivists, who shared our message with members of the public who wanted to find out about the unique action.
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10 Apr Manchester Craftivist’s talking about their Stitch-In for the Train project

“I don’t get it, but I get it, if you know what I mean” A passing father’s response to the stitch-in picnic at Piccadilly train station run, by the Craftivist collective on Sunday April 11th. Rebecca Aimée Lanyon Willmott of Craftivism Manchester and Kelly Joseph of Didsbury Green Threads, stitched their political threads together to plan the Manchester Crafting a Train of Bunting project. On April 11th this event mirrored train stations across the country, wherefellow craftivists stitched, sipped tea and picnicked in peaceful protest against the proposed 31% rise in train fares over the next 4 years. The bunting panels will be fashioned into a petition-train which will be taken on a Fair Fare Railway Adventure on Saturday 16th April.
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22 Mar Join us at V&A Museum of Childhood to make train carriages for our current project

We will be joining Climate Rush Rushettes in a joint workshop encouraging people to make carriage bunting petition pieces to add to our train for our project Railway Adventures. All resources provided.
We will also be providing a mini exhibition of our past and present work so go check it out at the venue too!
Presented by Papered ParlourTime Out First Thursdays and V&A Museum of Childhood,

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
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