Author: Craftivist Collective

01 Nov And Sew To Bed…

Our own Bed-In on global and local inequality issues with West Everton residents in the UK. See separate blog here for more info and to see some of the patches look here The West Everton Community Council (WECC) and One World Week alongside The Craftivist Collective is taking part in the Liverpool Bluecoat Bed-In to celebrate John Lennon’s 70th birthday. The Bluecoat event takes part from October 6 – December 9, 2010: our Bed-In is on December 1, 2010. During our Bed-In we want to raise awareness of global issues in our own community and amongst the people of Merseyside. We may represent a specific community but we come with our global concerns to a bed in the Bluecoat. We want to raise awareness of national and international inequality and demand change – we want to see an end to the social chasm between those who have and those who need. Ours is a peaceful protest that wishes to engage all people in crafty action: Craftivism! We will make lovely stuff and change the world by stealth and beauty. Full project details after the jump.
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14 Sep Cross Stitch Graffiti at London Fashion Week 2010

To mark the start of London Fashion Week 2010, activist group The Craftivist Collective has created homemade Mini Protest Banners aimed at exposing the ugly side of fashion. Using Mini Protest Banners, they hope to make people think about the side of the fashion that is often too easily dismissed by the industry in a non-threatening but challenging way during the fashionista's calendar annual highlight.
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20 Aug September 2010 meeting: new project, new venue!

Date: Thursday 16th September: 6:30pm- 8pm. All welcome (donation of £3 to cover costs is encouraged). Venue: Paper Dress Boutique, Shoreditch London The venue is a lovely vintage clothes shop/cafe called Paper Dress Boutique. So come and support a local business by crafting in her cafe with a cup of tea or coffee :) As part of our ongoing commitment to exposing social injustice, the Collective will be contributing to Norwegian artist Lise Bjørne Linnert’s current project, entitled DESCONOCIDA UNKNOWN UKJENT.
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15 Aug Meeting an unlikely supporter of the Craftivist Collective…

August 2010: At the Whitecross Street art party to raise money and awareness of SHP (Single Homeless Project) charity the Craftivist Collective had a stall and artwork showing. A lovely older man (wants to remain anonymous) came up to our stall very excited to meet us and said that he had stolen a Mini Protest Banner 2 years ago from Hoxton Square because he thought it was great and he couldnt find out who made it and put it up (he doesnt have the internet so couldnt Google the label). HIs banner said "there is more to life than cool points".
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15 Aug MTV Staying Alive blog series: My Right To Be… A Craftivist

MTV Staying Alive asked us to be part of their 'My Right to be Me' blog series to remind people that many people living with HIV don't have a right to travel to certain countries, many don't have a right to follow their dreams because of discrimination and stigma and their health may stop them from doing many things. Sarah Corbett wrote a blog post alongside journalists, musicians and other creatives talking about her right to be a craftivist.
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