Author: Craftivist Collective

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 generic medicine online pharmacy 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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15 Aug Sarah Corbett at the Whitecross Street art party

Here is Craftivist Collective founder Sarah Corbett at the Whitecross Street Party that took place 24th- 25th July 2010. Held in the heart of London's internationally renowned art scene. Sitting next to our craftivism stall selling Mini Protest Banner Kits and postcards, giving out flyers for the group and getting sign ups for the mailing list. It went really well!
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26 Jul Join us at our stall at Whitecross Street Party and be inspired by street artists supporting SHP homeless project

Date: Sat 24th- Sun 25th July 12pm-6pm. Venue: Whitecross Street, London Come say hello :) Carrie Reichardt and Sarah Corbett will represent the Craftivist Collective at this street party with a conscience. We will be sellings Mini Protest Banner kits, postcards and mosaics to raise money for to print our first UK Craftivism Zine in colour. We will also be encouraging people to sign up to our mailing list and join us in our collective. 
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20 Jul Join us crafting with Oxfam at their Artopia

We got a lovely friendly email from Lucy at the London Oxfam office inviting us to their Artopia event Date: Tuesday 3rd August 3pm-5pm. Venue: LEB building on Cambridge Heath Road in Bethnal Green. All welcome. Oxfam Artopia will be in three towns across the South East in the summer, in London, Oxfordshire and Hampshire, delivering climate change art workshops and asking community groups, young people and members of the public to contribute to a collaborative piece of art. This piece, made with paint, canvas, modelling clay, sculpture, fabric and found objects, will be a vision of the world we want to see, filled with bustling rainforests, deep oceans and climate justice!
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