Author: Craftivist Collective

20 Mar April project and meet up: Encourage people to Vote!

Date: Thursday 16th April 6:30pm-8pm. Venue: Royal Festival Hall cafe, London. All welcome (please bring a donation of £3 to cover costs) Or do this project from home. The England General Elections are coming up and so we thought that we should have our April Meeting project to link with encouraging people to vote. We are lucky in the UK that we have the right and saftey in place to vote, most of us are not intimidated or bullied into voting a certain way and our votes are not rigged like in my countries in the developing world. Craftivist Rosa created the patterns. There are 4 more that can be found here
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18 Mar Our first exhibition!

Sarah Corbett writes: The lovely curators at Ink-d Gallery in Brighton invited us to be part of their exhibition with the help of a nudge from the incredible craftivist Carrie Reichardt who specialises in mosaics and ceramics. 5 of our mini protest banners are hung in the gallery underneath 5 framed prints of photographs of the mini protest banners in a public space that links to the issue discussed.
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28 Feb International Womens Day 2010

Come and join us to celebrate International Womens Day 2010, fundraise for women in Haiti, and support other craftivists this Saturday 6th March 7pm -1am All are welcome to join the Craftivist Collective at an event run by Art of the Dog Saturday 6th March 2010 7pm - 1am at the beautiful Old Finsbury Town Hall, Rosebery Avenue, EC1 (near Angel tube, bus 19, 341, 38) to celebrate International Womens Day and raise some funds for woman in Haiti and Asylum seekers in Britain through music, art, craftivism and fun! :)
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15 Feb Alternative Valentine’s cards 2009

Sarah Corbett writes: One hundred cards were left around Central London on Valentine’s Day 2009. Each contained an alternative Valentine’s letter, a handmade gift and a sweet. Hand delivered to gaps in walls, cash machine slots, shop shelves etc, you don’t have to be in a relationship to have one of these! I did this project in Liverpool 2008. These are valentine’s cards with a difference: the letter is written from a person from a developing country asking for people to show some ‘real love’ for the unforgotten poorest people in the world. The card includes either a keyring or a badge in the shape of a Loveheart sweet saying ‘Real Love’ and an actual sweet.
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01 Feb Embroidered vaginas

On Thursday 21st January 2010 the Craftivist Collective had their monthly meeting in the London Southbank Royal Festival Hall cafe 6:30pm onwards. This time we joined forces with the beautiful, talented and passionate activists the Shoreditch Sisters (who are a Womens Institute group) to get as many people as possible to create beautiful vaginas to make people aware of the issue of Female Genital Cutting, 'designer vaginas' and the stigma and disgust people have for our natural organs.
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