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Programme 2021

Threads Of Survival – 999 Call for the NHS

Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, BB12 8UA

Wednesday-Saturday 12PM-4.30PM

Venue Admission: £6 standard, £4 concessions. National Trust Members free.

There is a long tradition of  quilts and tapestries documenting social and political history. Threads of Survival follows that tradition. An exhibition of quilts made during the lockdown period by groups and individuals across the country reflecting on life during the pandemic and the role of the NHS.

Following in the tradition of the Arperillas from Chile in the 1960s and the emotional AIDS quilt that emerged in the 80’s, Threads of Survival weaves personal experience, family stories with social and political comment about this moment of history we have and are still going through. Over 100 people have been involved with quilts coming from Somerset, Yorkshire, County Durham, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Shropshire and London.  The project remains open and the public are invited to keep contributing panels and quilts to tell their stories. For more information contact: threadsofsurvival@gmail.com