British Textile Biennial
Join us online for an informal conversation about how the resource can be used as an inspiration and reference for new artwork.
Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, OBE, the founding Director of V&A East gives the opening lecture to BTB23.
BTB23 artist Eva Sajovic invites the audience to contribute to the #end_of_empire installation.
Tour de Textile is a week long cycling challenge in collaboration with Breaking Cycles & Super Slow Way. Choose from three cycling routes to visit British Textile Biennial venues across Pennine Lancashire & complete our unique Brevet Card.
A fun activity for all the family whether cycling or by another form of transport!
In this performance, textile pieces created by Eva Sajovic will transform into complex musical sculptures.
In this workshop, learn the technique of block printing on textiles. Participants will learn to use hand carved wood blocks to create a pattern and transfer the design on to piece of cotton Calico.
Visual artists and filmmakers Sima Gonsai and Bhulla Beghal, embark on an intriguing exploration of South Asian textile heritage through the decades.
Join curator Uthra Rajgopal for an informative guided walk through the Fragments of Our Time exhibition to learn more about the individual artists and the themes and thinking behind the exhibition.
Larksong: live music performance, expanded cinema projections, poetry reading and soundtrack album launch in Goodshaw Chapel.
Join us for a fascinating historical tour around Crawshawbooth led by local writer, Stephen Oldfield.
Join artist and designer Emily Gubbay and try the natural dyeing technique of bundle dyeing.
Join Gaining Ground curator Ligaya Salazar for a curatorial tour of the group show at Haworth Art Gallery.
Expanding on research collated from Gaining Ground, this panel conversation will be centred around understanding the preservation of craft.
A series of free public drop in events related to the group show Indigenitude.
Spinning and weaving demos at Pendle Heritage Centre.
Artist A & Artist B (Jackie Haynes and Heather Ross) will be discussing their project ‘The Surplus Badge’ at Towneley Hall for BTB23.
This is a relaxed, conversational drop-in session led by researchers and artists from the Cottonopolis Collective from the University of Manchester.
Join artist Mitchell Robinson in a workshop where participants will make kites from waste tent material sourced from festivals.
The Textile and Place conference explores how textiles engage with contemporary societal and environmental challenges whilst drawing on our histories and traditions.
The Re: Fashion Challenge 2023 Launch Event is open to the public for prize-giving, viewing the garments created by the young participants and launch of the third edition of the RE: Fashion Zine ‘Pattern’.
Take away a bandana or gift-wrapping cloth infused with the meditative process of slow stitching recorded in indigo.
A discussion with artists Christine Borland, Nick Jordan and Jacob Cartwright.
For the first time, BTB have partnered with Pendle Social Cinema for a miniature film festival. See one, two or three documentaries and join the discussion around fast fashion and sustainable textiles.
Join BTB23 artist Robina Akhter Ullah for a fun day learning about paper piecing techniques.
Drop in to Hannah’s yarn winding workshop at Haworth Art Gallery!
At this online launch you’ll be introduced to the Lancashire Textile Gallery platform by Gawthorpe Textile Collection Curator Rachel Midgley and hear from some of the artists and academics who have been commissioned to make work in response to the collections.
The Decolonisation of Ceramics and Textiles online panel discussion is a British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) and British Textile Biennal (BTB) partner event. Curator and artist Basil Olton will Chair this rich discussion with ceramics and textile artists Jacqueline Bishop, Theirry Oussou and Masimba Hwati.
Fast, Fast, Slow is a unique and theatrical catwalk exploring our personal relationships to fashion, fast fashion and waste.
Hear Justine Aldersey-Williams talk about the journey of Homegrown/Homespun in this interview with Perelandra Beedles.
Join The Bureau in Blackburn and create twine using garments that people no longer use.
Explore the future of sustainable material using The Making Rooms’ new sustainability labs to make your own coin pouch.