A Pocket for You

Saturday 15th April, 1-3pm, Free

Pockets have been a point of rebellion. It was thought that during the French Revolution, women were even banned from having clothes with pockets as this way they would be able to hide “revolutionary material”. When the women’s suffrage movement started, they used pockets as a symbol that represented the change they were seeking. A 1910 ‘Suffragette suit’ with no less than six pockets became all the rage.

This workshop by Laura Conlon responds to the poem Dangerous Coats by Sharon Owen and inspires women to make pockets as a form of feminist expression and activism.

This free workshop is part of Amra Shobai Aikhaney (We Are Here) – marking 20 years of Sangini.

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