Event cancelled: Relaxed Family Session: Weaving History

In light of the most recent government measures to control the spread of Covid-19 virus Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens will be closed until further notice. Sunderland City Council have taken this decision in the best interests of our audiences, visitors and participants.

The city council will review the situation on a weekly basis and further updates will be posted on our social media and website channels.

Anyone who has pre-booked for activity or events between 19 March and 31 May will be contacted directly.

For those who have activity booked after 31 May we are reviewing the situation on a weekly basis and will contact you nearer the time.

Event information:

Wednesday 15 April / 10.00am – 10.45am
FREE / Booking Essential
Recommended age: 4+

Explore textures, fabrics, patterns and weaving!

Lubaina Himid’s work, Cotton.com (2002), uses painted patterns influenced by textiles to imagine a conversation between Manchester cotton mill workers and slaves labouring on American plantations. Explore the artwork and why it was made, and the history of cotton through the Museum’s handling collection.

This bookable session of Weaving History is designed for families with children with disabilities and/or additional needs, including autistic spectrum conditions. For more information on this session please contact the Public Engagement & Learning Team on 0191 5612323 or e-mail [email protected].

The event is part of the learning and engagement programme for Received Wisdom – An Arts Council Collection National Partners Programme Exhibition. Find out more about our Arts Council Collection partnership.

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