War Widows’ Stories: An Arts & Poetry Workshop

The War Widows’ Stories project warmly invites you to its third and final quilting and poetry workshop.

In this two-hour session, war widows and their relatives have the opportunity to make their own contribution to the War Widows’ Quilt, a collaborative, moving, and beautiful tribute to the lives, loves, and losses of war’s forgotten women, whose stories are chronically absent from memorials, museums, and history books.

After two popular workshops in London and Edinburgh, artist Lois Blackburn and poet Phil Davenport (arthur+martha) will work with you on telling your story through needlework and poetry. No sewing or creative writing experience required, whether you’ve never held a needle or are an accomplished poet, the session is intended for all abilities. You can even have someone else stitch your ideas and words for you, if you prefer!

Pre registration for this event is required, by emailing info@warwidowsstories.org.uk or by clicking the link below. 

This workshop is part of War Widows’ Stories, a project based at Liverpool John Moores University that raises awareness of the lives of war widows in Britain past and present through interviews, archival research, public events, and participatory arts.

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National Memorial Arboretum Learning Centre
Dr Nadine Muller, War Widows’ Stories Project Leader; Email: info@warwidowsstories.org.uk