Making for Change is a series of creative industry employability workshops run by the London College of Fashion, based at Poplar Works.

Our community is invited to explore creative textile practice through artist and student-led making sessions and projects. Participants will learn about fashion and textiles further education opportunities and career pathways, specifically in ethical manufacturing.

Over the next 6 months, members of our community will attend fashion, textile and craft workshops, gaining skills, meeting others working in the sector, and sharing their own personal stories.

Traces: Stories of Migration

As part of a partnership with UAL, participants of Making For Change have been invited to take part in a major new East London art project with artist Lucy Orta, exploring personal and family migration stories through textile craft.

Traces: Stories of Migration is a long-term exploration of migration journeys through textile crafts and practices. Traces unites the memories and experiences of our local communities, revealing the patterns this has woven into the tapestry of the East End.

Workshops will be delivered by Lucy Orta to two groups of 15 members of the Bromley by Bow Centre in summer and autumn 2022:

Group 1
8 June – 13 July, every Wednesday, 10:30 – 12:30 at the Bromley by Bow Centre (6-weeks)

Group 2
7 September – 12 October, every Wednesday, 10:30 – 12:30 at the Bromley by Bow Centre (6-weeks)

Want to get involved?

We’d love to hear from you.

For more information, please contact: Mina Chowdhury, Employability and Training Project Manager

Find out more about Traces.

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