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Fabric of our Future: Craftivism workshop with Sarah Corbett

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Want to challenge the injustice of the world, but not sure where to begin?

Discover the art of gentle protest and become a craftivist in this empowering workshop for young people. Award-winning campaigner and founder of the Craftivist Collective, Sarah Corbett, will show you how to use materials to fix the fabric of our future and engage in social change with hand-crafted gestures of defiance. In a world ripped apart by division, can we find a way to mend the gap?

Part of the Handover Literary Festival of Social Activism, a one-day event at Norfolk & Norwich Festival.

Important information

Age guidance: Workshop suitable for ages 11-14, parents are encouraged to stay and engage.

About Sarah

Sarah Corbett is a professional campaigner, most recently with Oxfam. She set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2009, providing projects, tools and services to individuals and organisations wanting to learn effective craftivism. She is now one of the leading spokespeople in the craftivism movement. Sarah has worked with art institutions, such as the National Portrait Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum; charities, such as Save the Children and Unicef; cult jewellers Tatty Devine; Secret Cinema and many others. She has taught her approach to craftivism at universities including Bauhaus University in Germany and Parsons New School in New York City. Her first book, A Little Book of Craftivism, was published October 2013. She lives in London. Website / Twitter

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The Engage! Handover festival is a project funded by creative Europe, managed by the National Centre for Writing. The NCW programme team have been supporting a group of 15 x 14-17-year-olds from across Norfolk, to design and deliver a literary festival in a day on the theme of social activism. The group has taken a lead in all parts of the process, from inviting artists, to marketing and budgeting and finding a venue. It’s been an exciting year taking this group of inspiring young people on the programming journey and they are full of innovative ideas and creative energy, paving the way for more young people to take on the arts scene and keep the torch burning.

Engage! is a collaborative project between four UNESCO cities of literature around Europe – Barcelona (Spain), Krakow (Poland), Växjö (Sweden) and Norwich (UK). Find out more


In partnership with National Centre for Writing.

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