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British Textile Biennial

The wonderful Huckleberry Films (@huckleberryfilms) have created a walk through film of the Banner Culture exhibition, which was part of this years British Textile Biennial - the link is in our bio if you would like to have a look.

The song on the video is by the fantastic Commoners Choir (@commonerschoir) and was recorded at the exhibition in Brierfield Mill. Once again, a big thank you to everyone who let us exhibit their banners, and for visitors who came along to see the exhibition. 📷: Richard Tymon (@richtymon)

@midpenninearts @superslowway @heritagefunduk @aceagrams @pendlehilllp #PendleRadicals #BannerCulture

Brierfield, Lancashire
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Great to be at the concept launch for Lancashire City of Culture 2025 today led by BTB Patron Tony Attard - Exciting times!
Lovely venue at Everyman Clitheroe too! #imaginelancashire #virtualcity
#cityofculture2025
#lancashire
@visitlancashire

Everyman Cinema Clitheroe
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Visit Community Clothing’s pop up shop in Manchester to bag some amazing items. You’ll also be able to see Aaron Dunleavy’s (@aarondunleavy) film, which was made in collaboration with Community Clothing, whilst you are there - win win!
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Did you know we are having a pop-up store in Manchester starting today for two weeks? Located at 58 King Street you can find a collection of your favourite CC items and also some brand new stock! ⁠⠀
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Sun- 11am – 5pm⁠⠀
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*Please note that our Blackburn store will be closed temporarily whilst we are at the Manchester Pop up as we are only a small team! ⁠⠀
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#madeinbritain #madeinblackburn #clothing #communityclothing #sustainablefashion #ethicalfashion

Manchester, United Kingdom
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David Collinge, of Ian Mankin (@ian_mankin) and John Spencer’s, speaking to students from St John Thursby and Blackburn College (@blackburncollege) As part of Creative Careers Week #lancashiretextiles #creativecareers #burnley #lancashire #discovercreativecareers

Burnley, Lancashire
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Kicking off our Textile Taster for Creative Careers Week at Burnley College (@burnleycollege ) - our last event as part of the British Textile Biennial 2019! Students from schools and colleges across Lancashire are listening to a panel discussion and visiting textile manufacturers based in Lancashire throughout the day #britishtextilebiennial #herbertparkinson #dhjweisters #johnspencer @panazfabrics @patrickgrantism @makeitbritish @community_clothing @ukftorg #discovercreativecareers

Burnley College
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Michael Orr has written a lovely review of Alice Kettle’s (@alicekettle) Thread Bearing Witness for Corridor 8 (@corridor8) - the link is in our bio if you’d like to read it!

Please be aware that this exhibition has now finished. The British Textile Biennial will be back in 2021.

Image: Richard Tymon (@richtymon)

#threadbearingwitness #alicekettle #britishtextilebiennial #stitch


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Next Saturday 23rd! The British Textile Biennial may be over, but the Katab: Quilting Stories workshops, with artist Emma Sumner (@emmasumnerart), have been extended.

Join Emma at Blackburn Museum (@blackburnmuseum) to make your own Katab patch and contribute to the Blackburn Community Quilt which, once completed, will join the Museum's collection. No experience necessary and all materials provided. 12-4.45pm!

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The British Textile Biennial has come to an end however the exhibition, curated Mr X Stitch (@mrxstitch), at Towneley Hall continues until February 2020! It is arguably the best cross stitch exhibition in the UK at the moment, so if you’re in the area please do go and see it! #britishtextilebiennial #crossstitch #stitchersofinstagram #crossstitchersofinstagram

Towneley Hall, Historic House, Art Gallery & Museum
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Some more images have been uploaded from Artist in Residence Jamie Holman’s (@jamie_holman_studio) Once Upon A Time in the North West event in Blackburn - the full album is on our Facebook page @blakeymoor @bwdcouncil

Image credit: Richard Tymon Photography (@richtymon)

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We are thrilled to be supporting the @britishtextilebiennial at their Textiles Taster event taking place at @burnleycollege on Thursday 21st November 2019. ⁠

Join us at this exclusive event to hear the latest from British fashion designer Patrick Grant as well as other industry experts and for the chance to visit our Lancashire weaving mill.⁠

Find out more and how to register: http://bit.ly/2NotAiA⁠
#britishtextilebiennial #textilestaster #madeinbritain #weaversofinstagram #patrickgrant #weaving #britishmanufacturing

Burnley, Lancashire
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Eggs Collective - Material performance in Accrington Market Hall (@accringtonmarket) as part of the British Textile Biennial, celebrating 150 years of the market. Find the full album on Facebook. Image credit: Richard Tymon Photography (@richtymon)

#acefunded @aceagrams #amazingaccrington #accrington #performance #material #fabric #markethall #storytelling

Accrington
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Fantastic images from Mr Gatty’s Experiment Shed on the 26th. Artist Claire Wellesley-Smith (@cwellesleysmith) explored the layered histories of a former industrial site in Accrington, East Lancashire, the purpose built ‘experiment shed’ of F.A Gatty, 19th century textile industrialist and dye innovator.

In the bicentenary year of Gatty’s birth this new interdisciplinary work, created through an authentic engagement and co-production process with local residents, produced an installation in this unique space. It allowed a re-imagining of the physical ephemera of the industry and the raw materials that drove it. A focus on the heritage of the madder plant, slow growing, entangled and embedded in the place added to the sensory experience.

Image credit: Richard Tymon Photography (@richtymon)

@aceagrams #acefunded

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We’d like to say an extra special thank you to Susan (@suzieb51) for her fantastic work as Volunteer Coordinator during the Biennial - she has been an absolute star and asset to us, and we couldn’t have done it without her (or any of our volunteers). 📷: Susan taking part in @paintthetown_2019

Lancashire
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Please contact Sarah on 07938498112 for further info.

#lancashire #centrallancashire #northwestengland #hempspinning #naturaldye #hemp #naturalfibres #callout

Lancashire
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It's a wrap! The first ever British Textile Biennial is now over, and we'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved - the venues, artists, vendors, volunteers, students, funders, Arts Council England (@aceagrams) and National Lottery Heritage Fund (@heritagefunduk), partners and, of course, all of our visitors. Bring on 2021!

Lots more images to follow... Image credit: Richard Tymon Photography (@richtymon)

1. Eggs Collective’s Material performance in Accrington Market Hall (@accringtonmarket)
2. Heirloom in Queen Street Mill (@uclanuni @amandaodlin)
3. Severija Incirauskaite’s (@severija_incirauskaite) Donald as part of the Mr X Stitch Guide to Cross Stitch in Towneley Hall
4. T-Shirt: Cult | Culture | Subversion in Blackburn Cathedral (@civicbarnsley @david_sinclair_1965)
5. Katab: Quilting Stories in Blackburn Museum (@blackburnmuseum @emmasumnerart @ghailokesh)
6. Alice Kettle’s (@alicekettle) Thread Bearing Witness in the Barn at Gawthorpe Hall (@gawthorpetextiles)
7. Banner Culture in Brierfield Mill (@midpenninearts @pendlehilllp)
8. Jamie Holman’s (@jamie_holman_studio) Transform and Escape the Dogs, Church Street, Blackburn
9. Aaron Dunleavy’s (@aarondunleavy) film collaboration with Community Clothing (@community_clothing) in Blackburn Museum
10. adidas SPEZIAL exhibition in The Exchange, Blackburn (@gary.aspden @adidas @nightsafebwd)

Lancashire
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Looking lovely!
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The @blackburnmuseum #katab #communityquilt is slowly coming together thanks to everyone who has contributed to date. We are adding additional #workshop dates on Saturday 9th and 23rd November when we'll be patching together everyone's contributions and I'll be #embroidering on all of the postcodes of the people who have contributed.
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#blackburn #communityspirit #handsewing #handsewn #workingtogether #communityprojects

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery
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Join us in Blackburn Cathedral Crypt for free screen printing workshops with the wonderful GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (@girlsgirlsgirlss_) today until 4pm! Come along and see the T-Shirt: Cult | Culture | Subversion exhibition too - only here and in Prism (@prismcontemporary) until 5pm tomorrow.

Blackburn Cathedral
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Taking a huge part at the Banner Parade to Celebrate the First Ever Western Made In Blackburn 😊
@jamie_holman_studio
@britishtextilebiennial
@mallblackburn @blackburncollege_su @durhambannermakers @cottonexchangeblackburn

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Happening right now! Free cowboy films and food in The Exchange Blackburn @jamie_holman_studio @bwdcouncil @aceagrams

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Big thanks to Leon for volunteering with us at the T-Shirt: Cult | Culture | Subversion exhibition in Blackburn Cathedral today.
This exhibition, which is also in Prism Contemporary (@prismcontemporary), closes its doors at 5pm this Sunday, so be sure to pay a visit if you haven’t already!

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“Girl Fans is a photo zine, which is filled with pictures of women and girls wearing team colours at their home grounds. I’ve focused on Northern clubs as we are a powerhouse when it comes to footie teams,” Jacqui told us.

Our latest blog post is live! We spoke to Jacquie Mcassey from @girlfanszine about the work she did for the @britishtextilebiennial with @burnleyofficial

If you're not a #rugby fan, then the exhibition is still taking place at @burnleymechanics until Sunday 3rd November ⚽️👍🏻 #LINKINBIO 📸 Photo by @girlfanszine ... #burnley #football #soccer #goal #premierleague #sports #skills#footballseason #footie #footy #girlfans

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This is your last weekend to catch the Banner Culture exhibition in Brierfield Mill! Open 12-4pm - See you there?
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#BannerCulture last weekend - open this Sat & Sun ONLY - don't miss it! Please spread the word @laws_room @changinglives__ @pcs_northwest @idle_women @phmmcr @insitu_pendle @fabricofprotest @britishtextilebiennial #PendleRadicals @pendlehilllp

Brierfield
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Great turnout for The Politics of Cloth conference in Blackburn College (@blackburncollege) today. Dr Stephen Pritchard is opening with Selvedge: Disobedience, Self-Organising and Working Class Cultures #britishtextilebiennial #politicsofcloth

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Lovely image from Mr Gatty’s Experiment Shed last weekend with our fab festival photographer Richard Tymon (@richtymon), artist Claire Wellesley-Smith (@cwellesleysmith), artist Hannah Lamb (@hannahlambtextileartist), visitor Nicole and her daughter Sophia, and our fantastic volunteers. Thank you for sharing with us.


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Visit Blackburn Museum (@blackburnmuseum) this weekend and discover the Katab: Quilting Stories exhibition which, since 2014, has worked with a group of women artisans in the migrant communities scattered across the city of Ahmedabad, Western India. Traditionally, women from these communities practised the craft of katab (applique), making domestic household decorations with recycled waste fabrics.

For the Biennial, the project brings a series of quilts created by its participants which are inspired by iconic films (both Hollywood and Bollywood) and Hindi TV series. The quilts are exhibited alongside items from the Museum’s South Asian collection including a quilt inspired by Gandhi’s 1931 visit to Lancashire by Lokesh Ghai (@ghailokesh), one of the project leaders, during his museum residency in 2012 as part of The Exchange Blackburn project.

Also this Saturday, join Katab’s project leader Emma Sumner (@emmasumnerart) at the museum to make your own Katab patch and contribute to the Blackburn Community Quilt which, once completed, will join the Museum’s collection. No experience necessary and all materials provided, 12-4.30pm.

Images: Previous workshops
Credit: Emma Sumner


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Thank you for your hard work 🙌
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Yes! It's Time ✌🏼😉, Invigilating Once Again @jamie_holman_studio Transform And Escape The Dogs Exhibition @britishtextilebiennial @durhambannermakers @stainedglassdesign @art

Blackburn
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Last chance to see the Art in Manufacturing series of work by artists Anna Ray (@annarayart), Raisa Kabir (@raisa_kabir_textiles_) and Daksha Patel in Queen Street Mill! Open today until Sunday 3rd November from 12-4pm.

Also in Queen Street Mill is artist Reetu Sattar's ‘Hell is White' film installation and the Heirloom exhibition created by researchers from UCLan (@uclanuni) and former cotton industry workers. Full details are on our website.
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1 & 2. Raisa Kabir
3. Work by Daksha Patel
4. ‘Hell is White’ by Reetu Sattar
5 & 6. Anna Ray and a piece from her Offcut series.
7 & 8. Heirloom exhibition
Image credit: Richard Tymon Photography (@richtymon)

An Art in Manufacturing co-commission between the National Festival of Making @thefestivalofmaking and British Textile Biennial.

Queen Street Mill Textile Museum
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Have you seen Aheneah's (@aheneah) stunning cross stitch street art work in Blackburn Bus Station yet? Her work will be around for you to see until the end of the Biennial and is well worth a look if you're in Blackburn!
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📷: Alex Gallagher
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#crossstitch #streetart #thread #britishtextilebiennial #blackburn #openwalls #stitchersofinstragram


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There have been lots of fabulous, creative workshops happening at The Bureau - Centre for the Arts (@bureaublackburn) during the British Textile Biennial, and the fun isn't over yet. Join them for their Clothes Swap event tomorrow in Blackburn. Clothes swaps are the easy way to update your wardrobe; it’s guilt free shopping with no cost to your wallet and great for the environment. Bring items you no longer wear and exchange them for something new-to-you!

For all the details visit the link in our bio.

Image credit: Richard Tymon Photography (@richtymon)

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