Online | An introduction to The Fabric of Protest

Explore how textiles have been used in historic and contemporary protests, looking at examples from PHM's collection.

The Fabric of Protest online with People's History Museum

What will happen in the session?

Meet textile artist Helen Mather

Explore how textiles have been used in historic and contemporary protests.

Looking at examples from PHM’s collection, this online session will inspire and motivate participants to have a go at creating their own textile art on the issues that matter to them.

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  • Cost: £5 per learner / £4.50 per learner for groups in Greater Manchester, free for accompanying staff.  Minimum charge £95
  • Duration: one hour
  • Suitable for: age 14 to adults
  • Capacity: 30 learners
  • Platform: Zoom


Zoom is PHM’s preferred platform to deliver online sessions; if your organisation is unable to use this platform please inform us when booking and we can work with you to arrange an alternative.

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Topics & resources

Links to subjects:
Art, Textiles, History, Politics, Citizenship

Be inspired by the textile creations of participants who have taken part in our monthly public workshops.

Use The Fabric of Protest resources to create textile pieces about issues that matter to you. 

This session can support your Artsmark journey:
PHM is a proud Artsmark partner supporting schools to offer enriching arts experiences.

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Find out more about Artsmark
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How to book

Find out what’s next when you’ve booked an online session, including information on:

  • Session set up
  • Safeguarding online
  • Access
  • Cancellation policy


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