Weaving Together: GDIF in Lockdown
Back in March, GDIF set up a series of participatory arts activities and commissions to engage with and support local residents during lockdown.
Artists imagined “at home” creative workshops which were delivered in food packages to shielding people, through a partnership with Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA) and online. Some wrote poetry, wove African baskets, wove strands of fabric symbolising diversity or assembled beautiful creations using upcycled everyday objects.
The results of many of these projects were woven into the On Your Doorstep programme.
Weaving is a great way of expressing connections and togetherness. We hope you’ll enjoy having a go, then sharing your creations as a symbol of community spirit.
We have created a full pack for schools and communities to learn new skills and take part in elements that will form part of our reimagined GDIF 2020.
Share your creations!
Once you’ve finished, why not display your artwork in your windows, in your homes and online?
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Weaving Together at the Festival
Take a look back at the 2020 events
Weaving Together is supported by the Royal Borough of Greenwich, Royal Greenwich Festivals, and Arts Council England.
With thanks to Woolwich Common Community Centre, Greenwich Co-operative Development Agency (GCDA), Gratte Ciel and the Rosebud Centre for Girls.