Trowbridge Festival of Textile & Weaving 2013
Saturday 17th August to Saturday 16th November 2013
The Stories of Textiles & Woven Cloth, Contemporary Exhibitions, ‘The Big Weave’, Free Craft Activities, Demonstrations, & Textile Trail
Trowbridge’s success in textile production was such that it became known as the ‘Manchester of the West’. This success left an indelible impression on the town particularly in terms of its architectural heritage. There are a wealth of fine eighteenth century buildings which were constructed by the town’s clothiers and numerous industrial sites including former mills. Many of Trowbridge Museum’s displays relate to the process of cloth production.
The festival will enable arts and cultural establishments within Trowbridge and the surrounding area to work together to promote what the town has to offer!
- To highlight the historic impact that weaving and textile production had on Trowbridge
- To help broaden the public’s awareness of the importance of this process
- To enable the public to appreciate how much of the town’s existing architecture is associated with it
- To bring more of the public into contact with its rich textile history
- To raise the awareness of contemporary textiles artists, groups and increase the range of audiences that they can reach
- To use the Museum as a base for weavers and textile artists to talk about and demonstrate their skills
- To give the public an opportunity to engage with weaving and craft, through a programme of FREE events / activities
For the full programme please click on Trowbridge Festival of Textile & Weaving 2013 Leaflet
Follow the festival blog at: trowbridgetextileandweavingfestival2013.
Oops! Did you noitce, one of the craft activities has the wrong date. ‘Treasure Chests’ is on Thursday 22nd August and not Thursday 17th August as advterised in the hard copy leaflet (this date does not exsist!).
For more information please contact Sarah Jane Kenyon, Exhibitions & Arts Officer on 01225 751 339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org