Make Do & Mend Celebration Event

We had a fantastic community celebration event for our Make Do & Mend project at The Hub in Wythenshawe. Loads of young people attended to see their work on display and watch a film about the project. We were very pleased to have local police chief Caroline Hemingway on hand to give an inspiring talk and present the young women with certificates for all their hard work. We also enjoyed an historical buffet of refreshments and some party games from the 1940s and 1980s in keeping with the heritage theme of our project. Well done to all involved and we look forward to working with you again in the future!

Enjoying the historical buffet!

Enjoying the historical buffet!

Fun and games!

Fun and games!

Local police chief Caroline Hemingway presents certificates.

Local police chief Caroline Hemingway presents certificates.

More fun & games!

More fun & games!

Look at all our work!

Look at all our work!

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Make Do & Mend Exhibition – Now On!

The exhibition of young women’s work from our Make Do & Mend project is now on at the People’s History Museum! It will be displayed in the Accumulator Tower space until Tuesday 28th May so do go and take a look while you’ve got the chance – there are leaflets to take away and a visitors’ book to share your own comments and ideas in. Here are some pictures of the girls surveying their handiwork to give you a taste of what’s on show!Make Do & Mend Make Do & Mend Make Do & Mend Make Do & MendMake Do & Mend

 

Make Do & Mend Exhibition

An exhibition of young women’s work from our Make Do & Mend project will be taking place at the People’s History Museum from April 27th. Here’s a link to their website for more details – come and take a look!

Young women from Wythenshawe have been working with enJOY arts on an exciting creative heritage project.  Girls from local youth groups have been taking inspiration from the women of the past in drama and textiles workshops on the theme of ‘Make Do & Mend’.

In these times of austerity, the young women have been looking to their ancestors for creative ways of coping  – bringing back the ‘Make Do & Mend’ spirit of bygone days.

The exhibition will showcase the jewellery, accessories and textile pieces the young women have created, in addition to photographs of drama workshops and heritage visits.

This project has been funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots Programme, with support from People’s History Museum and Willow Park Housing Trust.

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Textile Workshop Leader Required

enJOY arts are seeking an experienced Textile Workshop Leader for ‘Make Do & Mend’ – a creative heritage project for young women aged 14 to 21, based in Manchester. The project will run from late October 2012 to March 2013, culminating in a celebration event for International Women’s Day. The project will be delivered in partnership with People’s History Museum and is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots Programme.

Please see the Textile Workshop Leader Recruitment Information for details on how to apply. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 5th October. Interviews will take place in Manchester on Thursday 11th October.

‘Make Do & Mend’ – Heritage Lottery Funding Success!

HLFHI_2747enJOY arts are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund Young Roots Programme for ‘Make Do & Mend’ – a young women’s creative heritage project, in partnership with the People’s History Museum!

We’ll be working with young women aged 14-21 from across Greater Manchester to explore the ways in which women have coped in times of austerity, using drama, craft and textile work. The project will culminate in a celebration event for International Women’s Day in March 2013, featuring an historical fashion show.

For more information or to find out how you can get involved, please contact us at info@enjoy-arts.org.uk

Watch this space for more details…