A Good Yarn
SamiArt's creative conversation, A Good Yarn, seeks to demonstrate our common bond using finger-knitting and storytelling to enable effortless connection and inspire empathy, understanding, and kindness.
A Good Yarn is supported by funding from The Mayor of London's Culture Seeds
We are delighted to be working with Sutton Night Watch Homeless Charity with support from Refugee and Migrant Network Sutton, Sutton Libraries London, and Sutton Heritage Services for this stage of #AGoodYarnProject
Workshops with the Homeless will run at Sutton Night Watch's new home in Manor Road, Wallington, in AUG/SEP 2020, and culminate in an interactive installation and exhibition open to the public in the Family History Space of Sutton Central Library, with volunteer support from ESOL students of Refugee Migrant Network Sutton who took part in the Pilot Project #AGoodYarnProject, which was funded by Arts Network Sutton, in May 2019. RMNS participants helped co-design this stage of A Good Yarn.
Due to COVID19 the initial start date of April 2020 was postponed. We hope to run this safely in Aug/Sep 2020. The installation & exhibition locations may also need to change, but whatever happens, we look forward to making this as creatively engaging for the local community as possible, and in particular recording stories from the point of view of the homeless during #lockdown. One silver-lining of the delay is that we will now focus on #kindness as a key theme, since Samia became an Ambassador for Kindness in the UK as part of the global social media campaign working to unite humanity through kindness:
"Let's turn 2020 into #KIND20"
See more at tuff.earth/kind20