Working in partnership with WEA and local historian Brian Holmshaw we will run a number of creative sessions within this Heritage Lottery funded project. Focusing on Sheffield heritage including Painted Fabrics Ltd (a luxury textiles company set up by Annie Bindon Carter during the First World War to offer employment to wounded ex-servicemen), adults accessing mental health services will learn about how this incredible company supported ex servicemen through recovery. The men acquired a wide range of new skills very different from their pre-war occupations including hand stencilling using specially adapted brushes and tools, screen printing, block printing, spray painting and garment manufacture.
After exploring this rich heritage the group will start to plot their own journeys and personal development through further creative sessions resulting in an exhibition and celebration at The Art House.
The exhibition WORK NOT CHARITY will run from Saturday 31st March to Tuesday 17th April.
You can read more about it here.