Weaving Women’s Stories (Being Human Festival 2018)

St Margaret’s House, Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PL

Explore the connections between storytelling and textile-making in women’s lives from ancient Greece to modern London. Join us to look for the stories of our craftivist foremothers in artefacts and poetry from the past; hear the voices of these ‘subversive stitchers’ with an evening performance from By Jove Theatre Company,introduced by experts on ancient craft; try your hand at spinning wool into yarn, or at weaving on our replica loom; and make artefacts – from clay and cloth – inspired by archaeological evidence from ancient Greece and Rome.


This series of free public events, including an evening performance, a drop-in workshop for families, and a places-limited weaving workshop led by award-winning textile artist Majeda Clarke, is part of the 2018 Being Human Festival and will be hosted by St. Margaret’s House, Bethnal Green.

Here are the events: 

Weaving Women’s Stories with By Jove Theatre Company 16th November 2018, 7.30-10pm

Weaving Women’s Stories family craft workshop 17th November 2018, 10am-1pm

Weaving Women’s Stories with textile artist Majeda Clarke 17th November 2018, 2.30-5.30pm