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Threads: a story of friendship, identity and mental health


May 19 2024


12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

About The Event


Bradford Industrial Museum
235 Moorside Rd, Eccleshill, Bradford BD2 3HP

Threads is a poignant and powerful story about mental health, friendship and identity.

This latest work from Coalesce Dance Theatre uses stories from young people across the North of England to delicately weave together an emotive and uplifting contemporary dance and physical theatre performance about growing into adulthood. threads turns the spotlight on mental health and how important friendship and support can be when it comes to navigating adolescence.

Performed amongst tossed away clothes and a large wardrobe structure, two dancers use a highly physical movement language to connect and explore their intertwined experiences. Coalesce invites audiences to experience this socially urgent new work,

threads is suitable for +12 years

Performance length – Approximately 30 minutes

The associated Thrifty Totes workshop shows you how to upcycle, thrift, and rework your old and forgotten items into brand new bags. With a focus on how the fast fashion industry impacts our planet, this 1-hour workshop will educate and inspire, encouraging positive changes to our lifestyle habits. Through games and crafting, will discover where our clothes come from, how they are being made and at what cost, alongside creating our very own upcycled tote bag to take away.

Workshop length – Approximately 1 hr

Spaces are limited for both the performance and the associated workshop –  please book your space via the appropriate EventBrite link

Performance & Workshop link 

Perfomance Only link

May Half-term with Bradford District Museums & Galleries

Looking for something to do  over half term? 
Have a look at our families events – follow the links for more information

28th May Dreams and Songs to sing
Cartwright Hall
Meet author Richard O’Neill for traditional stories and handicrafts

29th May –
Put yourself in the picture
Bradford Industrial Museum
Visit our “Bairds TV” display, help to make an old fashioned TV and become a news presenter or star in an advert!

30th MayLocal Myths and Legends
Bolling Hall
Listen to traditional stories and design a mythical creature.

1st June Within Nature
Cliffe Castle
Meet the artists & take part in associated family activities.