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Weave and Spin – International Women’s Day

Date

Mar 13 2022

Time

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

About The Event

Location

Bradford Industrial Museum
235 Moorside Rd, Eccleshill, Bradford BD2 3HP
Join the Weaving Gallery volunteer women and members of the Bradford Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
Handmade items to peruse and buy with Bradford Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers.
This IWD, we remember the ladies (and children) in our mills, backbone of the textile industry: new to the gallery for International Women’s Day – hear the real voices and memories of mill workers from the Heritage Recording Unit, Bradford Museums and Galleries.
Drop in, have a chat with our very friendly volunteers and perhaps have a try yourself at some spinning or weaving. Bask in the sounds and atmosphere of a real woollen mill and celebrate.
See the The Buttercross Belles Morris dancers who dance North West style, originating from the mill towns, using bobbins and spindles. They often represent the movement of the machinery. Their outfits are suffragette colours of green, white and purple. Ladies/women Morris groups often danced at suffragette meetings. They later struggled to be recognised in the 1970’s folk revival due to it being considered a male only tradition.
Tea and cake also provided!

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

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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.
Details here

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