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Cliffe Castle Museum

Stitch Club in the Park for Sew Keighley Pride

We have been delighted to be able to display at Cliffe Castle, the SEW KEIGHLEY PRIDE flag.

Keighley Pride’s unique and beautiful flag was created from hundreds of handmade patches, made by local people and children this spring and summer. You might even have spotted our yellow Museum gazebo hosting some of the outdoor patch making days outside in Cliffe Castle Park.

The patches that make up the flag are a celebration of people’s LGBTIQA+ inspirations and featuring local figures, organisations, friends, family, and peoples’ personal journeys. The Sew Keighley Pride exhibition at Cliffe Castle, marks a historic moment in the UK’s relationship with gender, sexuality and identity.

Based on the Progress Pride Flag design, the patches were brought together by Morwenna Catt, an internationally renowned textile artist into a stunning piece of textile art

Launched at the Keighley Pride in August 2021, it can now be found iLaunched at the Keighley Pride in August 2021,  and displayed subsequently in our conservatory, it’s now heading off to share its fascinating stories with new audiences – first stop – Skipton!

🏳️‍🌈 Pick up a copy of the zine to find out more about the inspiration beyond some of the patches or explore the zine online here.

🏳️‍🌈 Find out more about the project here.

🏳️‍🌈 Explore the Patch Gallery here.

Cliffe Castle Museum

Address
Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley West Yorkshire, BD20 6LH
Opening times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Friday: 10am – 4pm
Saturday – Sunday: 11am – 4pm

By public transport

Approximately 12-25 minutes walk from the railway station, 6-15 minutes walk from the bus station. Buses (for example Bradford to Skipton) pass the lower main gates. The 903 bus service operates from Keighley Bus Station and serves Cliffe Castle on a limited basis.

More Community Projects

Many businesses offer their employees an opportunity to volunteer in work time.
Come and see how you can help run and maintain our 19th and early 20th century textile machinery.
Join the volunteer gardening team and support their gardening expertise. Beginners welcome, as are those with fantastic experience.
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