We are 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 an 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 in our Conservatory, with an accompanying display sharing some of the stories behind it in the Castle itself.
🏳️🌈 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.