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Virtual Exhibition - Spirit of Mayflower: Language of Sculpture
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Knitting and crafting for charity has become an enormous success in Inspire libraries.
Every year we support a different charity and 'call out' to groups and individuals that want to be involved and take part. The annual theme is announced in the Spring and the resulting work is collected and put on display as part of the Summer Reading Challenge Exhibition.
Our crafters are truly amazing!
Inspire’s 2020 charity challenge invites you to thread up, cast on and create a warm hat. Can we make 400?
Why 400 hats?
2020 is the anniversary year of the Mayflower journey, marking 400 years since the pilgrims left Nottinghamshire for America. Let’s knit a hat for every year!
We look forward to exhibiting all the hats we receive on the Inspire website later this year, before they are distributed to charities by Knit for Peace.
There are so many reasons to join in:
Across the region there are lots of creative projects marking Mayflower 400 and
Inspire are delighted to be working with artist Hetain Patel on “The Few to
the Many” project, a major new arts commission in Bassetlaw to share this
story and reflect on its meaning today. Making local connections with people
and place, Hetain is making a film, that will premiere in Nottinghamshire and then be shown online across the world!
Hats 400! is one of several Inspire projects spreading the news of Hetain’s work - and after 5 months of crafting we hope we will have gone from just a few hats to many!
To follow the exciting progress of The Few to the Many (funded by Arts Council
England) project, keep your eyes on the blog.
We’d love you to join us! By becoming a member of Inspire you will be able to have your say on how the society works and develops.
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