craftivisim

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Craftivisim the art of gentle protest
BBC sounds R4
audio 27 mins
Changing the world one stitch at a time
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Quaker Peace Museum
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How to understand and change culture cultural emergence
video 5.25 mins
we need a bigger definition of creativity animation 2.03 mins
7 ways to think differently
video 6.35 mins
Heroes quilt 2020
audio 7.45
see the quilt here and more ideas
Life lessons through tinkering
video 4.04 mins
The Guerrilla Girls- the women who launched an anonymous poster campaign against sexism and racism in the art world in the 1980’s
world service witness history
audio 9 mins
Giving peace a chance – John and Ono’s bed in for peace and people who witnessed it the
World service the documentary podcast
audio 32.20 mins
Gal-dem introduce themselves and their key values
video 1.49 mins
How to start a movement 8 steps
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The angel of the north a steel icon for the NE England completed in 1998 World service Witness History
audio 9 mins
Gal-dem an online and print publication committed to sharing perspectives from women and non binary people of colour
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Rock against racism How a anti-racism concert in 1978 influenced a whole generation
World service Witness history
audio 9 mins
History of WOMAD world music festival in England
world service witness history
audio 9 mins
Hiroshima’s trees of hope Green Legacy Hiroshima
video 8.30 mins
The world festival of black arts 1966 world service witness history
audio 9 mins
The women of Greenham Common
World service witness History
audio 9 mins
7 songs to mourn 7 black men Composer Joel Thompson started channelling his anger and sadness into music. BBC world service Outlook
audio 31.21 mins
The Geek shall inherit the Earth song
audio 2.43 mins
Craftivisim: making a difference getting crafty changing minds BBC IPlayer
TV 59 mins
World service documentary
Stitching souls
audio 50 mins

Deep in Alabama’s Black Belt, the village of Gee’s Bend is almost an island, cut off by a loop in the Alabama River. Once enslaved plantation workers, then sharecroppers, the people of the Bend remained largely unnoticed by mainstream history. But the women of Gee’s Bend have held on to their creative traditions, passed down from mother to daughter: with spine-tingling gospel singing,

and a unique style of bold and improvised quilting. Made from old clothes out of necessity for generations, used for insulation and burned to keep off mosquitoes, the quilts brought Gee’s Bend fame after they were “discovered” by an art collector in the 1990s and shown in major museums in Houston and New York.

World service documentary
Rule breakers
veteran on the tracks
audio 27 mins

There is a secret map passed down from hobo to hobo.You can’t buy it in stores or download it online but if you’re lucky enough to get a copy you can travel anywhere in America by freight train, all for “low or no dollars”. They call it The Crew Change Guide

Welcome to the Mobilise project course on active citizenship
An interactive short on line course from remembering resistance
World service witness history
‘Street News’
audio 9 mins

Lee Stringer was living on the street when he began selling ‘Street News’, he discovered a talent for writing and went on to be a columnist and then editor of the paper. Lee felt living on the streets made him a better writer. He became a successful authour as a result of the chance he was given at Street News

Quaker Arts Network
We aim to encourage the use of the arts for Quaker spiritual nurture, witness and outreach
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Loving earth project
caring for the world we love
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The AIDS memorial quilt
world service witness history audio 9 mins
UK AIDS memorial quilt explore
Festival in the Desert
Islamist rebel groups in Northern Mali recently announced a ban on music in all areas under their control. We take you back to the first Festival in the Desert in 2001, which launched Tuareg music on the world scene. World service witness history
audio 9 mins
The Berlin Love Parade
On 1 July 1989, a group of dancers set off down a Berlin shopping street on a demonstration for ‘peace, love and pancakes’. It was the first Berlin Love Parade. The parade would become one of the biggest dance music events in the world – until it ended in tragedy in 2010
World service witness history audio 9 mins
Sarajevo: Singing for Peace
After the bitter Bosnian war in the 1990’s Catholic Monk, Friar Ivo Markovic launched a multi-faith choir to bring survivors of the violence together and promote understanding between different ethnic groups. The choir is called ‘Pontanima’ an invented word based on Latin that means, ‘bridge among souls’. world service witness history
audio 9 mins
Looking for Aunt Martha’s Quilt In 1892 Liberian farmer Martha Ann Erskine Ricks took a gift of a quilt to Queen Victoria World service the documentary podcast
audio 50 mins

In search of a long-lost quilt her relative Martha Ann Erskine Ricks made for the British Queen Victoria. How did a former slave come to meet the most powerful woman in the world 125 years ago? We also explore Martha’s life in Liberia, west Africa, where she made her home after moving from the US. Newspapers of the time followed in great detail the story of the ‘queen and the negress’ and her hand-stitched quilt in the design of a coffee tree. And Aunt Martha – as she is respectfully known – made such an impression on Queen Victoria that she noted in her diary of 16 July 1892 that she had a ‘kind face’. But where is the Coffee Tree quilt today?

The many colours of Raqqa World service the documentary podcast audio 27 mins

The untold story of Abood Hamam, perhaps the only photojournalist to have worked under every major force in Syria’s war and lived to tell the tale. At the start of the uprising he was head of photography for the state news agency, SANA, taking official shots of President Assad and his wife Asma by day and secretly filming opposition attacks by night. Later he defected and returned to his home town, Raqqa, where various rebel groups were competing for control. Other journalists fled when the terrorists of so-called Islamic State (IS) took over, but Abood stayed and was asked by IS to film its victory parade.

He sent pictures of life under IS to agencies all over the world using a pseudonym. As the bombing campaign by the anti-IS coalition intensified, Abood moved away but returned later to record the heartbreaking destruction but also the slow return of life and colour to the streets. For months, he roamed through the ruins with his camera, seeing himself as ‘the guardian of the city.’ Raqqa’s future is still very uncertain but Abood now wants everyone to see his pictures, which he posts on Facebook and know his real name. He hopes the colours he’s showing will tempt the thousands of families who’ve fled Raqqa to return home and rebuild their lives and their city.