Ashford Storytelling Workshop, Made in Ashford 19th June, 11am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4pm
Meet at the Craftship (opposite Made in Ashford) at either 11am or 2.30pm.
Take a walk around the town centre with local artists to share your special stories of Ashford, whilst taking photos of the places that you know and love. Your photos will be printed onto fabric and sewn together to form a community-created art installation - the Ashford Tapestry.
Book your place now places are limited.
The Fabric of Ashford; The Place That Makes Us
Ashford’s high street is the place to be this summer as we host a series of family-friendly events and workshops as part of The Fabric of Ashford; The Place That Makes Us.
Loveashford is delighted to be working in partnership with event company Emergency Exit Arts, who are fresh from their stunning large-scale parade for the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant, to bring back The Fabric of Ashford which debuted in 2021.
This year features a fabulous line-up of events that will run throughout July and August. There will be something for the whole family to enjoy; including pop-up workshops, live music, storytelling workshops, street entertainment and art installations.
Our Storytelling Workshops will provide an opportunity to join local artists on a town centre walk and share your stories of Ashford, whilst taking photos of the places that you know and love. It could be a place you are drawn to, a place with a happy memory, or even a hidden nook some people might not know about. The photos will be printed onto fabric and sewn together to form the Ashford Tapestry.
The finale event will proudly showcase the borough’s community spirit in the form of the Ashford Tapestry; a community-created art project comprising colourful fabric artwork, all sewn together to form one show-stopping art installation.
Ashford Borough Council’s Portfolio holder for Regeneration and Corporate Property Cllr Nathan Iliffe, said: “I am very pleased to see this brilliant event back in Ashford over the summer. It is a great way for the community to come together and share their stories and celebrate the history of Ashford. I hope that everyone gets involved in creating this year’s tapestry and I cannot wait to see the end product on 20 August.”