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Radical Locks

This new stitch-based project celebrates the women of Tameside, past and present and is launched on IWD 8th March at Portland Basin Museum in Ashton under Lyne and is on display until end May 2019. The initiative, funded by Tameside Council acknowledges 100 years since British women first gained the right to vote. The exquisite, delicate handmade banner includes contributions from a number of local groups such as Khush Amdid, Stalybridge Quilters, The Dementia Support Group, the Antony Seddon mental health charity and the neo-natal knitters.

The tactile artwork captures within it locks of hair to commemorate the women of Tameside today and the text in the banner references a past local hero in the form of Hannah Mitchell, a working class suffragette.

 

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Published: 5th March 2019
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