Woven in Kirklees – Appeal for Images for INTERWOVEN project

By Rebecca Corbett

Woven in Kirklees invites the general public to share images of their working life in local textile mills. This exciting opportunity is due to a new project that is being launched under the name INTERWOVEN. Expanding on the ‘Woven into Song’ project from the 2019 Woven Festival, INTERWOVEN will serve to share the tales of local migration and developing cultural communities over time.

This year’s Woven festival will take place from the 5th June to the 27th June and will include immersive spoken word recollections of life in the mills over sounds of the weaving sheds of Kirklees, as well as recordings by Huddersfield Boliyan Ensemble and Skelmanthorpe Brass Band. A visual montage will be created featuring images sent in by the public, this montage will accompany the work which can be viewed online as well as in a public location in Huddersfield Town Centre during the festival (COVID-19 restrictions permitting).

Huddersfield based artist and member of the project team, Mandeep Samara said “We are looking for photographs of life working in the mills of Kirklees and also those that reflect first generation South Asian community events / festivals / celebrations from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s to feature in the presentation of work. INTERWOVEN is an exciting piece of work which will enable us to create something totally unique but celebrates the sound of Kirklees both in its heritage and the present.”

Anyone who wishes to get involved with photographs they wish to share can contact Mandeep Samra by email mandysamra@hotmail.com. The deadline for submissions is Friday 16th April 2021.

Further information regarding Woven in Kirklees and the Interwoven project can be found on their website: https://woveninkirklees.co.uk/ 

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