Next Saturday afternoon, 2-5pm, activist artists from Brighton are re-making Picasso's screaming anti-war masterpiece, Guernica, by sewing the harrowing human shapes into a huge banner. Anyone can join in with a bit of stitching, even if they have no sewing skills, or can just turn up to chat and watch.
Previous to the Picasso sewing super session, there's a walk led by Suzanne Hindle of Manchester Guided Tours up the Crescent to the Working Class Movement Library, where she'll be `weaving tales of local creativity and activism along the way', following `a bespoke yarn trail knitted especially for the day by the King's Arms Knitters'. Meet outside the People's History Museum at 12.30pm.
Darn that Picasso
Saturday 12th October 2-5pm free
Working Class Movement Library, The Crescent.
For further details see http://www.wcml.org.uk/events/darn-that-picasso--conversations-and-craftivism/
Both events are free and part of Manchester Weekender
Photo by Emilia Poisson