Friday, 11 March 2011
As a bit of respite from pop-up shop preparation I watched BBC2's Hidden Treasures of Indian Art this evening and was left bowled over, moved and a little unsettled by Griff Rhys Jones's investigation into women devoting decades of their lives to embroidering textiles for their wedding dowry. Tribal communities are gradually beginning to eradicate this tradition in order to allow young women to get an education...and in doing so, these craft traditions are beginning to die out.
Last minute weekend pre-Liminal Space activities to include organising a wee launch event on Saturday 19th March, after our print workshop...there should be acoustic folk music from Jack Hancock as well as a round-singing session with some fine ladies from the Cecil Sharp house. And there's the small matter of contacting Hampstead Heath's superintendant to enquire about the use of nakid flame and fire-staff dancing on the Heath at night time. But I'd better not spoil the surprise for you...