Crafters Resistance: Community Quilting Project Final Presentation & Meal

  • May 8, 2024 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk/Halifax

    2169 Gottingen Street
    Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B5
Ticket Price (CAD) Free This event is now over
Description

*Time Change!*

May 8th, 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Think of the Worst Theatre Presents:

Learn crafting history and the importance of quilting in community resistance. Help develop three quilts which all represent buildings in Halifax that could be housing. To be presented together at the end of the workshops over a great community meal.

Community Quilting Workshops

Work together to share stories and histories while learning how to quilt! All levels of quilting are welcome, materials will be provided! Come make a square, enjoy company, and learn crafting history.

Quilting will be taught by Think of the Worst members as well as other community members. The quilting squares will be assembled into three large quilts that resemble local buildings that should be affordable housing. The designs are based off of 2277 Maitland St (formerly St.Patrick’s-Alexandra school), 5381 Spring Garden Rd (formerly Halifax Memorial Library), and 2786 Agricola St (formerly The Bloomfield Centre). The quilts will be acts of protests and will be done through guided instruction as well as a place to host community conversation about craft and the labour movement.

These sessions are completely free of charge as we work on small pieces over a durational performance art piece to create something big together!

Presentation of Quilts and Community Meal:

To celebrate the completion of 3 quilted art pieces you're invited from 5:30pm-8:00pm Wednesday May 8 at EveryOne EveryDay

There will be a cooking session happening from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

Vegan Soup, Snacks, Dessert, and Bread will be provided. 

We look forward to seeing you there, celebrating a wonderful space in our community, and sharing a meal. Feel free to bring a dish to share if you are so inclined.

Date & Time

Wed., May 8, 2024 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Venue Details

Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk/Halifax

2169 Gottingen Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3B5 Every One Every Day Kjipuktuk/Halifax
Mayworks Kjipuktuk/Halifax

May 1st is marked throughout the world as International Workers’ Day, or May Day. A day when the workers of the world take to the streets (when not facing a pandemic) in every major city around the globe demanding justice, fairness and dignity for all. In North America, May Day has not been as prominent as it is in other parts of the world, but it is still celebrated in most major cities with a variety of political and community actions.  However, May Day isn’t simply a celebration of labour. It is a rallying call against our current economic system, a public declaration that “Capitalism Isn’t Working For Workers,” and an affirmation that a better world is possible.

One of the ways various labour councils and unions mark May Day is through the Mayworks Festival. Mayworks was originally conceived in 1986 by the Toronto and York District Labour Council and the idea has since spread to many cities across the country. The goal behind Mayworks is to bring workers and artists together and to use art to explore themes of justice, solidarity and liberation. Art has always been an important way of expressing political statements and Mayworks continues a long tradition of building bonds of solidarity between artists and labour organizations.

The first annual Mayworks Halifax festival took place in 2009 thanks to the organizing efforts of the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council. Our festival has since grown exponentially from year to year and has now become Nova Scotia’s largest social justice-themed cultural event. Annually, our festival attracts over a thousand diverse audience members who take interest in issues of social, economic and environmental justice.