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Take part in Save the Children’s race against hunger

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At our  Crafty Pint at the Railway Pub on 12th June, we are very proud to be hosting an evening with Save the Children and the Craftivist Collective’s I’m a Piece project.  This special evening will take place during the run up to the UK  hosting the 2013 G8 summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland on 17 – 18 June 2013.  World leaders could provide the necessary funding to transform the lives of millions of children affected by malnutrition.  Despite enormous progress in other areas – such as a halving in the number of child deaths over the last two decades – malnutrition still affects millions of children around the world.  Save the Children have been campaigning to raise awareness of the impact of child hunger.  Chronically malnourished children are on average nearly 20% less literate than those who have a nutritious diet.  Not having a nutritious diet can severely impair a child’s ability to read and write a simple sentence and answer basic maths questions correctly – regardless of the amount and quality of schooling they have received.  Save the Children Chief Executive Justin Forsyth explains: “… poor nutrition is capable of seriously damaging a child’s life chances before he or she even sets foot in a classroom.”

One campaign to raise awareness of child hunger has been I’m a Piece.  Over 700 people have hand stitched jigsaw pieces with messages to MPs asking them to work towards reducing world hunger. You can read more about I’m a Piece here and here.

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I’m a Piece is the result of an amazing collaboration between the Craftivist Collective, Save the Children and the craft community and is touring the UK to support Save the Children’s Race Against Hunger Campaign.  This is what they say about the project..

“Life is like a puzzle, it all seems a mess but when it gets finished it looks brilliant. This project aims to show that we are all connected and our actions make a difference. There is no one solution to the problem of injustice but we can all play a part in a movement for change. We are supporting Save the Children because, as well as being a conscious consumer, this is a vital time to effect long-term change through campaigning and meeting your MP. We can’t miss this opportunity.”

Save The Children/Craftivist Installation evening at The Peoples History Museum Manchester.

Join us on Wednesday 12th June to see this very beautiful and moving collection of hand stitched jigsaw pieces, hear more about the project and craft activism and stitch you own jigsaw piece to add to I’m a Piece.  If you would like to make a jigsaw piece to bring on the night, you can download a template here and follow the instructions here. Otherwise, come along in the evening and we will provide everything you need to make your own jigsaw piece and message.  There is no need to book, but if you would like me to reserve you a table, please email Gillian at Crafty Pint to reserve a table or seat.

I’m a Piece Workshop

Wednesday 12th June, from 7.30pm.

The Railway, 2 Greyhound Lane SW16 5SD, opposite Streatham Common Station.

May 31, 2013 at 08:29 Leave a comment

I’m a Piece – Craftivist Collective

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We are very excited that the ‘I’m a Piece’ installation will be coming to Crafty Pint in May and June.

This amazing collaboration between the Craftivist Collective, Save the Children and the craft community is touring the UK to support Save the Children’s Race Against Hunger Campaign. People from all around have contributed over 600 hand stitched jigsaw pieces (including our own Flaming Nora!).

Meet the Craftivists and discover craft-activism and how we can support I’m a Piece project.   Come and see the installation and stitch your own jigsaw piece.

Save The Children/Craftivist Installation evening at The Peoples History Museum Manchester. Save The Children/Craftivist Installation evening at The Peoples History Museum Manchester. IMG-20121017-00138 53341pre_d1d9e0f6e4d6faa 53329pre_6c722024f0978d9ccjigsaw013-189

You can read more about the unveiling of I’m a Piece here and here.

 You can see the installation and take part in a workshop at two FREE events either on Saturday 4th May in Tooting, or Wednesday 12th June in Streatham.

Saturday 4th May 12noon – 6pm

Tooting Tram & Social

46-48 Mitcham Road

Tooting

London SW17 9NA

Nearest Tube – Tooting Broadway on the Northern Line

The I’m a piece installation will be alongside our drop-in Tooting Souvenir printing workshop, part of Wandsworth Arts Festival and Fringe. And then the following month, at one of our regular Wednesday nights at The Railway.

Wednesday 12th June 7.30pm – 10pm

Railway Pub

2 Greyhound Lane

Streatham

London SW16 5SD

Opposite Streatham Common Station (regular trains from Balham, Croydon, Victoria & Clapham Junction).

This will be a FREE evening workshop, but we hope you can make donations to Save the Children.

April 30, 2013 at 15:50 Leave a comment


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