INTERWOVEN – we need your textile industry images

Woven into Song choir and Boliyan singers

We’re appealing to the general public to share images of their working life in local textile mills for an exciting new project called INTERWOVEN.

Building on the Woven into Song project from the 2019 festival, INTERWOVEN will share the stories of local migration and evolving cultural communities over-time, through work, place and music.

The project team, comprised of Huddersfield based artists Hardeep Sahota and Mandeep Samra with musician Boff Whalley, will create something unique for the festival. This year’s piece will include fascinating spoken recollections of life in the mills overlaid with the sounds of the weaving sheds of Kirklees as well as recordings by Huddersfield Boliyan Ensemble and Skelmanthorpe Brass Band.

The images are needed to feature in a visual montage to accompany the work which will be able to be viewed online as well as in a public location during the festival (COVID-19 restrictions permitting) in Huddersfield town centre.

“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.” Mandeep Samra

Anyone with any photographs to contribute should email Mandeep Samra
Deadline for submissions is Friday 16th April 2021

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