Common Threads

Open call – Community Art Project

Join us to stitch a bird to form a collective flock to celebrate diversity and community cohesion as part of this year’s Unity Festival coinciding with National Refugee Week. We want as many people to get involved as possible, whether you are a school, community group, craft group or individual. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary.

What to do
Stitch a bird on a piece of Cotton or linen 12cm by 12cm. Submit it along with your name, group (if part of one) and a message of what your community means to you.

Finished birds should be submitted by post or to the box office by the 1st June to Amy Williams, Brewery art Centre, 122a Highgate, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 4HE.
See the work on display on 22nd June for Kendal’s Unity festival. #commonthreadsart

Finished work will be displayed in the birdcage in the centre of Kendal on the 22nd June, 10-am -4 pm for the Unity festival. 

For more information contact Amy Williams – Community Visual Arts Development Officer

• This project was inspired by Alice Kettle Project ‘Stitch a Tree’ to show support for refugees. Please see website for more info –

Unity Festival


The Brewery Arts Centre
122a Highgate


Box Office 01539 725133 Admin 01539 722833

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