Events & Exhibitions

Fashioning Stories

4 weeks / 1pm – 2:30pm / Free

Fashioning Stories is a collaborative art and storytelling project involving students from the London College of Fashion and members of the Newham community.  Together, we will honour and celebrate the cultural heritage of Newham by sharing personal narrative stories which will be shared on an online interactive map of the neighbourhood.  To add to the map, we are calling on your creativity to collectively make fashion items using objects in our homes through a series of four workshops. All ages and skill sets are welcome.  Let’s create together! 


Workshop 1 – Origami Heart Lockets

Saturday 25 April, 1pm – 2:30pm

In our first workshop, we will create origami heart lockets.  By writing or drawing on our paper before folding into hearts, these lockets can contain the simple joys we are experiencing during this time and worn as a necklace as a reminder.  Or we can write about what we find challenging during this time, lock it away by folding into a heart, and set it aside.  Together we can embrace our true feelings during this time through this moment of creation.

Ideal for:

All ages and skill sets

Participants will need:

A laptop/ smart phone/ tablet with video and audio


Ribbon, string, or a safety pin


You may want to use:

Watercolour pencils, colourful pens, or crayons for additional decoration


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