Come to hear Rose Sinclair (from Goldsmiths University) speak about black textile designers. Rose specialises in the histories of Black Caribbean women and their textiles craft practices.

She has written about Dorcas Clubs and in 2022 she co-curated the first retrospective exhibition about the work of the Trinidadian born textile designer Althea McNish, (Althea McNish: Colour is Mine) who would go on to be the first designer from the Caribbean to gain international recognition for her design work. The work was first shown at the William Morris Gallery in April 2022 then went on to tour at The Whitworth in Manchester (Oct 2022-April 2023).

Rose has also created participatory art projects exploring the Windrush landing cards. The first iteration of this was showcased in Birmingham in a co-curated exhibition with Birmingham based Craftspace, the exhibition “Dorcas Stories: Narratives from the Front room, Textiles and then” (Sept–Oct 2023) which worked with community groups and designers to tell interconnected stories of cloth and textiles from the Caribbean and UK.

Everyone welcome.

Tea and coffee will be provided.