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The Fabric of Ashford is back - bringing art, music and family fun to the Town Centre

Published: 22/06/2022
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Ashford’s high street is the place to be this summer as we host a series of family-friendly events and workshops as part of The Fabric of Ashford; The Place That Makes Us.

Loveashford is delighted to be working in partnership with event company Emergency Exit Arts, who are fresh from their stunning large-scale parade for the Queen’s Jubilee Pageant, to bring back The Fabric of Ashford which debuted in 2021.

This year features a fabulous line-up of events that will run throughout July and August. There will be something for the whole family to enjoy; including pop-up workshops, live music, storytelling workshops, street entertainment and art installations.  

Our Storytelling Workshops will provide an opportunity to join local artists on a town centre walk and share your stories of Ashford, whilst taking photos of the places that you know and love. It could be a place you are drawn to, a place with a happy memory, or even a hidden nook some people might not know about. The photos will be printed onto fabric and sewn together to form the Ashford Tapestry.

The finale event will proudly showcase the borough’s community spirit in the form of the Ashford Tapestry; a community-created art project comprising colourful fabric artwork, all sewn together to form one show-stopping art installation.  

Key dates:

Ashford Storytelling Workshop, Made in Ashford 19 June, 11am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4pm
Take a walk around the town centre with local artists to share your special stories of Ashford, whilst taking photos of the places that you know and love. Your photos will be printed onto fabric and sewn together to form a community-created art installation - the Ashford Tapestry.

Book here

Launch Event, Bandstand 2 July, 11am – 4pm
Music by Revelation Ashford, bunting installation, free public workshops, Made in Ashford Maker’s Market (Park Mall)

Ashford Storytelling Workshop, Made in Ashford 9 July, 11am – 12.30pm and 2.30pm – 4pm
Take a walk around the town centre with local artists to share your special stories of Ashford, whilst taking photos of the places that you know and love. Your photos will be printed onto fabric and sewn together to form a community-created art installation - the Ashford Tapestry.

Book here

Singleton Environment Centre 16 July, 12pm – 4pm
Music by Revelation Ashford, free public workshops, Butterfly Counting, Pond Dipping

Mr Harpers Birthday, Victoria Park 23 July, 12pm – 4pm
Music by Revelation Ashford, free public workshops

Finale Event, Bandstand 20 August, 11am – 5pm
Market Stalls, free creative workshops, Flora the Giant, Unveiling of the Ashford Tapestry, performance of Ashford’s very own unique story.

Fore more information, please visit Loveashford.com