Family-friendly workshop exploring east London's textile heritage through fabric and film as part of Valence House's family carnival.

This workshop takes inspiration from the invention of purple and explores colour and the heritage of fabric dying in the local textile industry. We will use outside space as a messy, colourful area to make films and animations before moving inside to create darkness and project the films.

Films will be created from mixing liquid colours in buckets and underwater film. We will also set up a washing line installation with coloured fabrics for families to move around and photograph using stop motion animation. The concept for the screening room, is to ‘digitally dye’ – using the coloured projection beam to colour swarths of white fabric.

Please note that part of this workshop will take place outside, so bring some suncream or a hat if the weather looks sunny. The workshop will be run by Betsy and Lydia, trained education artist who form the film-duo Kaleidoworks.

Free. Part of Valence House Carnival.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Event details

Friday 24 August, 1-3pm (part of Valence Carnival that runs Fri 24 – Sat 25 August 11am-5pm)

Address: Valance House Museum, Becontree Avenue, Dagenham, RM8 3HT

Travel: Free parking is available in Valence Park (via Becontree Avenue) and also on Becontree Avenue.

Bus: 62, 128, 150 and 5

Train: Chadwell Heath Station / Becontree Station

Contact: 020 8227 2034 / valencehousemuseum@lbbd.gov.uk