In this workshop with Ruth Hazel, you will be looking at how to make patches using a variety of materials whilst discussing the history of class and LGBTQIA* culture. Patches are to wear our identity literally on our sleeves (hats, backs etc) whether this is in blazing pride or subtle references for those in the know. We’ll do a short writing exercise, then move on to playing with pens, spray paints, and embroidery.
Ruth Hazel aka Fanny von Beaverhausen is a working-class queer artist from Pitsea. Fanny uses memory and the recall of a moment in time to tell a story and create connection with the listener. Using settings seemingly insignificant, the ignored spaces of domesticity and servitude.
As part of Southend’s Twilight Worlds, there is a Creative Club for 16- to 25-year-olds consisting of five free public events. Each workshop is designed to encourage you to creatively expand your knowledge on local queer histories, encourage self-expression and show the kinds of careers you may want to explore within the arts. To ensure these series of events are accessible to all, we have a budget to pay for travel expenses per person for each event.