Celebrating our Digital Quilt

“You have really shown how the power of creativity can help people.”

Last Friday evening we held a very special online event to celebrate the conclusion of our latest project HerStory: Ev’ry Stitch in the Quilt. Participants and supporters of the project put on their party clothes and raised a glass together as we put the finishing touches to our ‘digital quilt‘; an online exhibition of artworks inspired by themes from our opera HerStory.

Over 22 people living with Parkinson’s contributed to the project since its inception on 12th February 2021, through participation in Zoom workshops and/or completing art challenges via post or email.

In Friday’s event, held on Zoom, we shared some of the artworks on the quilt which range from photography and drawing to poetry, creative writing and audio soundscapes. We also premiered a short film in which participants tell in their own words what being part of the project has meant to them.