HerStory: Ev’ry Stitch in the Quilt

HerStory: The Catchpole Chronicles is a new operatic work co-created with performers living with Parkinson’s.  The work celebrates the extraordinary life of Margaret Catchpole.

​In the opera one of the characters sings about the passing of the seasons as she weaves fabric squares together into a quilt. Working from the theme of seasons, project participants completed a range of online workshops and remote art challenges featuring dance, singing, creative writing, visual arts and textiles workshops. 

The resulting artworks have been woven into a ‘digital quilt‘ below, celebrating the diverse creative talents of the Parkinson’s community. Click on a square of the quilt to explore…

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This project was supported by: