Become a Gentle Craftivist with Sarah P Corbett

Saturday 13 July
National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall
10.00 - 13.00
£ 45.00 - £35.00 conc

Join author, award-winning activist and founder of the global Craftivist Collective Sarah P Corbett and learn the theory and practice of positive changemaking.

Craftivism is a form of gentle activism; the act of using craft projects as a form of protest or to advance social causes. Whether you are a skilled crafter or a burnt-out activist, an introvert, highly sensitive person, struggling with anxiety or simply want to learn a new skill; Sarah will lead you through her methodology and guide you through tasks to help unleash your inner craftivist.

This creative session is a unique opportunity to try your hand at a variety of craftivism activities, with expert guidance and insight from Sarah on how craftivism can be used for positive social change, and examples of how her gentle protest craftivism projects have helped changed policies and laws in a kind, slow and quite way. By the end of the session, you will have a deeper understanding of the theory and practice of gentle craftivism, and skills in creating craftivism projects that are calm, but powerful.

The event will feature a Q&A with Sarah, two guided craft activities (all materials provided) and there will be a break part way through the session for hot drinks, cakes, and a book signing.

No craft skills needed, just an open heart and an open mind!


The Craftivists Collective Handbook (May 2024)

These 20 projects and tools use the slow, soothing and thoughtful process of craft to help channel feelings of sadness, anger or powerlessness into proactive, encouraging effective actions to help make hope possible.

The new book will be available for sale on the day.


Part of NCW Academy

Sarah P Corbett


Sarah P Corbett was born 1983 into an activist family in Everton, Liverpool (her mothers parents ashes are actually in Norwich Cathedral! You can ask her all about that story!). A professional campaigner most recently with Oxfam GB, she works with charities, museums, galleries and unusual allies to reach new and nervous audiences to activism. Set up the Craftivist Collective in 2009, Sarah was included in the Crafts Council 2018 ‘Power List’. She helped create the Girlguiding Craftivism badge (2018), has exhibited in Stockholm (2015), Helsinki Design Week (2016) and her speech ‘Activism Needs Activists’ was chosen as a TED Talk of the Day.

NCW Academy Bursary Programme

There are two bursary spaces available for this workshop.

You are eligible to apply for an NCW bursary if:

  • You are a full-time student or pensioner
  • You are in receipt of Jobseekers’ Allowance, Disability Benefits, Income Support, Universal Credit or Working Tax Credits
  • You have an income of less than £18,000 per year
  • If none of these apply but you feel you are still eligible, you may be asked to submit a signed declaration outlining your circumstances.

To apply for the bursary placement, email [email protected] with the name of the course/workshop you would like to attend. Please also attach one of the following proofs of low income listed here.

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