WHIT WEEKEND AT THE WEAVERS FACTORY

If you’re visiting Saddleworth for the Whit Weekend Brass Band Concerts 2019 come along to the Weavers Factory in Uppermill for a fantastic programme of Brass Band sound, art, photography, installation and making

Sounds from a Century Ago - Unlocking Our Sound Heritage’ in conjunction with Manchester Central Library will be previewing Alec Greenhalgh’s ‘Oral History of Whit Friday’ at the Weavers Factory this weekend. Listen to voices from history discussing Whit Week in Saddleworth and what it meant to them. From Amy Lawton’s preparations for the big day to Paula Duddle’s home-made dresses, do you recognise any of these voices?

The Dobcross Quilt - Some of Saddleworth’s finest makers, sewers, craftspeople and designers have been making for our Dobcross Quilt legacy project. Turn up on Saturday morning and watch the squares being sewn into a quilt and displayed in the gallery.

We Play in Time - Artist Simon Buckley spent a year following Dobcross Silver Band, documenting their work in the community and their entry in brass band competitions. He asks what does it mean to be a player in a modern brass band, and what place do people have in a band’s legacy?

Ditch the umbrella - Love Whit Friday but hate the rain? The top floor of the Weavers Factory will transformed into Church Fields in Dobcross at night, where you can sit back and listen to the sounds of Whit Friday and watch films of brass bands marching over the last 100-years.

Hubb Leather - Ian Russell previews his latest collection of artisan leather goods for Whit Weekend. He’ll be bringing his antique sewing machine along so you can see how he distills Americana design with traditional European saddlery techniques.

The Weavers Factory, 13 New Street, Uppermill, OL3 6AU
10am to 4pm, Thursday to Sunday

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SOUNDS FROM A CENTURY AGO

Unlocking Our Sound Heritage’ in conjunction with Manchester Central Library will be previewing Alec Greenhalgh’s ‘Oral History of Whit Friday’ - listen to voices from history discussing Whit Week in Saddleworth and what it meant to them...

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THE DOBCROSS QUILT

Some of Saddleworth’s finest makers, sewers, craftspeople and designers have been making for our Dobcross Quilt legacy project. Turn up on Saturday morning and watch the squares being sewn into a quilt and displayed in the gallery...

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HUBB LEATHER POP-UP SHOP

Ian Russell from Hubb Leather previews his latest collection of artisan leather goods for Whit Weekend. He’ll be bringing his antique sewing machine along so you can see how he distills Americana design with traditional European saddlery techniques…