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Craftivism: Making a Difference

Comedian Jenny Eclair meets crafters using their skills to make the world a better place, one stitch at a time.

Can you use craft to help make the world a better place, one stitch at a time? Writer, comedian and art lover Jenny Eclair meets people doing extraordinary things with knitting, cross-stitch, banners and felt to change hearts and minds.

Hearing stories from craftivists around the UK and beyond, Jenny visits Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire to see how miniature knickers are discreetly placed around the town to encourage screening for cervical cancer, and learns how felt 'graffiti' has a wellbeing message for visitors to a London park.

From banners at Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium to a huge memorial quilt remembering those who lost their lives to Aids, the initiatives all have one thing in common: a painstaking, thoughtful and beautiful way to get heard.

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1 hour

Last on

Wed 3 Feb 2021 23:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:40

    Sylvester

    You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

  • 00:47

    Gerry and the Pacemakers

    You'll Never Walk Alone

  • 00:50

    David Bowie

    Ziggy Stardust

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jenny Eclair
Archive Source Valerie Evans
Sound Recordist Paul Parsons
Sound Recordist Pleasant Sound
Camera Operator Michelle Tofi
Director of photography John-Martin White
Editor Colin Minchin
Assistant Producer Isabella Silver
Producer Alison Grist
Executive Producer Edward Morgan

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