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Talk Online | Stitching remembrance: the War Widows’ Quilt

Online | Stitching remembrance: the War Widows’ Quilt


The War Widows’ Quilt is a beautiful and moving piece of collaborative art that relays the realities of war widowhood in Britain, past and present. Made from second-hand armed forces shirts by over a hundred war widows and their families, its squares tell stories of love, loss and grief that connect women across generations, from the Second World War to the Falklands, Iraq, and peacetime.

In this event, we explore the power of creativity at the centre of the War Widows’ Stories project, asking how the meditative process of stitching and sewing can offer an outlet for the memories of those we have loved. Sign up to watch the event live and have the opportunity to submit your question during the audience Q&A. Join the conversation online too, using the hashtag #ForCuriousMinds.


Lois Blackburn, artist, arthur+martha

Dr Nadine Muller, ‎Senior Lecturer in English Literature & Cultural History, Liverpool John Moores University

Chair: Sue Prichard, Senior Curator: Arts, Royal Museums Greenwich

Nadine Muller is a recipient of the British Academy Rising Star Engagement Award 2018.

Free, booking required

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Event details

Tue 15 Jun 2021, 1:00pm

Live subtitles (remote) by Stagetext

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Venue details

British Academy
10-11 Carlton House Terrace
St James's

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