The Tapestry project is about ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. It's about those who have stood up for race equality and marched for equal pay. It highlights campaigners who fought for gay Pride and for disabled rights. In the workplace or on the streets; in the town hall or in Parliament, Tapestry collects and preserves the stories of people who have fought, campaigned, and lobbied for change.
As part of the project we have created an exhibition drawing on interviews, photographs, newspaper articles, posters, and more. The exhibition is packed with information about the hidden history of struggle in marginalised communities. You can see more about how we developed the exhibition on our Facebook page here. It is now touring across Birmingham; most recently we’ve been at Birmingham Central Library and Bournville College.
Tapestry: the Human Rights Track is a community project run by brap and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. Its main aim is to collate, preserve and celebrate stories of activism in marginalised communities.