A new project relating to the history of Govan gets its official launch on Saturday 2nd February at Govan Old Parish Church. Weaving Truth With Trust is a collaboration between community groups, artists and archaeologists to create a textile screen depicting key aspects from Govan’s rich history. The project will also celebrate the town’s longstanding links with textile manufacture, a connection reaching back to the handloom weavers who lived and worked in Govan when it was still a rural village. ‘Weaving Truth With Trust’ was the motto of the Govan Weavers Society in times past.
When finished, the textile screen will hang inside Govan Old near the sculptured monuments of the kingdom of Strathclyde. Artistry from different eras, expressed through the different media of cloth and sandstone, will thus be brought together to commemorate more than 1000 years of local creativity.
The launch event on 2nd February will include short talks, an exclusive film screening, song, poetry and visual arts. See the flyer below for more information (click on the image to enlarge).
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