Ellie Burkett

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Individual

Ellie Burkett is a visual artist working from Old Manor Park Library. Initially trained in Fine Art Textiles at Goldsmiths College, University of London, Ellie’s work uses layering, patching and stitching to symbolise memory and meaning, and research to uncover connections linking the past to the present.

Following research on an inscription in All Saints Church, Forest Gate, Ellie uncovered stories of Newham and South Asian sailors working on steam powered liners in the 1900s.

Supported by fellow textile enthusiast, Shofa Miah, who has acted as a consultant along with a group of other Bangladeshi women, embroideries which have made the journey from Bangladesh to Newham will be introduced and techniques learned through a series of practical workshops.
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Ellie Burkett's Events
Saturday 15 May 3 - 5pm

Designs That Travel - a chance for adults to learn embroidery skills shaped by the hand-stitched textiles of Bangladesh FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
  • Adults
Open Captioning Event
Sunday 16 May 2 - 4pm

Designs That Travel - a chance for adults to learn embroidery skills shaped by the hand-stitched textiles of Bangladesh FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
  • Adults
Open Captioning Event
Sunday 23 May 3 - 5pm

Learn embroidery skills shaped by the hand-stitched textiles of Bangladesh. The workshop will take place in person at West Ham Park's Bandstand. FULL DETAILS +

  • Free
  • Adults

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Newham Heritage Month is an online heritage festival running throughout May, with new heritage records being added daily and a range of workshops any other free virtual events to take part in.

1 - 31 May 2021