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Lived Lost Lives – Creative Mends

The highly regarded Italian art group Love Difference (www.lovedifference.org) are giving a series of free Creative Mends workshops at the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th November as part of the Lived Lost Lives exhibition. The group led by Emanuela Baldi and Filippo Fabbrica has worked internationally since 2004 developing wellbeing through artistic workshops.

Creative Mends is a creative experience through which you can have a piece of clothing of yours transformed and mended. Artists and menders create special restorations starting from the story of your relationship with a piece from your wardrobe or that of a lost loved one. A missing button, a ruined hem, an insoluble stain, a hole, a rip – these can all become distinctive traits to make your garment special and receive care.

How to take part:

Bring a piece of clothing that you want to have mended. Over a cup of tea you will share the story of your garment and your loss. Enjoy the time needed to mend your cloth by talking with the mender. Receive back your clothing transformed into a unique piece.

Through this practice, the project aims at exploring issues of care, the value of relationships and the attention to others generated by the creative action. Photographic documentation of the mended clothing will be exhibited at the end of the project. The duration of the mend does not have a specific time limit, it can last from one hour to three. The project will take place on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th November at 11.00 a.m. and 2pm. Participation is free but it is necessary to book a date and time slot. For more info and/or to register please contact Seamus McGuinness on mcguinnessseamus@gmail.com or 086 3507221

The Lived Lost Lives: Youth Suicide in Ireland exhibition at the Regional Cultural Centre (www.regionalculturalcentre.com) continues until Saturday November 30th. It is open Wednesday to Saturday 11am to 5pm and artist Dr. Seamus McGuinness will in attendance at all times during the exhibition run.

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