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    Textile artists chance to exhibit works at new festival exhibition

    Press release - 17 Jun 2019

    The Forum and Norfolk Makers’ Festival are offering artists and makers the chance to exhibit their work at the 2020 festival in a new exhibition.

    The two week event held each February at The Forum, Norwich attracts tens of thousands of visitors, and the new exhibition forms a major part of the 2020 programme.

    Both professional and amateur textile artists and makers, who live in Norfolk, Suffolk or Cambridgeshire, are invited to submit work inspired by the theme of ‘Picking up the Threads’.

    Festival organiser, Jayne Evans, said:

    “Norfolk Makers Festival is all about celebrating creativity and inspiring people to have a go and get involved with all things crafting. I’m excited to see what our region’s crafters can create, in what will be a unique and inspiring exhibition.”

    All genres are accepted, including weaving, spinning, knitting, crochet, quilting, embroidery, lacemaking and patchwork and work can also be 3D.

    The entries will be judged by a panel of professional textile artists and the winners will be displayed in The Forum’s Gallery throughout the 2020 Festival, running Saturday 8 to Sunday 23 February.

    Next February’s Festival will be the fifth and details about the 2020 exhibitions, activities, demonstrations and workshops will be available on the festival website in the autumn.

    To find out more and apply to have work exhibited visit: norfolkmakersfestival.co.uk/call-to-artists

    The closing date for entries is Monday 4 November 2019.

    For more information contact: Richard Smith, Marketing and Communications Manager richard.smith@theforumnorwich.co.uk 01603 727 950

    Notes to editors

    Listings information:

    Norfolk Makers’ Festival
    The Forum, Norwich | Sat 8 Feb – Sun 23 Feb 2019 | Free
    Open daily 10am-4pm

    Festival website: norfolkmakersfestival.co.uk/

    About The Forum:

    • The Forum, in the centre of Norwich, is one of the UK’s most successful Millennium projects.
    • It’s a public building, open seven days a week, all year round (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
    • Everyone is welcome. Most of the public events, exhibitions and activities which take place at The Forum are free.
    • The Forum Trust is the independent, self-financing, charitable organisation which manages The Forum building.
    • It is responsible for The Forum’s continued development, growth and innovation.
    • The Trust works with many partners to ensure The Forum plays a valuable role in the community.
    • Click here for details about the charitable ‘project purpose’ which under-pins The Forum