February is LGBT+ History month and we want to take this opportunity to celebrate our supportive and diverse community. Throughout the month you are invited to recycle, upcycle, create, for a collective fabric artwork. No experience required!

Key dates:

  • 1 – 14 February: collection of donated fabric
  • 14 February: assembly of ‘take-away’ patch making kits
  • 20 February: ‘Pride Patches’ collective wellbeing art activity* from 6:30-8pm in the Buttery – refreshments provided or get your own at the bar.

*If you can’t come along on the day, you can pick up a ‘take-away’ patch making kit from the Porter’s Lodge or Library from the evening of February 14th. Drop off your creations in the same place!

All members of the Churchill College community welcome JCR/MCR/SCR/Staff

Ways you can take part:

  • Make a ‘patch’ (10” square fabric collage using supplied materials) at the event on the 20 February or pick-up a take-away patch-making kit from the Library or Porter’s Lodge from the 14 Feb (eve)
  • Donate fabric to the project – you can drop off donations at the Porter’s Lodge from the 1 – 14 Feb
  • Help coordinate and / or put together ‘takeaway packs’ or help construct the final artwork 
  • Design, artwork, craft, photography… 
  • Suggest a contactable public figure we could invite to take part!

Contact rachel.thorley@chu.cam.ac.uk for more information or to offer help.

No sign-up required to attend the wellbeing art activity on the 20 Feb

How to guide!

Check out this ‘how to video’ to help make your patch. We’re using glue sticks to stick the fabric but if you’d prefer to use a needle and thread you can do this too! All the patches will be properly secured using a sewing machine in the process of making the final artwork.

Here’s what will happen to your patch after you’ve made it, to make it secure for the artwork!