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Penelope (th)Reads is a one day sewing, discussion and craft activivist outreach event, organised by Alex Wardrop (Bristol PhD student), which will take place in Easton Community Centre on Friday 13th July. The group will be starting by reading a selection of extracts from Homer, Plato and Ovid, and sewing their responses to them in an informal, friendly environment (there are only 15 places on the workshop) – but with the guidance of Rosa Martyn  from the Royal College of Needlework. No sewing skills required, no prior knowledge of the ancient texts, just enthusiasm, an open mind and some old stories!

Westside Gallery in Old Market, Bristol, will be hosting an exhibition of the work created, from 18th  – 23rd July. We’re very excited about the
possibilities, conversations, new readings and ideas that we hope will come out of this day and we have had considerable interest in participating
already from a members of the local community.

We’re hosting an opening night fundraiser at Westside Gallery on Wednesday 18th July, from 7pm in aid of Daughters of Eve, which
works with women and girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation, and Bristol Rape Crisis.

For more information about the workshop and the exhibition, contact Alex Wardrop on alexwardrop@gmail.com.

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