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Come and share your history of Tewkesbury

Stitch story is an ambitious new project to bring together 15,000 Tewkesbury residents in one wonderful new community embroidery.

You are invited to take part and add your handiwork and history to this impressive fabric piece, over 8 metres in length alongside some of the more well-known events in thread.

Tewkesbury local and talented textiles artist Jo Teague is leading all the workshops and is looking forward to bringing local stories to life.

She said: "There is so much more to Tewkesbury than the historical headlines. The workshops and drop-in session will give people the opportunity to share their Tewkesbury and leave stitches and stories for generations to come!"

The newly appointed Community Engagement Producer, Megan Dunford, is working with all the partners in the Tewkesbury Culture Network to bring people together through this Heritage Lottery Funded Project:

She said: "What's great is it's for absolutely everyone. You don't have to have ever picked up a needle to get involved. The embroidery is a huge part of it, but so are the stories.

"The workshops and drop-in sessions will all be free, and we aim to pop up with our needles and thread in all sorts of places in Tewkesbury and surrounding villages!"

The next Stitch story event takes place at Tewkesbury's Watson Hall on Sunday, March 20, from 10am to 4pm when people are encouraged to come and share their history of Tewkesbury.

The finished embroidery is going to be shown in all its glory for everyone to see in Summer 2022!

For more info and dates go to https://www.rosestheatre.org/take-part/stitch-story#.YffcoOrP2Uk 

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