11-1 The Old Print Works organised by 0121 Collective CIC

This is an inter generational project that aims to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Windrush generation. To do this we are running free workshops where we will use cyanotypes photo process (blue prints) to share stories, learn and connect with each other. It’s free to join in.

Everyone is welcome and we especially would love to see people from the Windrush communities in Birmingham to come forward and share stories.


We have three Saturday sessions coming up June to August which wil take place on Balsall Heath Second Saturday sessions where The Old Print Works and other places nearby hold a monthly creative open day.

The workshop will last two hours and theme of this session is The Front Room – which explores the African-Carribean front room and how migrant families set up home in Britain. We will mainly look at how lace and dollies were a big part of these spaces. We will use lace and dollies to make cyanotypes and share stories.

Tianna who is leading the project will tell you about her Nan’s front room who moved to Birmingham in the 1960s from Jamaica. Tracey who is the lead artist on the project will help people to make cyanotypes using lace and dollies on fabric and paper.

Cyanotype is a 19th Century photo process which uses the sun or a UV lamp to make amazing blue images.

We invite people to add work through a cyanotype image to the collaborative tapestry (fabric) that we are making for the project.

It’s free come and all materials provided.

The project is funded by National Lottery Community Fund

Please book via eventbrite link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-front-room-cyanotype-windrush-75-tapestry-workshop-tickets-607324192007?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb

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