Cannach MacBride, Queer Care Camp – Studio Voltaire

In this workshop, we’ll work with sewing and glue patching to transform clothes or other domestic textiles into tributes to queer memories past and future. The objects we make can be gifts for ourselves, or for chosen loved ones.

No sewing experience necessary!

Please bring a garment or textile item you would like to customise during the workshop. 


Booking information:

This workshop is suitable for queer young people aged 13-25. We are running two sessions in partnership with Queer Youth Art Collective and Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust, from 2-4pm and 4-6-pm.

Free; booking essential.
No sewing experience necessary!

We encourage you to wear a face mask for the safety of our visitors and staff unless you are exempt. Please note, this event is subject to change owing to any updated government Covid-19 guidelines. 

If you are aged 18–25, please email Queer Youth Art Collective: to take part. This session runs from 2-4pm. 

If you are aged 13–19, please email Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust: to take part. This workshop runs from 4-6pm.

Tactile Tributes to Queer Memories Past and Future is part of Queer Care Camp, a space for LGBTQ+ creatives and their allies to make, think and rest. This is a space to come together, to share resources and to reimagine LGBTQ+ communities that survive and thrive. 

Queer Care Camp is a project conceived by Conal McStravick which forms part of Desperate Living an ongoing programme that brings artists, public organisations and informal groups together to test out new and experimental forms of collaborative programming, knowledge sharing and production, explored through the lens of LGBTQIA+ healthcare.

About Cannach MacBride

Cannach MacBride is an artist and editor. They work with performance, installation, writing, video, and event making, with and without institutions. Much of their practice focuses on relational entanglements, listening across and being attentive to difference, and working creatively towards an ethics of inseparability and interdependency. Collaboration and supportive practices are important to them; some of these look like art, some don’t. During times when they didn’t identify as an artist — and during times when they did — they worked in the care industry. They are currently doing PhD research into listening as pluralistic creative practice.

Image credit

Photos courtesy Cannach MacBride


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About Queer Youth Art Collective

Queer Youth Art Collective (QYAC) is an online youth group for queer people aged 18–26, who share a common interest in the arts.    

Queer Youth Art Collective (QYAC) has run workshops at London’s The Outside Project for LGBTQ young people 18-26 since August 2019. The project delivers newly commissioned workshops by LGBTQ artists and youth forums for attendees to discuss their practice and socialise. These alternate weekly on Sundays.

Their primary aims are to challenge isolation, provide free and engaging arts workshops and build skills and infrastructure for a resilient, peer-led LGBTQ arts and education culture in London and throughout the UK.

About Mosaic LGBT+ Young Persons’ Trust

Mosaic supports, educates and inspires young LGBT+ persons and those around them.

They do this by providing accessible activities, programmes and services that aim to empower community members, provide essential resources, advocate for young LGBT+ rights, and embrace, promote and endorse the diversity of young persons.

They are committed to building a strong and cohesive LGBT+ community that is safe, free from prejudice, and thriving. A community where every LGBT+ young person feels empowered, inspired and proud of who they are.

Covid Safety

Studio Voltaire encourages you to wear a face mask for the safety of our visitors and staff unless you are exempt. Please note, this event is subject to change owing to any updated government Covd-19 guidelines.