Super Slow Way has offered Artist Zaneb Khatun, from Community Arts By ZK, to take part in a residency programme to work with a community group called Banner Group who are part of Christ Church in Lancashire.  The group use traditional sewing and embroidery crafts techniques and have a lot of projects that they are currently working on, but are keen to try out new ways of working as part of a separate project which could add value to their current practice.

Artist Zaneb Khatun will deliver a series of workshops to the group, using the cultural landscape of Pendle as a theme for the project.  The project will have a 'hands on' approach and there will be a strong emphasis on combining traditional arts and crafts techniques with contemporary practice.

Zaneb and the Banner Group will work together to produce something, possibly a banner, which will be “toured” across the local area, bringing people together as custodians for the piece, a possible legacy being that the piece could be added to or expanded on in consequent years.

Zaneb and the banner group will work collaboratively with a strong emphasis on community cohesion to provide a blended learning experience for all.  This will take the form of a mixture of:

  • “skill sharing” sessions between Zaneb and the Banner Group

  • sessions where members from neighbouring community groups are invited in to share knowledge and experiences

  • open public events to showcase ongoing work and to allow shared experiences between communities, including coffee mornings, food sharing, culture and story sharing.