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What's On > Souvenirs from Home

Connors Cafe Bar

Start date: Tuesday 24th January, 2017
Finish date: Friday 3rd February, 2017
Days of week: Monday (08:00 - 17:00),
Tuesday (08:00 - 17:00),
Wednesday (08:00 - 17:00),
Thursday (08:00 - 17:00),
Friday (08:00 - 23:00),
Saturday (10:00 - 14:00),
Cost: Free entry
Booking information: No need to book.

Devon Guild of Craftsmen presents

Football and craft celebrate cultural heritage.

An unlikely combination of football and craft have provided the inspiration for Souvenirs from Home exhibition; Gilded football boots and decorated silk team shirts are amongst the craft created by football supporters working with artists across the country.

Stoke City Football Club takes its nickname from a close association with the ceramics industry. Supporters of The Potters, along with clubs including The Blades in Sheffield and The Hatters in Luton, worked with artists and makers to explore how crafts can be used to create a sense of identity and place.

Souvenirs from Home is the culmination of Home Ground, a three-year project which celebrates the cultural heritage of football clubs with nicknames inspired by the local craft industries that have shaped their communities (e.g. 'The Hatters' in Luton refers to the Hat industry in which Luton and Connors Cafe was home to in its hey day.) Home Ground is a collaboration between the Devon Guild of Craftsmen and six English league football clubs across the country. During the project, supporters and community groups of all ages took part in workshops to create craft inspired by the history and skills which made these places, products and football teams famous.

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