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Talk: Ripping Yarns with Alistair I MacDonald

Talk: Ripping Yarns with Alistair I MacDonald

Ripping Yarns is a series of short films from the Kirklees textile trade by Alistair I MacDonald which explore the innovative businesses in Kirklees who are pioneering practices such as recycling unwanted clothes in order to generate electricity, using digital technology to push the boundaries of textile design and recycling denim to soundproof cars.

Join Chris Squire from Impossible Arts as he talks to the Director of Ripping Yarns, Alistair MacDonald and special guests about making the films.

Free to book, click here: http://bit.ly/RippingYarnsTalk

Director: Alistair MacDonald 2019

Commissioned by: Woven In Kirklees festival
Produced by: Creative Scene

Showing alongside Ripping Yarns is a selection of excerpts that explore the rich textiles heritage of Kirklees with contemporary and archive footage. Drop in to Queensgate Market during the festival, the films will be shown in the market demo zone, Monday 10th to Saturday 15th - 11am to 4pm, free.

Total running time approx 1 Hour. Footage include:

A new life in Huddersfield (2018, excerpt)

The Mill Next Door (2012)

Richard Pool: Wild About Wool (2012)

The Mill (2017)

The Yorkshire Textiles Industry (c.1990 excerpt)

We of the West Riding (1945, excerpt)

Mill Workers leaving Oldroyd & Sons Mill, Dewsbury (1900)

For more information visit https://woveninkirklees.co.uk/event/ripping-yarns-talk/

Event Location

Queensgate Market

1-6 Princess St

Email: woven@hatchprojects.org.uk
Website: https://woveninkirklees.co.uk/event/ripping-yarns-talk/

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