Restoring Paradise Textile Banners 9 – 17 July 2022

9 – 17 July 2022  Weekdays 10am – 2pm, Saturdays 10am – 4pm, Sundays 12pm – 4pm

Talks – see poster above

This is an exhibition of 24 banners on the theme of our responsibility and care for the world, timed to coincide with COP26 in Glasgow.

All are made by people from the community, from WIs, craft groups, churches and the individuals wanting to explore the theme creatively. Liz Robertson who coordinated the project says ‘the environmental and global climate emergency afflicting our world has been well-documented. Indeed, even in our own gardens or favourite green spaces there have been changes in recent years: habitats have shrunk and affected the numbers of our precious wildlife; Summer seems to arrive earlier each year, often to peter out when it should be in full swing; and pollinators often seem scarce.’

Covid’s global impact has given further food for thought. Liz says ‘All the banners contain messages of warning and hope. Hope seemed to be a key criteria for the banners; it’s easy to become disillusioned about how we, as individuals, can affect the global environmental and climate issues. What can one person do?  Well, many of our banner-makers have considered this, which gives us hope. What can one nation do? With the UN COP 26 Climate Conference, nations will come together to take a serious stock of the situation, make resolutions and, hopefully, follow through. Hope in the face of crisis. You will notice a repetition of four words, as you view the banners: destruction, restoration, care and beauty. Something for us all to think about?’


Art Children Christianity Faith Talk
Location: Dursley Methodist Church Date: July 9, 2022 Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Textiles Banners Exhibitions