HerStory: Ev'ry Stitch in the Quilt

HerStory: The Catchpole Chronicles is a new operatic work co-created with performers living with Parkinson's.  The work celebrates the extraordinary life of Margaret Catchpole.

In the opera one of the characters sings about the passing of the seasons as she weaves fabric squares together into a quilt. Working from the theme of seasons, project participants completed a range of online workshops and remote art challenges featuring dance, singing, creative writing, visual arts and textiles workshops. 


The resulting artworks have been woven into a 'digital quilt' below, celebrating the diverse creative talents of the Parkinson’s community. Click on a square of the quilt to explore...