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FUTURE PROJECTS

2021 
Familiar Ground w/ Christy Thynne — Postponed
Lonely Numbers — Radio (31.07.21)
Familiar Ground w/ Jonny Clapham (Online)
Familiar Ground w/ Saint Akua
Lonely Numbers — Summer Nights #2
Familiar Ground w/ Alice Boland-Rhodes
Lonely Numbers — Radio (28.08.21)
Familiar Ground w/ Alice Boland-Rhodes (Online)
Lonely Numbers — Summer Nights #3
Familiar Ground w/ Deborah Fielding (Online)
Lonely Numbers — Radio (25.09.21)
Familiar Ground w/ Ciara Callaghan


PREVIOUS PROJECTS

2021

Familiar Ground w/ Resolve & MKFF
Familiar Ground w/ Jonny Clapham
Familiar Ground w/ Andy Macdermott
Lonely Numbers — Summer Nights #1
Matters of Interest x Big Shop Friday

2020
Psst. Print and Record Fair
Stronger Together by Okocha Obasi 💥️
Matters of Interest x Big Shop Friday
THE CLUNKER
The Elephant Room with Dylan Fox
Evening Class
What Is She? with NOHAT
Listen Here!
Starting Something #6
Lonely Numbers Radio Live 02
Hannah Wilson
Monoprinting with Sophie Atkins
Resolutions 2020 – Exhibition
Lonely Numbers Radio Live 01
WALL with Sophie Atkins ︎
Starting Something #5
Resolutions 2020

2019
Quiz: The Christmas with Jonny Clapham
This is an art scene – ORDER NOW
Feature – Dave Hilliard
Feature – Katie Ellen Fields
Starting Something #4
Resolutions 2019

2018
WALL ︎
Starting Something #3
Now on Soundcloud
Starting Something #2
Match Balls
Starting Something
Resolutions 2018

2017
Peppermint
Store Records & Ernest Herb
IF I SHOW YOU MINE!
Publication launch
NO HATS
Supper Clubs 


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Our Last Friday events in the shop since 2019 have been kindly supported by funding from MK Council. We’re also thankful to Milton Keynes Arts Centre, MK Gallery and centre:mk for their continued encouragement and help.

Big Shop Friday Limited is a registered non-profit limited by guarantee no. 11843214

Familiar Ground

Plant and Folklore Embroidery w/ Ciara Callaghan


Saturday 27th September, 2-4pm
Free, Limited Spaces ︎︎︎ Book Here



Plant and Folklore Embroidery
Humans are connected to place and one another through stories, folklore and myth. In this workshop participants will explore the concept of folklore as a way to keep people safe, share stories and of fact twisted by tales told too many times. We will look at how textiles such as tapestries, embroideries, quilts and clothing have been used over time to document and share these folk tales.

Participants will be encouraged to think of a folklore of their own as well as drawing on some of the stories from MK Myth Makers with Jonny Clapham, to create new myths to carry forward to share based on their experiences and connection to place.

Based on these ideas participants will be guided to draw out simple, stylistic imagery based on the new myths to be used in creating their own designs for embroidery, exploring the slow and mindful technique of embroidery.
Participants are encouraged to complete the embroideries in their own time at home but to put aside time every day to work on them. 

Limited spaces
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Familiar Ground at Big Shop Friday is supported by funding from MK Community Foundation.