Tudor Artisan Hub: It started with a stitch
It started with a stitch…
This arts project, about the 'Textiles' era in Carrick-on-Suir with German clothing company Schiesser, recounts pivotal social history in the town. The company manufactured men’s underwear in Carrick-on-Suir for 25 years, (1971 - 1996), employing 150 people, mainly women. The payroll from this significant employer played a key role in supporting families and businesses in Carrick-on-Suir over that period, which became more crucial after the closure of Irish Leathers (‘the Tannery’) in 1985.
The Arts project has two components, an original performing arts piece by writer/actor Mary McGrath in collaboration with actor Paula O'Dwyer, who both worked in Schiesser. This performance will be a blend of their own personal memories, with dramatized extracts from recorded stories from other former employees, supported by acting consultant Maria Clancy.
The project will also showcase a mixed media exhibition, with an innovative collective response from former Schiesser staff, supported by artists in the Community.
Date: Friday September 22nd
Time: 2 Performances
6.30pm and 7.30pm
Venue: The Seán Healy Memorial Library, Fairgreen, Carrick-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary, E32 X860
Pre-booking required: [email protected] / 051 640921/ 086 2560609
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