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Green Week 2021

Green Week is Morley’s initiative to raise awareness around the issues of sustainability, environmentalism and climate emergency.

5 days of lunchtime, afternoon and evening events to raise awareness of environmental issues. Full schedule and booking links below…

Monday 26th April

Fabric flowers from Remnants and Scraps taster session
With Morley tutor Sarah Lomax
6pm-9pm, £15

Learn how to make decorative and unique fabric flowers from remnants or scraps of material. Ideally suited to an online environment needing no specialised equipment, this 3 hour taster session will show you how to create shaping for realistic looking petals, and how to bring those petals together to form a rose.

Penny Lecture: Thinking in Circles Sustainable Design and the Circular Economy by Sally Wright
6pm, Free

Sally is a Designer/ Maker with a broad background in fashion, textiles and sculpture. Her work ranges from creations for high end fashion houses such as Dior and Chanel, bespoke accessory ranges for various retailers, and an art career encompassing art residencies, lectures and numerous exhibitions both nationally and internationally.

Meat Free Monday
All day across all centres

MEAT FREE MONDAY kicks off Green Week in all the College canteens

Tuesday 27th April

Embedding Climate Education in the Curriculum
4.15pm-5.30pm, Staff only

This session will look how staff, in teaching roles and others, can improve their practice by becoming climate-aware.
This webinar will look at detailed examples of how UCU members are incorporating climate education in their classroom practice in a way which we hope you will find exciting and empowering.

Wear Green Day
All day

Help raise awareness of environmental and climate issues by wearing green on 27th April, whether that’s to your workplace, around your home or on your daily walk – post a selfie and share on social media with the hashtag #morleygreenweek!

Wednesday 28th April

Eco Instagram Craft Fair
7pm-9pm, Free

We are excited to share with you that our regular Instagram Craft Fair is going green on 28th April. We are looking forward to welcoming a range of amazing eco-conscious small businesses rand our regular makers back to the fair.

Talking Textiles
4pm, Free

A presentation on the personal practices of the Morley Textiles team. How do they address issues around sustainability in their own work and how does this influence their teaching? Programme Manager Marian Lynch invites you to join her and the team in a visual walk through, examining a range of approaches followed by Q&A.

Thursday 29th April

Penny Lecture: Creative responses to the earth crisis, Bridget Mckenzie
6pm, Free

The Earth needs you!
The planet has never been in such trouble, due to human activities. But, hope for our future lies in humans too, as we are ingenious, creative beings.
Find out how some creative people are taking action to stop harm, to change minds and to regenerate the planet. Get inspiration for ways you can be creative and take action too.

Zero waste pattern cutting taster
6pm-9pm, £15

As consumers and makers it is important for us to take responsibility for what we wear, and zero waste pattern cutting is an approach to making clothing which allows us to utilise every part of the fabric. You will learn skills required to create patterns for garments using a sustainable technique. This online taster session is suitable for complete beginners up to those with intermediate level pattern cutting skills.

Friday 30th April

Garden Plant Swap
11:30-14:30, Staff and Students only

Visit the Waterloo Centre Garden for a plant and cuttings swap! Bring your plant or flower cuttings from home, house plants, seeds or bulbs and swap with other members of the Morley community.

Botanical dyeing for lingerie and couture taster session
6pm-9pm, £15

A taster session for anyone interested in sustainable design using luxury fabrics and processes. Create a botanically dyed bow trim from UK grown organic peace silk. You will get a taste of what’s involved in botanical dyeing, as well as natural and sustainable sewing and finishing techniques. In this taster you’ll get a chance to learn from practitioners experienced in the highest ethical standards as well as luxury fashion design and production. Botanical dyeing is a combination of ancient craft with contemporary chemistry. The beautiful fabrics you create require a new sensitivity in the construction and finishing. This course will give you a glimpse of what is possible, to inspire you on your sustainable fashion journey.