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Giving a Feather to migratory birds

'Giving a Feather to Migratory Birds' workshop was delivered at the special venue, on the LV21 anchored at Gravesend. This workshop was developed as part of Ship & Shore project and for celcebrating the migration of people as well as migratory UK birds on the Windrush Day 2022. I have selected Ringed Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Dunlin, Black-tailed godwit, and Lapwing for preparing wooden plates as they are migratory waders on the UK Red list that can be found in Kent. This is for appreciating the Thames Estuary and the rich habitat around Kent, which are vital habitat for the migratory bird species for survival.

The participants coloured bird plates and created a beautiful feather by felting wool and embellishing with beads/sequins. Thank you so much for coming along and participating this workshop. 

This fantastic opportunity came true thanks to many people/organisations who worked for the project Ship & Shore programme of activities. I would like to thank LV21 and Association for Contemporary Jewellery for choosing my workshop for this programme. I would like to thank LV21, Gravesham Borough Council, and Arts Council England for funding me to come to give workshop. I appreciate LV21’s captain who communicated with me closely and was extremely supportive and friendly all the way through.

This experience was extra special because this workshop resonate with lots of things about me, the style of workshop piece derived from my felt/wire/thread jewellery, the jewellery business that started organically from Deal in Kent (not so far from Gravesend), developing the research topic of red-listed birds at Sheffield Hallam Uni focusing on Kent migratory waders, Windrush Day resonates with me coming from abroad.

'Giving a feather to Migratory bords workshop' and LV21  images
Thank you so much the captain at LV21 for taking the great images below and allowing me to use them on my website!

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