'knit the walls' returns to God's House Tower

Popular community project ‘knit the walls’ will return to ‘a space’ arts flagship venue God’s House Tower this Friday in an exciting new exhibition of collaborative works, participatory activities and community events.

‘knit the walls’ is an ongoing project involving many of Southampton’s residents and visitors in the co-production of a knitted, woollen version of the city’s medieval walls. Led by artist sarah filmer, the project invites participants and audiences to reconnect with stories, memories and alternative histories that are lost over time and unrecorded in books and archives, through creative practice.

The exhibition will bring together a variety of events, activities and projects for visitors to take part in and enjoy as the popular arts and heritage venue becomes a hub of creativity and community. From knitted installations in the Main Gallery which visitors are invited to sit and stitch their own contributions, to free group knitting sessions led by sarah where participants can learn the basics of knitting or develop their existing skills, the exhibition offers the opportunity for visitors to connect, collaborate and create their own interpretations of the city’s history and identity. The exhibition will also see knitted walls hang from the roof of the historic tower in a spectacular installation.

There will also be a celebration event on the evening of 27th November, where sarah will discuss the project’s five year history, local residents will share their stories of the city, and visitors will be invited to take part in knitting activities.

‘knit the walls’ is open to the public from 12th November until 28th November on GHT’s normal opening days (Friday to Sunday).

Entry to the exhibition and activities are free. Materials at all activities and events will be provided with all levels of experience welcome to attend and take part.

Find out more about the exhibition and plan your visit here