Armour is a six month pilot project with homeless veterans, developing creative ideas based on medieval armour. How can veterans live peacefully with the memory of war? We will re-think, re-examine, re-create quilted medieval armour, as garments embroidered with meditations on war and peace.
Workshops will discuss how we protect our deeper selves and how we heal. Discussions will be edited to create a collection of poems. Based at The Booth Centre homeless resource centre in Manchester, we will involve organisations working with veterans, partner art/museum venues to research and exhibit the artwork.
Armour is supported by Arts Council England and The Booth Centre.