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 discuss how we protect our deeper selves and how we heal. Discussions are edited to create a collection of poems. Based at The Booth Centre homeless resource centre in Manchester, we are involving organisations working with veterans, partner art/museum venues to research and to exhibit the artwork.
“Never written a poem before,” several people have said. But these pieces weren’t just a technical exercise, they were a gesture of courage and connection. They overthrew defensiveness and they let in life.
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