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Don’t forget to visit the LU Arts makerspace for LGBT+ History Month

Running until Friday 4 March, the Martin Hall Exhibition Space has been transformed into a ‘makerspace’ where anyone can try out a selection of crafts including badge making, tote bag decorating and making ceramic jewellery.

Crafting Identity was inspired by the historical use of craft and DIY processes for LGBT+ activism, from protest banners and handmade flags to self-published zines. This makerspace is therefore intended to celebrate LGBT+ history and connect people through the process of making.

All materials and instructions are provided, and it is free to visit anytime from 10am-5pm, from now until 4 March.

You do not need any prior experience to have a go at the craft activities as they are all suitable for beginners. There are activities you can spend 5-10 minutes on, and others where you may want to take more time and spend an hour or two making something. There’s even a specially curated reading area to give you some inspiration for your piece and free tea to help yourself to.

People are encouraged to hang their finished works on the exhibition wall for everyone to enjoy.

More information about Loughborough University’s LGBT+ History Month celebrations can be found here.