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We Are Harborough, We Are Our Home!

These workshops have meant we can use art and creativity to see differences in each other’s traditions and ways of life, differences in culture and what makes a space a home.

Over summer 2023 the people of Harborough created a Cloth House with Danielle Vaughan, our new Artist in Residence at Harborough Museum. ‘We Are Our Home’ is a Community Curators in Market Town Museum project funded by Arts Council England, carried out by Culture Leicestershire. Danielle worked with over 100 participants from different community groups,  to capture their responses to the We Are Harborough exhibition and develop a large scale artwork which represents their connection to the district and each other.

The result was our Cloth House, which is on display at Harborough Museum and Library until November 2023. It really is a great example of using the common concept of Home to explore what brings us together whilst making us unique. This house reflects people’s reactions to the exhibition, what they have learnt about different parts of the community, such as Gypsies and Travellers and the lives of Ukrainian refugees who have made Harborough their home.

The Cloth House can be lifted with handles on the top. When people work together, all four corners can be lifted, bringing the house to life. You can watch this video on the different ways to explore the Cloth House. (Coming soon!)

Danielle is a specialist in working with reused and recycled materials, all the cloth used in the house is preloved, making it eco friendly too.

For more information about this project please contact Helen Murray

Explore our journey

Guide to The Cloth House

Welcome to our Cloth House. Explore the items in our home.

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How We Made The Cloth House

Find out about how the Cloth House was produced.

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We Are Our Home Celebration

Celebrating our Cloth House.

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