Silent Cacophony: the silence of knitting
November 5, 2013
The Silence of Knitting takes place on Mon 11th Nov at 11am
This performance event explores silence during war and conflict through the act of knitting. During the first and Second world Wars women contributed to the war effort by knitting for the troops.There were often silent messages that each stitch represented – of love and luck, a message to a son, husband, brother, or fiancée. The silence of longing for their safe return knotted and weaved in every stitch, unseen and unspoken.
The silence of knitting is part of a wider event entitled Silent Cacophony details of which can be found here
The silence of knitting will bring people together in a performance of silent knitting and spoken word.
The shelter next to Primark
Other events are taking place simultaneously in Ticehurst, Newark, Calais and Sydney. These will all be performed privately but details will soon be available on my blog here
Silence of Knitting – Margate event is supported by Thanet District Council
Silent Cacophony is supported by Arts Council England