Spending billions of tax-payers quids on Nuclear Weapons (see here) is clearly a MUCH more sensible idea than, say, public health, or climate adaptation. Oh yes…
Manchester’s knitters join forces for peace!
Knitters from across Greater Manchester will be gathering en-masse at Stitched Up HQ in Chorlton, Manchester on 29th June 2014 to knit part of a 7 mile long ‘peace scarf’.
The collaboratively-knitted Manchester piece will form part of a planned 7 mile long pink scarf that will be stretched between the two UK Atomic Weapons Establishment sites (AWE Aldermaston and Burghfield) in Berkshire as part of the Wool Against Weapons demonstration on August 9th 2014.
The purpose of the demonstration is to challenge the planned £100 billion replacement of the UK’s ‘Trident’ nuclear weapons system. Knitters worldwide are joining in with their own events in the run up to the 9th August protest, with over 300 sections of scarf knitted already.
Bryony Moore, a member of Chorlton’s Stitched Up Cooperative who are hosting the Manchester event said “Our knit-a-thon will be a really fun and sociable event with lots of lovely folk of all ages and backgrounds. It’s a great way to bring the community together while also raising awareness of the huge amount of taxpayers money being wasted on nuclear weapons.”
Manchester has a proud history of opposing nuclear weapons, as the first city in the world to declare itself ‘Nuclear Free’ in 1980 and an active member of the ‘Mayors for Peace’ programme.
The Manchester knit-a-thon will take place on Sunday 29th June 2014, between 12 – 4pm at Stitched Up HQ, 517 Wilbraham Road in Chorlton, Manchester. Knitters and crocheters of all ages are welcome to join in. Just pop in anytime between 12 – 4pm. Bring lots of pink wool and friends!
Press photographers are welcome to attend during the day to take pictures.
For more information contact Bryony Moore 07724707189 or Stitched Up HQ 0161 881 71 41