As part of Woven, Creative Scene will host Ripping Yarns and Kirklees Through Textiles, a free pop-up short film screening at Holme Bank Mills in Mirfield on 15 June 2019.
Ripping Yarns is a series of short tales from the Kirklees textile trade by Alistair Macdonald. The films explore the innovative businesses in Kirklees who are pioneering practices such as recycling unwanted clothes in order to generate electricity, using digital technology to push the boundaries of textile design and recycling denim to soundproof cars.
In Dewsbury and Mirfield, Kirklees Through Textiles, a cornucopia of local historic films curated by Chris Squire, will follow Ripping Yarns. The short films from the 1900s to present day, include rare footage of workers leaving a Dewsbury mill at the beginning of the 20th century and the forgotten story of Schofield and Smith’s mill in Slaithwaite (and the artist who salvaged material from it after it burned down!).
When and where
Saturday 15th June, 3pm
Area Rugs & Carpets, 51b Holme Bank Mills, Station Road, Mirfield, WF14 8NA**
**Please note: due to the nature of the building this screening is not fully accessible as there are steps into the working space. Please contact us on 01924 437 966 for full access information.