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Making Knots

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Slow Boat, Brewmaster Bridge, Brindleyplace, B1 2JB
Booking essential, places are limited
£25, including materials and refreshments

Join artist and Ladywood resident Maral Mamaghanizadeh to create a piece of jewellery inspired by Francis Alÿs’ work Exodus 3:14, an animation of 670 drawings of a woman tying a knot in her hair. Mamaghanizadeh, Grand Union artist-in-residence, explores the cultural challenges facing women in Iran, where it has been compulsory to cover their hair since 1979. Aimed at an adult audience, British Sign Language interpretation is provided.

Slow Boat is accessible by wheelchair via a ramp and lift and crew are on hand to provide additional assistance for foot passengers boarding the boat. We advise visitors to call 0121 248 0708 to discuss any access requirements before booking.

Please note that online booking closes at 12pm on Wednesday 25 July.