Manna House community project
A collaboration between Lakeland Arts, community artist Donna Campbell, and charity Manna House saw the creation of this inspiring giant tapestry.
Manna House is a charity open for all the community of South Lakeland, offering housing and benefits advice, personal support, training and advocacy services. From answering the smallest question about tenant rights to tackling big issues such as being made homeless or struggling with debt, they are open to everyone, including the most vulnerable adults in our community.
Creating the tapestry
The tapestry was inspired by the Abbot Hall exhibition: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry which was on display in early 2019.
Donna Campbell led the group from Manna House to help create something to reflect ordinary and extraordinary life in Kendal, particularly for the people who use Manna House.
The finished tapestry has since been on display in Manna House in Ann Street, Kendal but will take up residence at Abbot Hall Art Gallery for one week, 18 to 23 November 2019.
In this video Donna explains how the people who share in the story of Manna House have been able to do this through the creation of the tapestry and we hear what the project meant to the people involved.
Creativity continues as Manna House recently won the best Charity float at this years Kendal's Torchlight festival. Here is the winning float and the group attending the procession including our Producer, Amy, from our Learning and Participation team.
Image courtesy of Manna House Facebook.