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Common Threads

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Dress yourself in words, with Unheard.


We have welcomed 38 people to be a poets to be part of our first textural project, where we are taking multi media to the next level and weaving your poetry into a coat made with poetry from across the UK.

From our mission to make poetry more accessible, we are striving to put poetry in unexpected places and this time that unexpected place will be a coat!  

Common Threads Timeline

April 5th

 Crowd-funder launched with the aim of raising £600 

April 28th

 We surpass our target and have raised £872, with 3 days left of the fund raiser left 

May 5th

 We raised an amazing £1007! 

May 12th

 We confirm some of the workshop dates. 

11th June

Our first workshop, in London at the Old Diorama. 

18th June

Our second workshop in Cardiff. 

9th July

 Our Third Workshop, in Bristol 

15th August

our fourth and final workshop in Barry 

20th August

Poetry Submission closes 

September 1st

Call out for reader for Common Threads 


We start making the coat!


The Process

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The Project!

Phase 1: 

Poetry Workshops! - These will run in London, Cardiff and fingers crossed in Bristol too if we raise enough money from all our wonderful supporters!

The workshops will explore themes of walking and the streets and will end with you creating tiles of writing that will all be printed onto fabric and stitched together to form a coat! 

Phase 2:

This is the bit where our creative associate E-J will combine all of the poetry we have been submitted through the workshops into the coat. The coat will become a symbolisation of collaboration between all of the writers involved and will be a way to present poetry in a new way to hopefully reach new audiences.

Phase 3:

Utilising some of the funding we will be able to commission a few creatives to create a piece of art, be it photography, film or maybe a dance piece! As long as it involves the coat and is titled "common threads" the floor is open! 

Phase 4: 

We will exhibit the pieces created in real life in as many spaces as possible as well as sharing the work across our platforms!

How you can get involved and support us...

Whether you are a seasoned poetry pro or are just picking up a pen for the first time, this project has a place for you!

See the info at the top of the page to get involved!

If you would like to be involved in collaborating with us to produce creative content

with the coat then email us at: or message us on our socials to start the conversation!



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