Marcia Farquhar, Day of the Dead doll making workshop & Pageant Procession

Day of the Dead doll making workshop
Saturday 1 November 2014, 12-3pm

Make a effigy of yourself on All Souls’ Day.
In the spirit of this old DIY tradition, Marcia invited pageant participants to bring old clothes and a bin bag full of leaves or rags for stuffing, plus extra material for making a head and feet such as old shoes and hats.

Please note this is an adult workshop (age 15+)

Free of charge. Booking essential info@grand-union.org.uk

Larger than Life Pageant

Friday 7 November 2014, 7pm

Marcia led a pageant procession from Grand Union to Edible Eastside where people threw their ‘guys’ onto the bonfire of old selves. This entirely mixed up seasonal event draws on Marcia’s childhood experience of making guys with her mother, an experience she has cited as being her first introduction to sculpture. In the soundtrack playing within the space of her show Larger than Life, was a recent recording of her mother reminiscing on how they made the guys/dolls over fifty years ago. Her mother can be heard explaining how they stuffed an old suit with leaves and drew a face on a cloth attaching horsehair for hair and beard, the parts being stitched together with strong thread.

Free event as part of Digbeth First Friday.

Day of the Dead doll making workshop
Saturday 1 November 2014, 12-3pm

Make a effigy of yourself on All Souls’ Day.
In the spirit of this old DIY tradition, Marcia invited pageant participants to bring old clothes and a bin bag full of leaves or rags for stuffing, plus extra material for making a head and feet such as old shoes and hats.

Please note this is an adult workshop (age 15+)

Free of charge. Booking essential info@grand-union.org.uk

Larger than Life Pageant

Friday 7 November 2014, 7pm

Marcia led a pageant procession from Grand Union to Edible Eastside where people threw their ‘guys’ onto the bonfire of old selves. This entirely mixed up seasonal event draws on Marcia’s childhood experience of making guys with her mother, an experience she has cited as being her first introduction to sculpture. In the soundtrack playing within the space of her show Larger than Life, was a recent recording of her mother reminiscing on how they made the guys/dolls over fifty years ago. Her mother can be heard explaining how they stuffed an old suit with leaves and drew a face on a cloth attaching horsehair for hair and beard, the parts being stitched together with strong thread.

Free event as part of Digbeth First Friday.