Sreepur News 2018

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“Threading Dreams Exhibition”

Exhibition of textiles and embroidery from The Sreepur Village, Bangladesh and also from the rural areas. All this beautiful work is created in adverse poverty by amazing women. There will be hand made cards, silk scarves and other gifts for sale. All proceeds will go to the 600 children and 150 destitute mothers who live at Sreepur, plus the Street Children project we run on the railway, the river banks and at Dhaka airport. Millions of street children live literally on the streets in Bangladesh. Ruby Porter MBE (trustee) will be in attendance each day from 10am-4pm to talk about her voluntary work in Bangladesh over the last 27 years.

To find out more about Sreepur Village handmade cards and to buy online click here

Dates to note:- Ruby will be at the exhibitions from 11am -4pm each day

 


December 2018 – MEG Christmas Fun Day, Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Road, Liverpool

Kathy was in attendance with the Sreepur Stall at Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild Christmas Fun Day on 1st December. Rubina Porter MBE says- “May I say thank you to all our members for supporting our Sreepur stall at the recent Christmas event you are all so kind. We raised £223.00, it is amazing!
2018 has been another busy and successful year I could not do all I do without all your help. Have a Wonderful Christmas and Best Wishes for 2019.”
Ruby

Kathy with the Sreepur Stall, Christmas Fun Day 2018

Kathy with the Sreepur Stall, Christmas Fun Day 2018

 

October 2018 – Threading Dreams exhibition, St Barnabus Church, Liverpool

A lovely week at St Barnabas church Penny Lane, Liverpool. Lots of visitors to our Threading Dreams Exhibition. We raised £500.00 for the mothers and children at Sreepur,
Thank you all

 

October 2018 – Threading Dreams exhibition, Readers Gallery, Calderstones Park, Liverpool

The Threading Dreams exhibition in Calderstones Park has just ended. Ruby reports that they had an excellent week at the Readers Gallery . She says “we had lots of lovely visitors admiring our new silk wall hangings from Sreepur  and we raised £1000. Very much appreciated”. Here are some photographs of the exhibition and the new wall hangings ….

 

September 2018 – News From Nowhere

Did you know that News From Nowhere, 96 Bold St, Liverpool L1 4HY stock Sreepur cards? Here is Ruby  topping up supplies with staff from News From Nowhere.

Ruby at News From Nowhere, Liverpool

Ruby at News From Nowhere, Liverpool

 

September 2018- Merseyside Embroiderers’ ENDEAVOUR exhibition in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, 22nd -28th September 2018

Yesterday Ruby met Gill, who is Secretary of Wirral branch- and today she met Liverpool Lord Mayor Cllr Christine Banks. They are all pictured in front of the Sreepur Endeavour quilt.

Rubina Porter MBE with Liverpool Lord Mayor Cllr Christine Banks

Rubina Porter MBE with Liverpool Lord Mayor Cllr Christine Banks

Rubina Porter MBE with Gill and the Sreepur ENDEAVOUR quilt

Rubina Porter MBE with Gill and the Sreepur ENDEAVOUR quilt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rubina Porter MBE and Sabita Akter are both members of Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild, although Sabita lives far away in Sreepur, Bangladesh. Sabita embroidered a quilt to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the first voyage of exploration made by Captain Cook and the Endeavour to Australia and New Zealand in 1768. Ruby has also added some interesting history about Sabina with photos when she was a child.

 

 

 

August 2018- Threading Dreams update

 Threading Dreams exhibition and Sreepur stall at Liverpool Town Hall has now ended, and Ruby raised £1840.00 for Sreepur charity.

Ruby reports “The exhibition went extremely well. It was a pleasure to be in the Liverpool Town Hall with the wonderful staff and meeting so many interesting people. Delighted to meet the Lord Mayor and Deputy Lord Mayor. Our granddaughter Cedar enjoyed helping along with Clair, a friend I met at Sreepur 30 years ago. Kathy and I enjoyed being there so much.”

 

August 2018- Threading Dreams exhibition in Liverpool Town Hall

The Threading Dreams exhibition and charity stall is in Liverpool Town Hall until 24th August. There will be hand made cards, silk scarves and other gifts for sale. All proceeds go to help the 600 children and 150 destitute mothers who live at Sreepur. Yesterday Ruby was delighted to welcome Lord Mayor of Liverpool Cllr. Christine Banks to the exhibition.

Sreepur charity exhibition in Liverpool Town Hall, Aug 2018

Liverpool Lord Mayor Cllr. Christine Banks with Rubina Porter MBE at Sreepur charity exhibition in Liverpool Town Hall, Aug 2018

August 2018- upcoming MEG Endeavour exhibition and a Sreepur quilt

Ruby brought us a photo of the quilt that is being made in Sreepur Village, Bangladesh for Merseyside Embroiderers’ Guild’s ENDEAVOUR exhibition. Ruby hopes that the completed quilt will be sent from Bangladesh in time for the exhibition, which will be held in Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, St.James Mount, Liverpool L1 7AZ from 22nd to 29th September 2018

Sreepur quilt for Endeavour exhibition, August 2018

Sreepur quilt for Endeavour exhibition, August 2018

July 2018- Threading Dreams exhibition at Liverpool Cathedral

The exhibition went so well -we raised £1335.00. It is amazing! People are so kind, they found it all so interesting listening to me talking to them about my work at Sreepur.
The cathedral staff and volunteers were all so helpful and supportive to me, it was a pleasure to be with them all.

We had local people and visitors from all over the world- even the Queen Elizabeth liner passengers paid us a visit.

It was lovely to see Mary and John, Dame Sarah Storey’s parents, as Dame Sarah is one of our patrons.
Finni, our granddaughter, who is studying at  the Glasgow School Of Art, came along to help.
Thanks to all for your support, and here are some photographs from the exhibition.

April 2018- Sreepur Fundraising dinner in the House of Commons, Westminster

Rubina Porter MBE and her husband Ken had an excellent evening when they attended a Sreepur fundraising dinner in the House of Commons, Westminster on Friday 27th April. They hope to raise £20,000 for the mothers and children in Sreepur. Ruby reports- “I met lovely people and it was a most enjoyable event”.

Ruby Porter MBE at Sreepur fundraising dinner in House of Commons, Westminster, April 2018

Ruby Porter MBE at Sreepur fundraising dinner in House of Commons, Westminster, April 2018

 

March 2018- Threading Dreams exhibition, St. Barnabas Church, Liverpool

Sreepur Threading Dreams exhibition at St Barnabas Church, Penny Lane, was excellent. There were lots of lovely visitors, and they loved the bookmarks, scarves, and shoe bags which all sold well. We had short films from Sreepur showing the amazing work by amazing women. A lovely few days and we raised £450.00.

I was also given a very generous donation £500.00 from my friends in Bath-  how kind!    Ruby

 

30th January 2018- Sreepur hangings on tour

Ruby has sent us a photo of the beautiful Sreepur silk hangings on display at St Johns Church, Waterbeach, near Cambridge last Saturday.

Sreepur hangings in St John's Church, Waterbeach near Cambridge

Sreepur hangings in St John’s Church, Waterbeach near Cambridge

 

Coming soon- “Slaves of Fashion” new works by the Singh Twins in Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Ruby says “Our members may be interested in this exhibition to be held in Walker Art Gallery, William Brown St, Liverpool L3 8EN from 19th January to 20th May 2018. The Singh Twins came to talk to our branch some years ago- so interesting. At the end of the talk they said they would like to donate their fee to to me for the mothers and children at Sreepur and they have kept in touch. Such lovely ladies Amrit and Rabindra, both excellent artists.

 2nd January 2018 – Sreepur quilt draw

We have held the popular Sreepur quilt draw and the results are- 

Sreepur quilts 2017.

Sreepur quilts 2017.

 

S Simms
A Surman
L Nuttall
E Haskell
S Brown

They are all delighted to win the beautiful quilts. We raised over £1000 for the mothers and children at Sreepur – how kind.
May I say thank you all for your support, without you all I could not raise the much needed money for the Sreepur project in rural Bangladesh,
Thank you all
Ruby

this is the latest Sreepur quilt which will be raffled, with all profits going to benefit Sreepur charity in Bangladesh

this is the latest Sreepur quilt which will be raffled, with all profits going to benefit Sreepur charity in Bangladesh