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Weaving the Future

07 October

Weaving the Future is an exhibition of film, photography and artefacts that explores how Britain’s textile industry is being reinvented for the 21st century. Wool and cotton fuelled the world’s first industrial revolution. Now a vast array of fibres are driving a new revolution, with textiles being used to create a vast range of innovative products, from heart valves and new knee cartilage to high tech vehicles.⠀

The exhibition was commissioned by the 2019 Saltaire Festival as the flagship arts event of the annual festival, now in its 17th year. Combining photography and film by Tim Smith and Chris Squire with performance by Balbir Singh Dance Company and Dance United Yorkshire it is open from 13th September to 20th October at Salts Mill in Yorkshire itself an iconic textiles mill reinvented as home to a range of cutting edge digital industries.