Tartan: Its Journey Through the African Diaspora is..

.. a magnificent opportunity to showcase Tartan and it’s influence throughout the African Diaspora

Tartan’s Journey is…

…An exhibition, based centrally in London throughout the month of August 2014 at Craft Central in the heart of the art and design district of the capital!

+ See more..

Tartan’s Journey is…

A documentary of how the project unfolded and developed with words from the project assistants and sponsors…

+ See more..

Tartan’s Journey is…

A dance performance telling the story of tartan’s influential journey using traditional dances from the cultures around the world!

+ See more..

Tartan’s Journey is…..

…Creative,  offering an opportunity for the public to re-engage with their creative flair and participate in the building of an interactive map charting tartan’s journey around the world!

+ See more..

Tartan’s Journey is…

Educational; providing opportunities for young people to engage in the development and execution of a major project whilst learning about cultural history and cross cultural connections

+ See more..

Tartan’s Journey is…

…#FollowtheTartan, We follow the Tartan from the street of Edinburgh to Africa, India the Caribbean and finally back to the west end!

+ See more..

Tartan: Its Journey Through the African Diaspora 5th - 30th August 2014, Craft Central & 12th September 2014, Victoria and Albert Museum. Highlighting and celebrating London's diverse communities

The Project

We uncover the hidden history of how various cultures in Africa and the Diaspora came to adopt tartan style patterns within their dress practises.

+ Read more..

Location

We are located in Farringdon, the creative centre of London, ideally placed to attract the general public as well as design aficionados.

+ Read more..

Creativity

creativityFrom creating your own tartan pattern to developing a map of tartan’s journey come along and get involved in our public workshops.

+ Read more..

Community

communityConnecting young people with local communities and helping them to share knowledge about the multicultural influence and hidden history of tartan.

+ Read more..