Online event Workshop


Unknown female artist, Chile, ‘[no title]’ 1970s
Unknown female artist, Chile, [no title] 1970s. Tate. © reserved

Debate and discuss life and art, for people near or beyond the age of 60

Join us to explore the evolution of textiles as an art form in this session led by Soapbox group member Sheila Bannerman.

Considering the changing place of textiles through time and in different cultures, together we will ask: should textiles be considered visual art, 'folk art' or craft? How can we 'read' textiles, and how is this affected by their context? And why have textiles often been viewed as 'women's art'?

What is Soapbox?

Soapbox is a peer-led session for people near or beyond the age of 60 to meet up and share views on life and art through topical discussion and debate. Each Soapbox meeting explores a range of art and artists from Tate's collection. Joining Soapbox will challenge your thinking and allow you to say what you feel in a supportive and friendly group.​

​ In light of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Soapbox will take place online until further notice.

Online Event

The March session is now fully booked.

Zoom ID and password will be sent to bookers by email along with instructions for connecting. Please email if haven't received this before the event begins.

Date & Time

17 March 2021 at 14.00–16.00