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Barkcloth Basics - Workshop Postponement Announcement

12th March 2020

Sadly, the upcoming Barkcloth Basics: Interpreting and Understanding Pacific Barkcloth workshops have been postponed due to concern over the spread of COVID-19.

The virus’ fast-paced development around the world has led to strict travel restrictions being put in place, and this includes a restriction and quarantine put in place by the government of our American Samoan barkcloth practitioners. We feel that the workshop should not take place without Reggie Meredith and Uilisone Fitiao’s cultural knowledge and expertise being shared with participants – especially as they are joint facilitators of the programme – so we have had to make the careful and much considered decision to move the workshops to later in the year.

As soon as we have more information about new dates, we will share it. We’ve received a lot of interest in the workshops and we look forward to rescheduling them and having Reggie and Uilisone join us in the UK in the near future.


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