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AIMS OF THE GOLDEN THREAD PROJECT

Here we show that folksong is a vital, colourful, source of inspiration. We work with artists, writers and musicians to show that every generation can discover folklore and myth anew as a way to connect to the past and understand the universality of human experience. We will follow the golden threads of folk songs, stories, craft and myth through time and across borders of many kinds.


“Oh, had I a golden thread 
And a needle so fine
I would weave a magic strand
Of rainbow design, of rainbow design
In it I’d weave the bravery
Of women giving birth
And in it I would weave the innocence
Of children of all the earth, children of all the earth”.
— Pete Seeger, 1960.

our mission

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With this website.

With events we deliver with the Murri Collective.

With publishing through our Bugboar Press imprint.

We are engaging with a widening pool of contributors sharing fascinations with world folksong and folklore, principally using the visual mediums of illustration, printmaking and comics, but also via craft, writing, music and moving image.

 

 

TENETS OF THE GTP

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  • To work progressively to allow new envisionings and reappraisals of archive material, imagery and recordings.
  • The GTP is informative, entertaining and visually progressive. Backed up with factual content with each feature. 
  • The GTP is to be as open for as many people to enjoy as possible, as well as offering published content and merchandise to buy.