• Silk is the Soul

Silk is the Soul – Take part

Laurence is currently undertaking a Research and Development period in Macclesfield with the Barnaby Festival to develop some work for 2018 or/and 2020.

She’s inviting local people to take part in 2 engaging sessions:



2 opportunities to take part in an engaging art project,
with Barnaby Festival 
and artist Laurence Payot,
inspired by Macclesfield’s Silk Heritage,
exploring what it means, for you, today.

Saturday 28 January, 1 – 4 pm, Senior Citizens Hall,
Duke Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6UR
A fun and friendly session to explore the beauty of silk through collective movement and sharing of stories.
Please note this session will be filmed. Participants should come along wearing black clothes, and if possible bring a personal object or image that related to silk.

For any enquiries, please contact 
07896439280 to book a place.

Friday 10 February, 10 am – 3 pm, Print Mill, 
78 Mill Street, Macclesfield, SK11 6NH
Drop in to find out about the project and make some collaborative drawings and prints with artist Laurence Payot.


French artist Laurence Payot creates large scale events and objects, inviting people to co-create artworks that are meaningful to them and inspired by the place they live in.

She needs you to design, inspire, make the work with her.

Was your family involved in the production of silk?
Did you know anyone working in the industry?
Is silk part of your childhood memories?
Is silk still the soul of the town?

On Saturday 28th of January, she invites you to play, have fun, experiment together with fabric and threads to create collective sculptures. This first session will inform the design of the work, and you would become the first stakeholders of this ambitious project that will blend heritage with new technologies.

On Friday 10th of February, she will create some drawings and sketches for this new work, and invites you to pop in, say hello, find out about the project and create collaborative drawings and prints if you wish to.

More about the artist here, and previous digital work inspired by silk.
Anyone, either passionate about silk, about art, or just curious to find out more, is welcome to join.