Blackhorse Workshop is a new kind of public building for making, mending and learning located in Walthamstow, east London. In the spirit of the public library the workshop will be a place for shared knowledge, with tools, machinery and skilled technicians in place of books, desks and librarians. The workshop has been running an initial programme of talks, classes and events since November 2013 before opening fully on 1st February 2014.
The workshop will open its doors officially on Wednesday 22nd January from 4-9pm with a range of activities for all ages, food tasting, music and a chance to sign up for discounted memberships.
A range of affordable membership packages will cater for everyone, from commercial and professional makers, to the occasional user. There will also be a number of affordable private studios available for long-term tenancy. The programme of public classes, talks and events will further encourage the sharing of knowledge and skills.
The building has been under construction for the past six months, with Assemble working with local artists, businesses, community organisations and volunteers during the build. A collaboration with graphic designers Europa has resulted in the graphic identity for the workshop, covering the printed and online material as well as the workshop’s interior.
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