The Makers Playground will be taking over Blackhorse Workshop for one week,
providing London Design Festival with the antidote to all things too serious.
Over 30 artists, studios, workshops and makers will take part proposing objects, participative workshops, after dark events, outdoor installations and new designs on the dance floor.
Instigated by the dynamic community of designers based at the workshop,
The Makers Playground is being developed in collaboration with Seán & Stephen, an architectural practice, selected for their playful and theatrical design approach.
"We create for the theatre of the everyday; our projects are the stage, props & backdrops around which interesting stories unfold."
Show Opening Hours:
Monday 21st September - Sunday 27th September
10am - 10pm throughout the week
- 11am-12pm: Guided tour with Stephen Mackie (S&S) and Harriet Warden (Creative Director BHW)>
- 6pm-late: Launch Party with Music Takes Me Up (All Welcome)
- 10-11am: Join Laura Dukes for a session of painting for the sake of painting as she transforms a canvas room
Further sessions will be running on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th 2-3pm.
- 7pm-late: *Free* Off-Grid Cinema
Bicycle-powered cinema screening a series of short films exploring trends in craft, recycling and the designer-maker movement, culminating in a special documentary featuring members of the Blackhorse Workshop.
- 2pm:*Free Workshop*
Cyanotype Portrait making with the Lola Lely Studio
- 11.00am:*Ticketed Event*
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Brunch with talk by Workshop East and food provided by Wood St Coffee and Hanoi Ca Phe.
- 12.30pm:*Free Talk*
3-D Designer Nayda Florez Venizelos from R3dFox Studio gives an introduction to 3D printing and an exploration on how to bridge technology and hands-on crafting.
- 2pm:*Free Workshop*
Indigo dye specialist Katherine May from neighbouring denim studio Blackhorse Lane hosts an afternoon workshop inspired by the denim making process to build a giant swatch.
- 2pm:*Free Workshop*:
Wallpaper, textile & surface designer Dan Heath Studio will be taking on the challenge of the day's theme and experimenting with screenprinting onto wooden off-cuts.
- 5pm: Closing Party with DJs Record Roulette.
This project has been made possible thanks to the generous support of our main sponsors, independent estate agents The Stow Brothers, and one of London's major affordable housing providers the East Thames Group. The build of the show has benefited from extensive material sponsorship provided by E Roberts Timber, Smile Plastics, BASE, and drinks courtesy of local Tottenham brewery Beavertown