The Create Place is our arts space, offering workshops, classes and studio hire to the community. It is a launch pad for starting a creative project that benefits your community, and a space for creative people to gather, to learn, to create, and to have fun.

With its roots in the arts and crafts movement, we continue to develop our range of activities and initiatives to be more inclusive of the diverse needs of Bethnal Green residents. 

We are now home to a variety of support groups, wellbeing initiatives, and adult learning courses, as well as our long-standing weekly classes and exciting new ventures every month. From natural medicine to calligraphy; traditional Shibori dyeing to life drawing; botanical illustration to beading, our timetable is brimming with opportunities to learn a new skill and connect with the community. 

Our programme promotes core values of wellbeing, personal empowerment and community spirit and both teachers and students  benefit from an atmosphere free of judgement, free of competition - and often free of charge!

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 We are looking for work made in the create place to feature in an UPCOMING exhibition

This July, the Gallery Cafe will hold an exhibition celebrating work made at the Create Place over the last year, and your work could be a part of it!

If you would like a chance to see your creation on our cafe walls, all you need to do is:

  • Send a high-quality image of your work by email to our volunteer art curator: include which class you were involved with, and the date you made the artwork
  • Let us know something about you and the things you enjoy about being in the Create Place (max 150 words)

*One submission per person 

 We have very limited space, so please submit as soon as possible! Final deadline Friday 25 May

If you have an idea for a new workshop and want to volunteer your time, or if the Create Place could be the right hire space for your own project, we would love to hear from you. We rent the workshop by the hour at the following rates:

Community/emerging maker rate: £5 p/h weekdays until 5pm; £10 p/h evenings and weekends.

Business rate: £ 10 p/h weekdays until 5pm; £ 15 p/h evenings and weekends.

If you plan a workshop that will be FREE for the community to attend , depending on the theme and structure, the hire charge might not apply.




9:00AM - 9:00PM