Learn, share and make!

We have a great mixture of free and low cost workshops, offering a broad range of activities to suit everyone.

Something missing? Get in touch to propose a new workshop. 



Arts for all

FAST FASHION THERAPY 

2ND & 4TH MONDAY OF THE MONTH | 6:30PM-8:30PM | FREE

Come to learn up-cycling and 'visible mending' skills. Donations gratefully accepted.

Email hello@fastfashiontherapy.co.uk to reserve your spot.

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CRAFTING IS CONNECTING

every MONDAY | 10AM-1PM | FREE

This open textiles class is a group-led session, with mutual tutoring, cake and plenty of chat. Members like to sew, knit and alter clothes.

Donations gratefully accepted.  

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EAST LONDON ART CLUB

every thursday | 7PM-9PM | FREE 

A friendly group who welcome new members to come and experiment with their own inner creativity.

Donations gratefully accepted. 

>>Book your slot here

MEN'S WOODWORK GROUP

every tuesday | 7-9PM | FREE

Relaxed woodwork session for men aged 18+, meeting weekly to learn new skills.

Email woodworkforwellbeing@gmail.com or ring Alex on 07877 550 961 to sign up or for more information.

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JUTA SHOES TRAINING

every WEDNESDAY | 10AM-1PM | FREE

These training sessions are for local women who are not in full-time employment and who face barriers to work.

>> Book your slot here

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ART4U2

every THURSDAY | 1.30PM - 4PM | £5

Painting and drawing sessions suitable for beginners. 

Bookings: ginnyhawke5@hotmail.co.uk

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JEWELLERY MAKING 

every THURSDAY | 10AM-1PM | FREE

Come and  meet Brenda, she's passionate about making her own jewellery and she will teach you, too!

Donations gratefully accepted. 

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SUNNY JAR ECO HUB

WEDNESDAY 26 JULY | 6.30-8.30 | £15, £10 CONCESSIONS

Learn to make a plastic free lunch kit! You’ll be making your own beeswax sandwich wrap, which are naturally anti-bacterial, and a simple and easy alternative to plastic. You’ll also make a cutlery roll that doubles as a cloth napkin, as well as other plastic free items!

>> Tickets

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INTERATIVOS 

1ST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH | 11AM - 2PM FREE

Join the creative process, collaborate, exchange skills, ideas and create your own works individually or collectively.

Enquiries: symorgado@gmail.com

 

 

 

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LITTLE ARTISTS

SATURDAY 27 JULY | 1:20PM - 2:40PM

Make your own printing blocks and create an original two colour artwork. Choose from a tote bag, pillowcase or scarf.

£8, drop in or book in advance

Enquiries: francesca@littleartistslondon.com

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MOBILE APOTHECARY 

SATURDAY 6 JULY | 11AM-3PM | £14 WAGED / £7 UNWAGED

A collaboration between St Margaret’s House, Phytology and Herbalists Without Borders. Monthly, we harvest native London herbs from the Bethnal Green Nature Reserve, before heading to the Create Place to make our big batch of herbal medicine.

We distribute our medicine to local people affected by homelessness, and from the knowledge that we gather, respond by making medicine suited to need.

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JUTA SHOES - SHOEMAKING WORKSHOP

SATURDAYs | 11AM - 2PM | £80

DATES: 21 July / 17 AUGUST / 22 SEPTEMBER / 28 SEPTEMBER / 27 OCTOBER / 10 NOVEMBER / 23 NOVEMBER / 8 DECEMBER

Learn every step of making your own bespoke shoes in this unique workshop. You’ll cut your pattern, fit and pin your material, and hand-sew your own shoes!

>> Tickets

 

THE EMBROIDERY LOOP

SUNDAYs | 11AM - 2PM | FREE, DROP-IN

DATES: 28 July / 31 August

Bring your own projects along to this free, friendly session led by Milou of Moody Bright Designs! This is a new monthly meet up for embroidery and textile lovers.

Community oriented, this project is an opportunity to spend some time embroidering and meeting like-minded people in the community.

Find out more!

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SHADOW SISTXRS FIGHT CLUB


TUESDAYS | 7PM - 9PM | FREE, drop-in

dates: 23 July / 30 July / 6 August / 3 August

This summer, our artist in residence Ayesha Tan Jones, brings her community project to St Margaret’s House. Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club is a physical and meta-physical self-defence class, combining Brazilian Jujitsu with magical and medicinal herbalism.

These classes are for women, non-binary folk and queer, trans and intersex people of colour. Shadow Sistxrs was born out of the idea to create a safe space for women, non-binary people and QTIPoC. It is a spiritual space to overcome trauma and a place to listen, learn and evolve.

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EMBROIDERY FOR WELLBEING

WEDNESDAYS | TIME TBC

dates: 17 JULY / 31 JULY / 7 AUGUST / 14 AUGUST / 21 AUGUST / 4 SEPTEMBER / 11 SEPTEMBER / 18 SEPTEMBER

These workshops offer an open and welcoming space for you to learn simple embroidery skills and discover the wellbeing potential of this calming activity.

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TAPESTRY FRAME WEAVING WORKSHOP

SUNDAYS | 12-5PM | £15-£25

dates: 7 July / 4 August / 1 September / 6 October / 3 November / 1 December

A full day workshop on contemporary approaches to weaving. You will learn how to prepare the warp for a loom and gain an understanding of different weaving techniques such as plain weave, rya knotting, looping and pattern making.

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BOOK CLUB

3RD MONDAY OF THE MONTH | 6.30-8.30PM | FREE

Our Book Club was established in 2010 to offer space to explore the pleasure and complexity of modern and contemporary fiction free of charge as part of a group of curious readers . The Book Club welcomes those with a background in literary studies and those who read for pleasure, and is convened to make interpretations available from cutting-edge critical perspectives on literature published in scholarly journals not readily accessible outside the academy.

>> Come along!

>> Check out our reading list

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FREE LEGAL ADVICE

LAST MONDAY OF THE MONTH | 1.30-2.30PM | Drop In | FREE

Malcolm&Co Solicitors are here for one hour of free legal advice, where you can speak to them about issues including immigration, housing, personal injury and employment.

>> Find out more about Malcolm&Co Solicitors