The Create Place is our arts space. It is a launch pad for starting a creative project that benefits your community, and a space for creative people to be together, to share skills, to create, and to have fun.

We are now home to around twelve weekly workshops, with an ever-expanding variety of themes, offering introductions to painting and drawing, clothes making and repair, printing, embroidery and shoemaking. Our textile workshops often recycle fabrics donated to Ayoka, and we offer a choice of free art materials and craft equipment
as well as a comfortable space away from the burdens of ordinary life.

These sessions are facilitated by people in our local community, and we see many of them as a route to wellbeing, putting individual expression at the core. From natural remedies to calligraphy; printmaking to life drawing; botanical illustration to beading, our timetable is brimming with opportunities to learn a new skill and connect with the community. 

The Create Place is a non-profit venture and we are proud to offer a space where people can come together in a relaxed environment – some come to learn a skill, but everybody stays for the friendly welcome and homely atmosphere.


East London is home to more artists than anywhere else in Europe but is also one of the most economically deprived parts of the UK. We want creatives to have the chance to work independently, but in an affordable setting.

That’s why we decided to launch Coworking Fridays in August 2018!

At this not-for-profit coworking space, you’ll find a friendly, peaceful environment for you to mix up your schedule, get organised, and get out into the community.

We are open from 10am-4pm every Friday, with it costing just £1 per hour! If you have any questions, please email us at:

Get involved

If you have an idea for a new workshop, or if the Create Place could be the right hire space for your project or exhibition, 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.


Last Monday of the month | 1:30pm - 2:30pm | Drop In

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Every last Monday of the month, we host Malcolm&Co Solicitors for one hour of FREE LEGAL ADVICE.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to speak to their specialist team FREE OF CHARGE about:

  • Immigration

  • Housing

  • Wills and probate

  • Personal Injury

  • Employment

  • Family Law

  • Power of Attorney

  • Crime




9:00AM - 9:00PM

Bank Holiday Monday 27th May