The Workshop 44 Halloween celebration at Marlborough Square

On October 31st 2013, residents of Regent Estate in East London were invited to celebrate Halloween with the Workshop 44 (Small Works Hackney) team at Marlborough square, and to bring this odd space to life for one night. This is what happened. >> For even more terror listen to this very terrific Halloween playlist while […]

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Marlborough Square ..or what residents want

This Saturday we were catching the last beams of sunshine as Small Works Hackney presented the research and community feedback on Marlborough Square. Over afternoon tea, residents from Regent Estate gathered to discuss their ideas for the space, be it activities, structural changes or decoration. Some of the children took matters (and chalk) into their […]

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Make your square

On a beautiful, clear and crisp Saturday morning in Hackney, CLEAR VILLAGE and CIVA joined the community of Regent Estate and members of the Tenants and Residents Association for a day of design and making at Workshop 44. The plan for the day was simple; get together to share, exchange and have some fun while […]

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Art Exhibition: Family and Community Life

Children are taking out their utensils to show us how it’s done. Expecting a rainbow of color on the theme ‘Family and Community Life’ to brighten up our workshop. They have just another week to finish up their masterpieces and hand them over to a critical jury, the children’s council, who will pick the best […]

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BLC – Hackney 2012

‘Tackling interviews’ workshops for unemployed people at Workshop44. These free workshops encourage participants to improve presentation, confidence and practical techniques needed when undertaking interviews. Incorporating video projection, intensive and fully interactive workshops are facilitated using techniques in drama, video and sound to stimulate and engage participants to develop their practical skills specifically for the use […]

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Bikeworks

Bikeworks Bikeworks is a social enterprise that uses bicycle programs to engage with troubled communities and tackle social and environmental problems at a local level. For just one day, our workshop got turned into a bike repairing shop as Bikeworks showed up with their tools, rolled up their sleeves and started fixing peoples bikes but […]

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Screening of ‘La Haine’

The Other Cinema, from the creators of Secret Cinema, returns this May for its second edition and global launch with one of the most provocative, truthful and relevant films made about urban youth,’La Haine’, with a live score by Asian Dub Foundation. Screenings will be taking part in London and Paris in community locations affected […]

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Journalism Workshop

Poached Creative, a company specializing in writing and design for charities and the social sector, is running its six week training program at Workshop 44. The first session, ‘Introduction to communications’ started with a presentation showing how communication works, the barriers, the different forms of communication and how to identify your audience. By taking part […]

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Sweet Combination Jam Sessions

  Sweet Combination music jams are a platform for expression, group practice, experimentation, and musical evolution within the community. The ethos of the jams is to cultivate a focal point in which the community can meet regularly to express itself collectively by making music together. Based in Hackney, an area brimming with culture and tradition […]

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