Event

ATOMIC 50: Time Travels in Tin

2 Apr 2019 – 30 Apr 2019

Event times

Kids experience: 10-11.30am, 12.30-2pm, 3.30-5pm
Adult classes: 9.30am-12pm, 7-9.30pm

Cost of entry

£0 - £25

Leyton Sports Ground

London
England, United Kingdom

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Clock in for an incredible one-off family experience this April as you join the production line of the mysterious ATOMIC 50 factory. Step into the workshops of the past and future, making your own amazing metal objects as you go.

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JOIN US AS THE FACTORY RETURNS

Clock in for an incredible one-off family experience this April as you join the production line of the mysterious ATOMIC 50 factory. Step into the workshops of the past and future, making your own amazing metal objects as you go.

This is a 90 minute making experience where you will be led through an imaginary ghost metalworking factory, exploring the metalworking legacy of Waltham Forest. Undertaking this theatrical journey, you will move through a series of spaces where step by step you’ll be instructed to use the machines by the factory’s technicians, working with them as they build a metal shrine to the metalworkers of the past and future.

Who’s it for?
For children aged 7-11 and their families. All children must be accompanied by an adult who will also be required to undertake the full experience. Each adult must also purchase a ticket. Maximum 2 children per adult.
Please note for practical safety reasons children under 7 will not be admitted.
Older children are able to complete the experience, but may find it easy!

Tickets are £5 per participant.

We have a limited number of free tickets available for low income families. You can book a free low income ticket if you are:
-A carer or a single parent looking after a child under 12
-Working less than 16 hours a week
-Have no income

CLICK HERE FOR LOW INCOME FAMILY TICKETS

Adult Metalworking Classes
£25 (aged 16 and over)
On weekday evenings & Saturday mornings, we’ll be running specialist metalworking classes. Against the incredible backdrop of the factory, you’ll be introduced to new techniques and ways to work with metal. Please note these are practical workshops designed for beginners, and are not part of the theatrical experience.

Mini Acoustic Speaker
Learn to work with sheet metal and create your very own smartphone speaker. Starting with a square sheet you will form and assemble a pocket-sized speaker to amplify sound and music from your phone. Using a range of specialist equipment, such as a fly press and metal guillotine, you will cut, fold and stamp your sheet metal together to create this functional design. This one-off metalworking class gives you the opportunity to work with a versatile and useful material not commonly used. Developed by metal working specialist Rob Fawcett, Workshop Manager at Blackhorse Workshop.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK ACOUSTIC SPEAKER TICKETS

We also have a limited allocation of tickets for every Acoustic Speaker class for those who are unemployed or on a low income.
To select this option, you must be:
-Working less than 16 hours a week
-Have no income
CLICK HERE FOR LOW INCOME ACOUSTIC SPEAKER TICKETS

Decorative Folklore Plate
Try your hand at traditional sheet metal forming techniques: chasing and repoussé. Choose from a selection of designs before marking out and drawing on sheet metal in light relief bringing the design to life. You will learn how to support the metal material so that you can work with a hammer and punch without causing damage in a skilful and controlled way. Leave with a beautifully decorated tin plate to hang in your home. This decorative metalworking class has been developed in collaboration with Lucie Gledhill and Jessica Jue from Walthamstow based jewellery and silversmithing workshop Made by Ore.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK FOLKLORE PLATE TICKETS

Again, we have a limited allocation of adult tickets for every Decorative Folklore Plate class for those who are unemployed or on a low income. To select this option, you must be:
-Working less than 16 hours a week
-Have no income
CLICK HERE FOR LOW INCOME FOLKLORE PLATE TICKETS

Curators

Blackhorse Workshop

Exhibiting artists

Abigail Conway

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