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May – December 2017 

8 Month Freelance Contract, 1 Day a Week

Blackhorse Workshop are working with property developer U&I ( to establish a vibrant new pop up space ‘SIDESHOW’ on the site where the first London bus was built opposite Blackhorse Road Station. Currently a street facing car park, the space will be transformed by the workshop to create a structure that showcases the work of members, delivers a series of events and workshops for the public, provides a visual spectacle via a giant marble run, and incorporates a social space for coffee. U&I have a reputation for creating exciting meanwhile uses for their sites that support the arts, and have recently created projects in Deptford, Brighton and Southwark.

The space will open May-Dec 2017, and we are looking for you to curate, develop and manage the delivery of a series of weekly workshops and events that will engage the local community in the making process. The aim is to display the creativity and craftsmanship that inspires the DIY spirit behind Blackhorse Workshop.

Blackhorse Workshop to date has taken a playful line in terms of its engagement with the community, hosting markets, music festivals, sculptural bonfires and kid’s activities. We are keen that this commission continues this creative reputation and delivers an immersive and playful space.

This is a fantastic opportunity to take ownership of programming this unique one-off space and shape its success through creating interesting and lively events.

For more details and how to apply, please download a job description:Sideshow Programme Curator Job Description.

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 18th April.
Please email your CV and covering letter to


We’re always on the look out for highly skilled makers to teach our wood or metalwork courses. If you’re keen to gain some teaching experience, and have the background and enthusiasm to match then we’d love to hear from you. Currently recruiting to teach our woodwork basics and welding courses for the autumn.

Please email CV and covering letter to