MAKE ⚡ MESSAGE ⚡ MOBILISE
Blackhorse Responders are a group of 16-25 year olds from Walthamstow with a passion for applying creativity to build community.
It’s 5 months of WEEKLY workshops, where Responders gain access to some of the most exciting brains in London and projects worldwide, supporting them to create ideas for their own social movement. Responders receive £15 per week to attend, and learn essential skills in design, making and activism to apply them in their community.
London’s citizens are facing mounting pressures from crime, discrimination, environmental crises and debt. Our young people are some of the most deeply affected by the Covid-19 world crisis. How can our frustration inspire creative activism – what form should this take, and where should these responses be heard? How can young people respond to their surroundings in innovative, thoughtful, and creative ways?
Blackhorse Responders is a blend of learning practical skills, building community, and getting connected to the incredible creative energy our city has to offer. In 2020 we’ve had a number of guests both virtual and face-to-face speak to our Responders, and run live workshops:
William Morris Design Line (with London Design Festival)
- Steel Warriors
- Led by Donkeys
- Tee Byford, Filmmaker
- Catherine Flood, V&A Museum and Curator of Disobedient Objects
- Hilary Powell, Artist and co-creator of Bank Job
- Jerome Ince-Mitchell, Artist
- Sarah Toplis, Creative Producer
Meetings take place at Blackhorse Workshop.
Blackhorse Responders is WEEKLY, running for 5 months:
- Every Wednesday from 9th September 2020 – Wednesday 20th January
- 4.30pm – 7pm
- We’ll have Saturday Special per month (11am – 5pm)
Online Zine: Blackhorse Responders Zine