MAKE ⚡ MESSAGE ⚡ MOBILISE
Blackhorse Responders are a group of 15-25 year olds from Walthamstow with a passion for applying creativity to build community.
Film by Joyce Nicholls and Daisy Gaston
It’s 5 months of free 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 learn essential skills in design, making and activism to apply them in their community, and receive a small stipend to support transport costs.
London’s citizens are facing mounting pressures from crime, discrimination, environmental crises and debt. 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.
Our last cohort in 2022 were lucky enough to meet with:
- Olivia Twist, Illustrator
- Kay Rufai, founder of SMILE(ing) Boys Project
- PenTing Poetry (Spoken word and performance workshop)
- Eliza Hatch (Portrait Photography Workshop)
- Rabbits Road Press (Trip to printing press, introduction to Risograph printing)
- Hannah Davey, Arts Co-Ordinator Green Peace (Presentation and Q&A)
- Bold Tendencies
Meetings take place at Blackhorse Workshop.
The next group of Blackhorse Responders will run weekly every Thursday from 2nd March – 29th July, 4.30 – 7pm
If you are interested in joining this year’s cohort click here to complete the application form.
Got any questions? WhatsApp Lucy on: 07523 735463 or email firstname.lastname@example.org