Workshop 24

A pop up project in South Kilburn, Nov 2010-March 2011 - a Revolutionary Arts project


Do It Yourself

The Empty Shops Network return to Workshop 24, Peel Precinct, Kilburn for one final week of activity exploring the Big Society and Do It Yourself Culture. Ideal for community leaders and creatives alike. All sessions are free but places are limited to ten per session. To book email, Tweet @artistsmakers or text to 07859 228347. 

Tuesday 7th June: DIY Design: create branding that’s handmade, homespun and just as impressive as the big boys. With Steve Rowland, designer for Heavenly Records, Memphis Industries and Workshop 24. 1-4pm

Thursday 9th June: Empty Shops Surgery: iron out the creases and sooth the struggle, by spending an hour with Empty Shops Network founder and author of the Empty Shops Toolkit Dan Thompson. One to one sessions, hour long, from 1-7pm. Sorry, fully booked: get in touch for future surgery sessions

Thursday 9th June: Social Media Surgery: Sort out your Twitter from your Facebook, your Flickr from your Quora. Sit down for an hour-long one to one session with Daniel O’Neill, between 1-7pm. Booking essential.

Thursday 9th June: Words work together: A poetic exploration of the use of language, lyrics, and literature to give communities a voice. Participants will learn practical skills to use with local communities and get creative themselves. With Simon Mole. 1-4pm

Saturday 11th June: The Explorer’s Handbook: explore the city by looking up, over, around, under and through - an afternoon of exploration for artists, writers and photographers that will unlock new ways to look at where you live. Led by artist and explorer Dan Thompson. 1-5pm. Exhibition of work created 6.30-7.30pm. Results will also be used to make a fanzine - all participants will receive a copy.


Workshop 24 - the book

Documenting everything that went on at Workshop 24, and celebrating the creative people in South Kilburn, this book includes interviews, photos and creative responses to Peel Precinct. It’s all Made In South Kilburn.


South Kilburn Speaks: Poetry from Peel Precinct

Fanzine of poetry from the South Kilburn Speaks project which ran at Workshop 24: a pdf to download. Also available as an A5 zine from the shop.


What’s on in March

We’re in our final month - although we are working on plans to extend the life of the shop and make sure that the South Kilburn Studios project continues the good work we’ve started. Here’s what’s coming up:

5th South Kilburn Speaks - Live poetry 2pm
8th Made In South Kilburn (Book and Fanzine) 2-5
9th Girl With A Spade (Guerilla Gardening) all day/ Afternoon tea 1-4
12th Documentary workshop
14th A-Z Alphabet Afternoon 1-4
15th A-Z Alphabet Afternoon 1-4/ Made In South Kilburn 2-5
16th Girl With A Spade/ Afternoon tea 1-4
21st ImaGen Exhibition (Photographic project)
22nd ImaGen Exhibition
23rd Chelsea Students Exhibition
24th Chelsea Students Exhibition
25th Chelsea Students Exhibition/ Peel Precinct Party 2-5
28th River Kilbourne Day
29th Made In South Kilburn Exhibition
30th Afternoon tea 1-4

Permalink From an old architect’s model of South Kilburn: aerial photos of a very clean, minimal Kilburn

Spare Place

New project from the Empty Shops Network, mapping useful spaces like empty shops and tin tabernacle churches! A South Kilburn version is in preparation.

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Permalink See those shutters? We’d like to commission somebody to paint them. We don’t want anything obviously graffiti style, as there’s lots of that locally; we’d like something graphic, illustrative or text based. Ideas? Contact @artistsmakers on Twitter or email
Permalink Artist Foz at Workshop 24 - catch her there every Wednesday afternoon from 12th January for afternoon tea