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©2018 Meanwhile Space

Meanwhile Space CIC is the pioneering social enterprise at the forefront of ‘meanwhile uses’. As the market leader in Meanwhile uses since 2009, Meanwhile Space designs innovative Meanwhile® solutions to vacant commercial space, working across sectors to deliver Meanwhile projects and strategies, operate affordable workspace, and deliver longer term Meanwhile developments. 

The company first defined the term as the ‘intelligent use of unproductive empty buildings and underused land’ and outlined the benefits to communities, landlords and occupants as deliverers of the 2009-10 central government Meanwhile Project.

CENTRAL PARADE

OPENING

Come celebrate the opening of a new creative space in the heart of Walthamstow, with live performances and open studios.

12th July 2016

6.30pm - 9pm

AUTUMN WORKSHOPS

We’ve got lots of exciting workshops coming up at Central Parade this Autumn, from piano lessons and upholstery to lino printing and embroidery, so if you fancy learning a new skill and getting creative, book yourself a place!

Music Lessons for All Ages
Children's lessons: every Wednesday
Piano lessons for all ages: by appointment
Click here to book

Upholstery Course
Learn to upholster a drop in seat from scratch.
Three week courses from 20th October
19:15-21:45
Click here to book

Lino Printing Workshops
Explore the craft of creating your own lino block printed artwork.
Tuesday evenings
18:30-21:00
Click here to book
Wednesdays: by appointment
Click here to enquire

Children's Art Workshops

Thursdays from 20th October
11:00-12:30
Click here to book
Saturdays 5th - 26th November

Click here to book

Drypoint Printing Workshops
Learn to create drypoint printing artworks full of line, tone and texture.
18th October
25th October
Click here to book

 

Free Monthly Embroidery & Stitch Club
A monthly get together for beginners and experienced stitchers alike.

31st October 
28th November
18:30-19:30

Click here to book

 

Tarot Learning Circle
A space for people interested in the tarot to meet and discuss the cards.

Every Tuesday for six weeks
18th October-22nd November
19:00-20:30
Click here to book

Mindful Mandalas

Learn to craft an Ojo De Dios (eye of God), woven with yarn between wooden sticks.

24th October

19:00-20:30

Click here to book

Tambour Beading Demonstration

5th November

Drop in from 10:30

Beginners Weaving Workshop

14th November

19:00-21:00

Click here to book

 

Winter Wellness Workshop

Learn how to boost immunity, expand your energy, master stress, balance mood, and awake health and vitality.
23rd November

19:00-20:30
Click here to book

 

Natural Dye & Slow Stitch Workshop
29th November

19:00-21:00

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African Lino Cut Christmas Cards & Gift Wrap
21st, 22nd & 27th November
18:30-21:00

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Kids African Christmas Baubles
28th November
11:00-12.30

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NZINGA

EXHIBITION

Central Parade residents Nzinga collective are launching their first exhibition showcasing paintings and prints from upcoming artists Antonietta Torsiello and Fungai Marima. In this show, the creative duo aims to create dialog and conversation around Black histories, through visual artistry: @nzingaproject

Private view

19th October

19:00-21:00

Click here to RSVP

RACER ROSA

LAUNCH NIGHT

We’re very excited to welcome new residents Racer Rosa to Central Parade this month. They’ll be opening their bespoke bicycles and fitting service shop, kicking things off with an opening night ‘do'.

 

18th November

From 17:00

Click here to RSVP

The festive season is fast approaching and we’ve got lots of exciting workshops coming up to get you in the spirit this winter!

 

Macrame Wall Hanging

Learn this traditional rope knotting technique to make a unique, handmade wall hanging.
6th December
19:00-21:00

Click here to book

Drypoint Printing

Create artworks full of line, tone and texture with this traditional technique.
6th & 13th December
19:00-21:00

Click here to book

Papercraft Christmas Decorations

Make unique, handmade decorations inspired by elements of Pajaki Polish chandeliers.
13th December
18:30-21:30

Click here to book

Music Lessons

Learn a new instrument or improve your skills in these classes for all ages and abilities.
By appointment

Click here to book

Lino Printing

Explore materials, pattern and image making through lino cutting and printing.
14th December
19:00-21:00

Click here to book

Kids’ printmaking

Kids will explore their creativity through different print processes including lino, mono and screen printing.
3rd & 17th December
12:00-13:00

Click here to book

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DECEMBER

WORKSHOPS

Pop down for a hot toddy and get stuck into some late night shopping with extended opening hours from our cafe, retail and gallery residents!

 

Thursdays in December

Open until 21:00

LATE NIGHT

THURSDAYS

CENTRAL PARADE

WINTER WARMER

Join us for a day of winter celebrations and get warmed up for the festive season! We’ll have music, mulled wine and mince pies to get you in the spirit as well as free workshops and shopping offers. Come and visit our residents in their gallery, retail and work spaces and feast on seasonal treats from the Cafe!

 

Saturday 17th December

10:00-21:00

Free Workshops

10:00-11:00 - Festive e-cards, draw & animate (cafe: drop in)

10:30-13:30 - Make your own tune & improvise, music making  (basement: drop in)

11:00-12:30 - Christmas present pom-poms & tassel making, session one (cafe: drop in)

15:00-17:00 - Screen printing tote bags (cafe: reserve a place here or drop in)

15:00-17:00 - Christmas present pom-poms & tassel making, session two (cafe: drop in)

All day - Bike health check (Racer Rosa retai)

Music & Merriment

17:00-18:00 - Barbershop Christmas songs & carols, roaming performance (cafe & beyond)

18:00-19:00 - Kuumba Youth Orchestra, festive quartet (cafe)

We're looking forward to the year ahead as 2017 promises to be an exciting one for Central Parade! With our second round of incubator residents moving in during January, there'll be a variety of new artists, designers, makers and creators for you to meet, as well as new products and services and a whole bunch of workshops for you to get involved in. Watch this space for news of what's coming up over the coming months!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

RETAIL INCUBATOR APPLICATIONS OPEN!

Our Retail incubator units are available from the middle of January 2018, for up to 6 months to local startups looking for an opportunity to trial a retail space with prices starting from £222.60. 

To find out more or to apply for a space, please visit: info/Apply or email:priya@meanwhilespace.com.

CENTRAL PARADE

WINTER WARMER 2017

Join us for an evening of winter celebrations and get warmed up for the festive season! 

(more details to follow)

 

Thursday 14th December

18:00-21:00