Face to Face Exhibition
3rd June – 22nd July

A group exhibition of textiles and mixed media portraits by adults taking part in creative courses with WEA and Peter Bedford Housing Association.
The array of exciting artwork on show is the outcome of 4 different weekly art and craft classes in PBHA: The Workshop on Geffrye Street in Hackney. Each course, in Textiles, Painting, Drawing and Print Making, seeks to educate and support students in gaining new experiences and developing their personal potential. Community engagement, health and wellbeing lie at the centre of all of our activities.
This exhibition is an opportunity for students to publicly showcase their achievements in our creative courses, and gain experience of curating as a team.
The one-off artwork is available for sale to further develop students pride and confidence. Also to generate income for individual students, and a small commission to support ongoing learning programmes at PBHA.

Textiles Taster Workshop
Wednesday 14th June – 11am-1pm and 2-3pm

A friendly drop-in workshop at Outpost, as a taster session for our courses at The Workshop. This is an opportunity to meet some of the students, and join in with textiles techniques they have learned. You will have the chance to try out simple tapestry techniques and learn basic knitting stitches. We will also be working on a collaborative weave that you are all invited to contribute to during the workshop. This will become part of the FACE TO FACE exhibition on show at Outpost.

No booking required – All abilities welcome!


The Face to Face exhibition and textiles workshop are part of London Creativity and Wellbeing Week, a festival led by London Arts in Health Forum showcasing the work of leading thinkers, practitioners, artists and organisations using the arts and creativity to create a healthier society. The festival will feature hundreds of public events for people to learn how the arts and creativity can improve health and wellbeing. It presents performances, sharings, workshops, talks, film screenings and art exhibitions in hospitals and hospices, schools, community centres, arts venues, carehomes and more.

This year’s festival is structured around the lifecourse in line with the findings of an upcoming Inquiry report on arts and health led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Wellbeing.