The Workshop is home to Peter Bedford HA’s Creative Industries programme. Located on Geffrye Street in Hoxton, East London, it has a flexible studio space and fully equipped joinery.

Since opening in April 2015, we have continued to offer courses in product design and development in wood, print and textiles, fine art courses and creative craft-based activities for PBHA tenants, participants and the general public.

We also offer work experience to tenants and other participants, aimed at producing and supporting creative design work, some of which is sold and exhibited in our Shop and Gallery, Outpost.

Joinery Placements at The Workshop Hackney London for Woodwork skills for individuals with ill mental health and/or learning disabilities.

Joinery Placements at The Workshop

Our joinery placements offer a supportive, inclusive environment where people with mental ill health or learning disabilities can learn practical skills in joinery, as well as develop skills to support recovery, social inclusion and employment.

Email us today to find out more and join!

Learners can expect to gain a range of practical woodworking skills including:

  • Joinery Techniques
  • Wood Finishing
  • Safe use of Hand Tools
  • Precision wood cutting measuring & assembling

Who is it for?

The Workshop is an inclusive space and our joinery placements are open to anyone who is experiencing challenging circumstances in their lives. This could be through mental health, learning difficulties, experience of homelessness or substance and alcohol dependency.

What does it cost?

We have a range of full day and half day placements throughout the week. Prices start at £35 for a half-day session including tuition and all materials.

How to join?

We accept self-referrals as well as referrals from social workers, care coordinators and other health and social care professionals.

For more information or to join, please contact our Adult Learning and Employability team on 02038154100 or email: learn@peterbedford.org.uk.

Improvers Furniture Making (Evening Class)

Explore a range of joinery techniques and learn how to make a beautifully designed shelving unit.

Duration: 10 weeks (Wednesdays 6pm – 8:30pm)

Dates: 9th October – 11th December

Location: The Workshop E2 8JA

Course fee: £225

Email us today to register or call Jonathan Rothenberg with any questions 07776769656

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Studio Space Hire

Are you looking for studio space to hire around Hoxton, Dalston, and Hackney East London?

The Workshop can be used for a variety of events such as yoga classes and life drawing art classes. It has a large studio space, that can hold up to 30 people.

It has a great creative, informal feel and is perfect for groups meetings, cinema nights, group gatherings, yoga or gentle exercise classes and fine art and craft-based activities.

Enrol on Creative Courses Today!

Interested in joining one of product design and development?

Do you have a flair for textiles?

Have you ever wanted to create a piece of furniture?

Check out current course offerings

Opening Times

Monday – Wednesday: Times Vary

Contact Us

Address: The Workshop, 83A Geffrye Street, Hackney, E2 8JA