Make and Create E17
This project is Walthamstow born, Walthamstow grown and Walthamstow based. Inspired by the creative blood running through its heart and community spirit which binds us together.
The driving idea behind Make and Create is a desire to bring people together to encourage creativity and community.
Have you ever uttered the words "I wish I was more creative?". Then you have come to the right place, my friend.
Make and Create project boxes are designed to remove barriers to creativity, by providing you with everything you need to make something useful or beautiful. Or both. Now wouldn't that make our old pal William Morris happy?
Creativity is a verb. Not a quality you are born with, but an action. Creativity is not about talent. It is about doing. It is about courage. It is about absorbing yourself in something outside yourself.
A distraction to the constant internal hum. A form of meditation.
Which brings me to the other reason I set up this project. Mental health.
In a world where we spend so many hours of our day on social media, comparing our lives to the lives of others, it's easy to get caught up in the illusion that we are not good enough. Not beautiful enough. Not fit enough. Not adventurous enough.
Put down the phone.
Turn off your TV.
Pick up a box.
Make and Create E17 run workshops and private events across London. We will also be selling project boxes online - so watch this space for more details on that, and check out our events page for tickets to upcoming Make and Create evenings throughout the year.
Think inside the box.