Get away from the city, get out of the flat and let's make something
City Woodwork has one aim: to bring woodwork into the community
In our bespoke workshop space at the Remakery, Brixton, we offer courses of varying duration. Purpose designed for community woodworking, this is a great place to work on your project. Our courses are project focused which means you take away something you have made. They are an ideal opportunity to make new friends, relax from the office and learn new skills.
Typically our short courses run for a half or full day. We provide all tools, materials and expert tuition. More challenging projects are carried out over ten to twelve-weeks, usually two hours on successive Monday or Tuesday evening.
We can also provide corporate events - team-building - at your place of work. Nothing develops confidence and instills team spirit like made-by-hand as a group. Additionally, you will have attractive, wooden planters (or similar) to adorn the office and remind you that you are a team!
For these and events courses there is a fee, which we use to fund our community programs.
We are passionate about taking woodworking into the community. Working with your hands is a well known antidote to stress and anxiety and can help with depression. When we work as a group it also builds a community spirit. With our mobile workshops - knock-down work benches and hand tools - we bring these benefits to your community. A community room or garden is an ideal place to work.
A community project means typically we spend a few hours each week working, teaching and mentoring a community class. The projects vary markedly from building planters, bee hotels and bird boxes to a group building a gazebo for their community garden or park.
We also engage with community groups like Incredible Edible (Lambeth), Tenant management Organisations and Maudsley Hospital to deliver practical support for community health and wellbeing. We are keen to do more in this area.