An immersive journey through Waltham Forest’s rich heritage in manufacturing and metalwork.
For Waltham Forest London Borough of Culture 2019 Atomic 50 returned to the borough, this time not to make toys, cutlery or aeronautical components, but to explore the exciting potential of tin in the 21st century. In operation for just a month, the factory was on a mission for new recruits to sign up to the metalworking revolution.
Blackhorse Workshop, Waltham Forest’s renowned wood and metal workshop, transformed a disused school building in Leyton into a ‘ghost factory’, Atomic 50, in a radical reimagining of the traditional learning environment, leading participants on an exciting journey through time and metalworking.
Blackhorse Workshop worked with acclaimed performance artist Abigail Conway and set designer Soraya Gilanni Viljoen to create the one-off installation.
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