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The Hundred Club is an experimental creative space that uses arts and play for children to explore social justice issues. Free and open to 5-12 year olds and their siblings, parents and carers.

The club was initiated by Ruth Beale and is produced by TACO!

A family club, we ask parents and carers to stay and get involved. 


Upcoming sessions:  

Breaking News! Sock puppets! Sat 20 July, 10am-1pm, Abbey Wood Library, SE2 9PT 
5-12 year olds and their families are invited to join artist Chloe Cooper for a series of creative workshops breaking down the news stories that matter to you. From zines to animation, collage to DIY publishing, this family session invites you to explore social justice issues and current affairs through art and making.
Use fabric, recycled materials and lots of glue to make puppets that you can use to act out news stories from this week. Pull out the key characters from this week's news (whether they be campaigners, politicians, animals or trees)! then make sock puppets inspired by them. Use your puppets to act out what's going on in the world right now. As you'll be the ones writing the script it'll be up to you to decide what happens at the end! Book here.


The Hundred Club at Bostall Gardens Parksfest,
Sun 21 July, 12-6pm, Bostall Gardens, Viola Avenue, SE2 0TQJoin playworker Zareen Islam and artist Lorelle Aboagye for a day of den-building, clay-play, badge-making and more, as we ask young people - why is community and green space so important? What does your dream play-space look like and do? No need to book.
12-2pm - Loose parts and play space with Zareen Islam
2-3pm - Geometric structure building
3-5pm - Clay, green space & community with Lorelle Aboagye
5-6pm - Make a statement: badgemaking



Hundred Club Studios presents….Characters in Motion, Fri 26 July, 10-1, Moorings Sociable Club, SE28 8BG 5-12 year olds and their families are invited to join writer and theatre maker Gail Egbeson, and artist Ruth Beale, for a creative session dreaming up characters and storylines. Devise your own character and bring them to life through roleplay, storytelling, games, writing, drawing and photography as you begin to plot out your own personal soap opera!  Explore the things you and your character perceive to be right and wrong in the world, and imagine how you might advocate for your character and their beliefs.

Part of our workshop series Hundred Club Studios presents… -  a series of workshops exploring the possibilities for a future Hundred Club film. Families are invited to collaborate with visiting practitioners on storytelling, animation and sound recording, guided by the social justice issues that matter to you. Book here.


Breaking News, Fri 2nd Aug, 10-1, 30 Poplar Place, London, SE28 8BA
5-12 year olds and their families are invited to join artist Chloe Cooper for a series of creative workshops breaking down the news stories that matter to you. From zines to animation, collage to DIY publishing, this family session invites you to explore social justice issues and current affairs through art and making. Book here.

Model Estates: Family Block, Sat 10th Aug, 12.30-18.30, Thamesmead Festival, Southmere Park Calling all young architects and town planners – what would your local area look like if it was designed by children rather than grown-ups? What do homes, public buildings and leisure spaces look like if kids are in charge? Join artists Nadina Ali and
Nathalie Coste for a day of lego letterpress, denbuilding and model-making as The Hundred Club designs our Model Estate.
Schedule coming soon, no need to book.


Hundred Club Studios presents….Light! Space! Animation! , Tues 20 Aug, 10-1, 30 Poplar Place, London, SE28 8BA 5-12 year olds and their families are invited to join artist Stuti Bansal for a morning exploring how we can portray the issues that are important to us, through playing with light. Transform the Moorings Sociable Club into a sculptural set of moving shapes and shadows. We’ll be thinking about what social justice issues matter to us, and how we can visualise these by making our own mini-videos.  Playing with colour, movement and shape we’ll be creating with light as Stuti shares techniques from her own practice of animation and installation.

Part of our workshop series Hundred Club Studios presents… -  a series of workshops exploring the possibilities for a future Hundred Club film. Families collaborate with visiting practitioners on storytelling, animation and sound recording, guided by the social justice issues that matter to the children. Feel free to attend any one or all of the sessions! Book here.


Hundred Club Studios presents….Materials, Sounds, Action! , Fri 23 Aug, 10-1, Moorings Sociable Club 5-12 year olds and their families are invited to join The Hundred Club in experimenting with the art of foley - using everyday materials to create sounds for film! Collaborate with artists Liam Bratchford and Jenny Pengilly as we record sounds for use in a series of mini films, to be shared online at the end of the summer. Spaghetti that sounds like jellyfish? Crisp packets that sound like people dancing? You decide what you want to portray and how you want it to sound!

Part of our workshop series Hundred Club Studios presents… -  a series of workshops exploring the possibilities for a future Hundred Club film. Families are invited to collaborate with visiting practitioners on storytelling, animation and sound recording, guided by the social justice issues that matter to you.

Book here.

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The Hundred Club is an experimental creative space that uses arts and play for children to explore social justice issues.


The Hundred Club is free and open to 5-12 year olds and their siblings, parents and carers.


To register for your family’s place for our weekend & holiday sessions, please fill in this online form - or for more information please email Natasha - nb@taco.org.uk

The club meets monthly in and around Thamesmead, and for extended special workshops in the school holidays. A family club, we ask parents and carers to stay for the sessions and get involved.

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We also run a weekly drop-off afterschool club at The Moorings Sociable Club in Thamesmead.

We currently have spaces on term-time Wednesday’s for 9-12 year olds. 5-8 year olds are invited to join the waiting list. For places please click here.

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Members of the club contribute to our own kids-produced newspaper WAAAAH!, as well as taking part in other fun creative activities like designing and speaking to special guests. Children and families are involved in decision-making, and each term we ask the children what the important issues are for them.

Sessions are facilitated by experienced visual artists and designers. Through collaboration and hands-on activities members of the club  experiment and play through art and making, using these as an inspiration to imagine a more fair, just and equal society.

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The Hundred Club was initiated in 2021 by artist Ruth Beale and TACO! Ruth Beale is a London-based artist. Their work troubles the structures and systems that shape society, from institutions to social ties to the public realm. Committed to the radical possibilities of working collectively and collaboratively, they use dialogue and exchange to rethink the ways we share resources and ideas about the future. In 2012 they co-founded The Alternative School of Economics with Amy Feneck, which explores economic and political issues in relation to the complexity of lived experience.


Recent commissions include Drawing Risky Play with Turf Projects, Croydon, London and Library as Memorial with Brent Biennial, London. Recent exhibitions include LIKE GODS at Swiss Cottage Library Gallery, Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities at The Showroom and a major new installation by The Alternative School of Economics in Economics the Blockbuster: It’s not Business as Usual, The Whitworth, Manchester.




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The Hundred Club Afterschool is made possible by The Peabody Community Fund. 

The Hundred Club is supported using funding from Royal Borough of Greenwich. 













Watch animations made by the club with Mary Martins here!







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2 CYGNET SQUARE
THAMESMEAD 
LONDON
SE2 9FA


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