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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:  

A Ballad of  Thamesmead x Body is your home, Sat 22nd June, 10.30-12.30, Waterways Children's Centre, Southwood Rd, London, SE28 8EZChildren and their families are invited to the Hundred Club at this month's family hub and reflect on what the idea of 'home' means to them through theatre games, sound recording, and making with clay.

Start the session with artist Dominika Kieruzel for ‘Body is your home’ - playing with clay and freely experimenting within the overarching theme of ‘home’. Spontaneously interact with the material, exploring how we might feel present while making. 

Then join visiting theatre group 'Dante or Die' to take part in some creative theatre activities and games, recording our stories and voices, as you reflect and share what 'home' means to you. If you wish, there is a chance for your voice recording to form part of  'A Ballad of Thamesmead', a performance project created by Dante or Die theatre in partnership with Greenwich and Docklands International Festival (GDIF) this September. Book here.


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 0TQ Join 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? Schedule coming soon. No need to book. 

Save the date! Summer sessions in Thamesmead, Abbey Wood and Woolwich. Full details and further dates coming soon.  - 26th July, 10-1
- 2nd Aug, 10-1
- 10th Aug, 12-6, Thamesmead Festival, Southmere 
- 20th Aug, 10-1
- 23rd Aug, 10-1

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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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