Immerse yourself in a giant pop-up cardboard world, Cardboardia Embassy inspired by the Thames and themes of water and fishing is coming to Thamesfest 2017.

We need YOU to help to create a water-themed cardboard world, including cardboard structures, props and costumes. Join participatory workshops led by celebrated Russian artist, Tyran in September. See below the workshops you can involved with.

Adult drop in workshops (Ages 16+):

Meet the team and join a two hour workshop on Wednesday 13th September and/or Thursday 14th September at 6pm – 8pm.

Family workshop (Ages 8+):

Bring your family along to help create the Cardboardia world on Thursday 14th September at 4pm – 6pm. 

Full week participation opportunity (Ages 16+):

Join the Cardboardia team for a full week of workshops where you will help to create the Cardboard installation for the festival. The week will be split into modules where you will learn about set and installation design as well as how to create interactive performances and how to work with the public at events like ThamesFest. 

This would be ideal for designers and makers, those interested in gaining new skills in building sculpture as well as those who love to create things with their hands. This would also be great for people interested in participation activities as well as performers. 

You will need to attend the workshop on Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th September for a full day (11am – 8pm) or a half day (11am -  4pm or 3pm – 8pm). You will also need to be available on Saturday 16th September for the festival. 

There is a short task to complete in advance and you will be sent this information when you contact Sophie to book your place.

Priority will be given to local Barking and Dagenham residents.

Where? The workshops will be held in Parsloes Park (the sports changing pavilion) in Dagenham. 

How much? Completely FREE!

Please book your place on any of the workshops in advance but contacting Sophie or call 020 8594 7136.

To guarantee your place get in touch by Thursday 7th September, 12 noon.

Do get in touch if you have any questions at all about the workshops. We look forward to welcoming you to the Cardboardia Marine Laboratory!