Poplar Works' Birthday

To celebrate our third birthday, we're hosting a programme of exciting events at Poplar Works on Thursday 2nd March.

Events include Behind the Scenes tours where you can learn about the space and meet the designers, taster sessions from mending workshops to candle-dipping, pop-up shops and exhibits. Sign up for free below!

Events Programme

Poplar Works Birthday Open Day will run from 3 pm to 7 pm on Thursday 2 March.

Meet the members (and your neighbours) by following us on Instagram @PoplarWorks as we introduce you to the designers and makers who work here.

3.30 pm / 4.30 pm / 5.30 pm / 6.30 pm – Poplar Works Studio Tours – Join us for a guided tour of the space to meet the makers, discover how Poplar Works started and the vision for its future.

From 3pm – Sign up for Alteration Appointments every 30 mins with the team at Re_Considered and join a range of workshops from our members and local maker community including:

3 pm – 6pm – Join us for free family-friendly crafting sessions in The Works Café with Asma Begum.

3 pm – 6pm Hand Paint Your Clothes Workshop with Juliet Herrera.

3.30 pm and 5.30 pm – Weaving Workshop with Making for Change. Hand weave your own unique keychain using waste textiles from the Making for Change studio. Suitable for ages 8+. All children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

5 pm – Trouser Hemming with Sartorial Therapy.

6 pm – Candle-dipping with Wax Atelier. 

You can visit open studios between 3 pm – 6 pm but space is limited for some workshops and activities.

Walk-ins are welcome but register for free via the Register link below or by calling 020 3111 2480 to secure your place and to get the latest updates on the programme of activity.

Register here

Meet the Members

Poplar Works is home to 39 small and medium-sized fashion, making and creative businesses, supported by The Trampery; London College of Fashion, UAL’s award-winning Making for Change programme, which supports East Londoners into jobs in fashion and textiles production; the Centre for Fashion Enterprise’s Fashion Accelerate programme, which is incubating 7 businesses on site. The café, open to the public, is run by local enterprise The Works. 

Discover the Members of Poplar Works