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Wheelchair Accessible Experiences

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In October 2018, EmptyChair committed to making experiences wheelchair accessible experience accessible to all.

The Wheelchair Accessible page on EmptyChair is the perfect tool for wheelchair users wanting to explore the different workshops, classes and experiences on offer in London.

Every venue in the page is reviewed by the activity host for multiple accessibility factors (learn more here), but if you have any further questions, you can always reach out to the host through the interactive chat. Follow #wheelchairlondon on Instagram for more, tag your activities and spread the word when you are out discovering new things!

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£25

We have designed this workshop for people would love to enjoy a journey in art, mind and body. Put yourself in colours and simple but effective patterns, creating beautiful art work and relaxing at the same time.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£28

This is an essential lesson is designed for all new knitters, which teaches you fundamental skills and supplies you need to kick start knitting through step-by-step instruction. Our tutor will widen your view about knitting and all its secrets.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£25

Our handmade soap workshop teaches you a simple melt and pour process. Explore your creative side by creating and customizing your very own soap, completely tailored to your dermatological needs and aroma itches.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£32

If you have knitted a scarf you must feel ambitious to move on to a jumper or cardigan, but it is never easy, the confusing pattern reading and techniques never seen before will stop you from the very first few rows. This is why we are here to help with your very first jumper. During this 90 minutes workshop: For the clients who have their own patterns to follow, we will go through the pattern together. Make sure all the technology involved in this pattern are clear for you to knit along. If you have started your work, we will also check if you have made any mistakes and correcting them. For the clients who don't have a pattern, you will be able to choose from thousands of patterns Library, decide what style you wish to achieve and we will also make sure you understand how to read and follow a pattern, as well as all the techniques involved in the pattern, will be explained. All tools and materials are provided, you are welcome to bring your own project and yarn. If you don't have any, don't worry just come along. Only Requirement: You must have basic knitting techniques, understanding how to cast on, knit and cast off. Enjoy your first big knitting project, with our help you will have a lot of fun.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£36

Get that creativity juice flowing with this BYOB (Bring Your Own Beer/Drink) pottery experience. This introductory lesson is ideal to wind down after a long day at work, or a great pre-drinking idea for the weekend feel free to bring apple juice too though! During this session: You will learn the basics of hand-building and throwing at the pottery wheel, together with lots of mud and fun for a very good psychical 90 minutes. Choose a funky glaze for your masterpiece, and it will be fired and ready for the collection in 2 weeks time.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£18

Want to have fun and do something really quick and easy? This pompom Workshop is perfect for you! It is playful, summery and it is pompom!

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£28

Lino Print is a great way to create illustrations on paper, cards, wood, and fabric. During this workshop, you will be introduced a lot of techniques you need to know about lino print, materials and tools as well start your own Lino Print Art works.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£25

If you are looking for a luxurious bath and get ready for a relaxing soak, with the aroma of traditional herbs and flowers with a fizzy zest then we have the perfect workshop for you. Bath Bomb Making!

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£36

During this workshop, you will be using completely natural ingredients, creating your very own lipsticks from scratch. The professional designer will also help you to explore and create your personal colour to match your skin.

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Hackney

£75

In this one day shoe design workshop you will learn how to design footwear from both a creative and technical point of view, using our templates, inspirational ideas and shoe blocks we will help you take your ideas to the next level.

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Hackney

£110

In this one day workshop you will learn how to make a pair of truly bespoke summer sandals and will walk out with your creations on your feet! Limited spaces available.

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Hackney

£500

The 3 day intensive shoe making workshop includes notes, tuition and all materials needed to make your shoes. In this workshop you will learn how to make a pair of shoes from start to finish.

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Westminster

£1000

Vins Extraordinaires is delighted to be working with David Gower OBE, one of Englands greatest cricketers and a renowned enthusiast of fine wine. Join David and enjoy some of the best fine wines you've ever had while listening to him talk about his life and career. I am delighted to be hosting Vins Extraordinaires fine wine and cricket evenings. Years of experience watching the champagne corks fly at Lord™s and the many friendships I have built up with wine makers and consumers alike have proved that cricket and wine mix exceedingly well, so I hope that guests will indeed enjoy the combination of some fine and well-honed cricket stories alongside some fine and beautifully aged wines.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£32

This workshop will allow you make this extremely fun and newly created workshop in 2018, you will be the first group of people trying out this new shower experience, just imagine a shower soap that smells fantastic at the same time it wobbles!

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£28

Our Polymer Clay Workshop will allow you to explore the limited possibilities to create with Polymer Clay, our tutor will showing you some very useful techniques including how to condition and color blend your clay before use.

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Tower Hamlets

£170

During this two day workshop you will learn how to: 1. Build detailed and professional wire armature. 2. Learn how to sculpt and create removable/replacement hands and head. 3. Design and create a stop-motion puppet from foam and liquid latex. 4. Design and learn how to paint onto latex and colour your puppet. 5. Learn how to create in built rigs for your puppet which will enable them to run and jump. This is a great weekend workshop for anyone wanting to learn how to create a more advanced puppet that can be easily animated as well as learning skills of designing and creating clothes specifically for animation puppets which can be used time and again. This workshop is very hands-on with each participant benefiting from one to one tuition throughout the weekend and while it is advanced, no prior experience is needed. You will leave with a complete professional puppet as well as the skills to create more puppets for future animations.

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Hackney

£350

Flat shoes are a year round wardrobe staple. In this two day beginners shoe making course you will learn how to make a pair of fabulous flats from start to finish. We have 4 styles to choose from, and a huge variety of colours and embellishments.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£25

In this class you will be shown how to make basic knots. Don't worry there aren't too many of them and they are super simple. This workshop is for absolute beginners so we will use the most basic techniques, playing with beads and colours to create your own.

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Lambeth

£25

Art4Space will provide a magical creative experience. The children will make their own art work to take home to remind them of a fantastic party. The children will learn alongside professional artists and be inspired by our amazing community art centre and garden.

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Westminster

£20

Imagine operating from a PEAK state in your professional life. What would it look like if you: Improved your ability to sell yourself and communicate your ideas? Spoke with confidence, clarity and composure in the professional arena? Made a clear and firm commitment to yourself and invested in improving rare and valuable skills? This is the state I want you to operate from, so you can maximise the positive impact you are having in the world. You will be able to overcome obstacles and dismiss doubts in your mind, enabling you to fulfil your potential. You have something unique and wonderful to offer. You have more to give. Let me guide you through some practical strategies and techniques for putting your experience and wisdom into action to better your own life and others. You, and I have an individual responsibility to convert our passion, determination and knowledge into useful service for others. Let me help you increase our contribution, and secure more optimal outcomes and more rewarding results. Make a big investment in you, the greatest commodity you have, and challenge yourself to pitch the best version of yourself in the professional environment. In these public speaking sessions we will cover: 1. Making a positive first and lasting impression 2. Networking, the event and the follow-up 3. Elevator pitches 4. The role of body language 5. Dealing with objections and difficult questions 6. Universal presentation principles. My approach to these sessions is to blend the theory and practice of each of these aspects. We will look at WHY they are important and also HOW to execute them, with many interactive activities and opportunities to practice and implement what we learned, with regular, immediate and constructive feedback. My experience in coaching individuals and organisations to speak with confidence and with clarity includes: 1. Working in political press communications in Westminster 2. Lobbying and public affairs for multinationals and the UK legal sector 3. Volunteering on social action projects to train teachers and students in Africa.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£25

This is an essential lesson is designed for all new crocheter, which teaches you fundamental skills and supplies you need to kick start crocheting through step-by-step instruction.

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Westminster

£25

Of course, we cant teach you everything there is to know about filmmaking in 99 minutes, but you would be surprised how much you can learn about making films and the film industry in just a single evening. The 99-minute film school will run through the core essentials you will need to make a film and create a plan to launch your career, with dozens of tangible tips on everything from sourcing your film crew, marketing your film and finding work on film sets.

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Hackney

£55

In this course the students will choose from a variety of colours and will learn how to make their own simple envelope leather clutch with a gold or silver sam-brown fastening. Students will also learn how to use a semi-industrial sewing machine.

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Westminster

£57

Light is the most important tool available to you when enhancing the atmosphere and mystery of your story on camera. On the shoot, the Director of Photography will spend the greater part of his or her time getting the film lighting set-up to best represent the scene€™s aesthetic and emotional needs. This basic film lighting class will give you the information you will need on your next shoot. Using a digital camera and a simple film lighting kit, this evening film lighting class will introduce you to the basics of film lighting for moving pictures, with emphasis on working on the low-budget digital formats.

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Westminster

£150

Think of any film that you loved and it is nearly always the main character that stays with you they are engaging and believable. Presenter Kira-Anne Pelican calls this Deep Characterisation. Learning to create deep characters is one of the hardest skills writers need to develop. It is not helped by the fact that many of the best-known approaches to characterisation are over simplistic and based on pop psychology.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£28

Felting is the process of compressing and matting fibres together to create a dense form, it is also one of the oldest known fibre crafts. Thousands of years ago our ancestors felted wool to create basic footwear, blankets, clothing and yurts.

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Westminster

£150

Established filmmakers will often tell you that writing, directing and producing a film is merely ten percent of the equation. The remaining 90% of a filmmakers effort is finding their independent film distribution. This one-day masterclass is lead by writer/director Simon Hunter and distributor and marketing expert Jonathan Sadler. Together they form an invincible team with over fifty films produced and distributed between them. They worked together on Simon’s award-winning film Edie starring Sheila Hancock.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£38

During this workshop you will be able to have a taste of the Native American culture by creating a real dream catcher with a modern touch

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£38

This workshop is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning the basics of paper Cutting. Paper Cutting is a fast growing trend and a great way of creating designs to brighten up your home, create decorations for special occasions such as Christmas and Weddings, or make personal gifts for friends and family. During this three hour workshop you will learn how to use a scalpol knife to cut intricate designs from existing templates. You will learn various techniques which Silvina will talk you through step by step, and will be encouraged to experiment with colours and textures using a selection of papers to create your piece. You will create your own artwork which you can then take home with you. Your work can then be mounted into a frame and given as a present, or displayed in your own home. You will also learn how to create your own designs for future artworks.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£32

For those of you who are looking to sew a dress for themselves or some home decors, or perhaps some toys for a baby, but get really confused about how to operate the sewing machine and reading the crazy lines on the pattern, this course covers all. This workshop is going to go through all sewing basics for stitching on the sewing machine, from how to prepare your machine, fabric and set up your workplace, how to address common problems, after this 90-minute introductory class you will happily sewing ever after. Whats more is that in Token Studio we have received more than 1000 different types of printed fabric, all of which you will have access to during this workshop to creating you're first ever project. What are you waiting for? Let's sew something fun!

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£36

Needle Punching is a relaxing technique of embroidery which doesn't involve endless and complex stitches, instead at Token Studio, we developed it into yarn therapy for those love yarn!

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Westminster

£150

Have you ever considered how Comic Book or Graphic Novel can help scriptwriters? Do you think your novel or film screenplay could be adapted into a graphic novel? Does your project have a Transmedia element that could include a digital or webcomic? Presented by #1 New York Times Bestselling List and Eagle Award winning comic book and graphic novel writer and screenwriter Tony Lee (Doctor Who, Superboy, 2000AD, Spider Man, X-Men, Battlestar Galactica) takes you through the steps to turn your idea into a comic book or graphic novel and the steps you need to take to get yourself published, in a revised for 2018 version of his acclaimed one day masterclass.

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Westminster

£5

The Raindance Open House is your opportunity to experience a real taste of our world-renowned evening & weekend film training courses, classes and workshops. Attending our Open House will allow you to learn more about the different filmmaking disciplines and crafts through sample lectures and workshops delivered by experienced film professionals over the day. Attendees will leave with an introductory knowledge of the many filmmaking disciplines taught by Raindance.

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Lewisham

£13

Looking for a new hobby? Be warned - Once you start you won't be able to stop embroidering everything and everywhere! Bring along an item of clothing you want to embroider on to, freshen it up and make it on trend or simply create a stitch sampler on fabric. This is a free design class, we'll show you an array of different things you can learn and you can pick and choose what suits you.

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Westminster

£15

Halloween is creeping up on us again and Sanctum is expressing its sinister side with an epic bloodthirsty experience planned at our haunted hotel! Kick off the night with our indulgent three course Halloween menu to feast on, with a complimentary glass of Gosset Champagne!

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£36

Design, craft, and fuse together these Luxury Soy Candles! Long lasting and toxin-free, this is a great creative way to spend time with your friends and do your bit for the environment! Our Soy contains no toxins, herbicides and pesticides!

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Westminster

£299

The film directors journey begins with the screenplay. How we connect with and gain insight into the story on the page greatly influences the impact of the film we make. Once we have a vision of the film we also need to make sure we can communicate this to our other collaborators effectively and with the knowledge that the script supports our choices. In order to organise his or her directorial thoughts a director needs to understand the fine art of script analysis. For the writer/director this is doubly necessary. It is all too easy to assume our team understands the story that we know so well. Unless they are psychic or know you intimately this is unlikely to be the case. Learn how to extract the important knowledge you have buried in your brain to help others help you. In this weekend workshop we will look at practical and dynamic approaches to working with the screenplay with a view to sharing our vision with others and in addition develop multi-layered and more engaging storytelling skills as a director.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£38

Join Token Studio to create beautiful Gel Candles that tells a story of yours. Using the most creative methods and organic ingredients making we will make evert single candle into a piece of artwork. In this warm festive season, this can be a unique gift or a reward for yourself, the workshop is friendly and therapeutic. You will go home with one of the most beautiful candles you will ever see. During this workshop, you will be learning how to create an artist candle from decorating the bottom, using the different types of wax and essential oil to adding different properties to candles, meanwhile, our artisan will demonstrate how to handle different type of wax for 3D shaping the candle by hand. Additionally, we offer many herbs and flowers to give amazing look and benefits for your candle experience.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£28

Come join us for a workshop in fine art. Learn about different drawing techniques, dimensions and shading.

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Haringey

£48

Bring a touch of spookiness to your room with a Halloween paper lampshade designed by you. Whether it is pumpkins and bats, or ghosts and ghouls they can all be created using paper collage and then printed onto a paper lampshade and set up in your party room. A Papershade workshop lasts around three hours. In that time you'll have the run of an artist's studio, loads of different paper to choose from and expert help if you need it. You'll create a design using just paper on an A4 template which is then printed on the spot onto five panels of Papershades paper. Then you construct your lampshade - perfect for a table lamp or room light. Perfect if you want to create a dash for a Halloween party and give your lighting a special twist.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£30

We deeply believe if you are new to Art you would love to have more insight in what tools you might willing to buy before jumping into a supply shop and wasting a lot of money on equipment you don't need.

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£20

Enjoy playing with super satisfying slime and want to make your own or having all your best friends making it together, Yes everyone loves slime, and It is fun for the whole family! Unicorn slime, puffy slime, glitter slime, galaxy slime, twilight slime you name it, we can make them all! Want some crazy play day? Join Token Studio! During this workshop/party: We will be using the best tested out recipe, from measuring to mixing you will be doing it by yourself, after making the slime base, you will be given 6-10 different containers, in those containers we will be making all types of clime possible, butter slime, galaxy slime, crazy eyeball slime, diamond slime and even cloud slime, this is going to be an ultimate slime making party you will ever need!

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Hammersmith and Fulham

£120

We can make beautiful cold process soap with the creative twists because Token studio produces creativity and excitement!

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Westminster

£99

Indulge yourself with some of the most exclusive, famous and highly admired vintage and estate red wines in the world in the Red Wine & Cheese Tasting event of the month! Amongst others, try Saint Emilion, Chateauneuf du Pape, Cotes de Beaune, Vintage Bordeaux and an exclusive 12 years old Vintage Carinena Gran Reserva. What is more, do not just taste these six exclusively selected red wines, but have each paired with a carefully selected fine cheese to compliment the wine. Celebrity Wine Connoisseur Kam Zadeh will host the evening for you and share his passion, knowledge and experience with you in fun and informative evening.

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Lambeth

£30

Have a hen do to plan? Want a creative and crafty birthday party? Anniversary party with activities? Make a bespoke mosaic or tile-making piece with bubbles and nibbles for you and your party! We can help you to plan a creative day out at our studio! We will provide tea, coffee, bubbly wine and nibbles. Art4Space have over 18-years experience with mosaic and the creative industry. For example make a mosaic or tile name tags for your wedding or a present for your parent's wedding anniversary. You will be taught mosaic art by the ladies who did the mosaic artwork in Leytonstone tube station and just completed London's longest mosaic! We will also do games for your party to make it a creative and fun day out!

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