Commissioned by Waltham Forest for the London Borough of Culture 2019, ATOMIC 50: Time Travels in Tin has is a collaboration between Blackhorse Workshop and Abigail Conway.
ATOMIC 50 is the number of protons found in an atom of tin. The Atomic 50 factory is a workshop performance that leads participants on a journey through time and metalworking.
Meet the traditional tinsmith at his shed and be set to work on your ATOMIC 50 tin badge using basic hand tools. Jump forward in time to the mechanical room where mass production and purpose-built machinery is used to create tin trumpets.
Take a seat in our domestic dining room; reflect on where tin is used in our daily lives and what it means to make useful and beautiful things with our hands.
Then record your messages for a tin-working future to the next generation, and hang your trumpet in the Singing Sculpture to amplify your message.
Working with eight local primary schools, performances will be for over 650 children from the borough. Throughout the Easter holidays, the experience will be open to the public, for children aged 7-11 accompanied by an adult.
For tickets and more info visit Blackhorse Workshop website.