In 2017 I ran a series of Batik workshop at The Geffrye Museum in collaboration with Hackney Arts. The space we had to work in was quite special, our class room opened out onto the Museum gardens and the plentiful natural light provided a calm and creative ambiance. The groups were quite diverse in terms of age and ability and it was amazing to see people bouncing ideas, sharing encouragement and generally engaging with one another. Hackney Arts is an arts platform and social enterprise. It provides a platform for local artists to share their work with residents in their community through interactive workshops and talks utilising venues all over Hackney. I have worked with Hackney arts on many occasions, delivering both commercial and social workshops.