More about Beecholme

Beecholme is also the first postwar "mixed development" housing scheme in Hackney, with a mixture of houses and flats with the taller block having five storeys and containing one-bedroom and bedsit accommodation. It is featured in Volume 15 of Hackney History and was the site of Beecholme House, the family home of Maj. John André (d. 1780), who was executed as a British spy in the American War of Independence.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

New Bookbinding and Sax workshops from Clapton Arts Trust


About the workshop:

Create your own multi-section hard cover notebook/sketchbook/journal. No previous experience needed. Leave at the end of the day with a completed professionally looking bound book and with copious notes to jog your memory so you can make many more at home.

To be held at the "Alf Partridge Community Hall" on the corner of Prout Rd and Casimir Rd in Clapton E5, less than two minutes walk north of Clapton Pond or two minutes south of Clapton railway station. Buses 253, 254 and 106 stop at Prout Rd.
Map to Prout Road.


Saturday 12th Jan 2013, from 10am to 4.30pm


Non members £60 (plus £4 for materials). Consessions available upon request.

CAT members £45 (plus £4 for materials)


Please email: with your full name and we will send you options to pay.

Katy Goutefangea is a printmaker and practising visual artist living and working in London. She has many years of bookbinding and printmaking experience, and has been teaching art workshops since 2008. Katy has exhibited work in various venues including The Museum of Childhood, Bankside Gallery and Pushkin House.
As well making her own bound projects she works on commissions for outside clients and artists.
Tutors website:


About the workshop:

A small group workshop focusing on producing a great sax sound!
Whether you can't play a note or just need to brush up, you'll benefit from this workshop - leave at the end of the workshop being able to play a recognizable tune with confidence.
• learn how to create a sound
• learn how to hold and handle your sax properly
• have an insight into how the saxophone works
• be confident in playing a range of notes
• guaranteed to be able play a recognizable tune by end of session


The artist's music studio and recording space in Clapton E5, three minutes walk from Clapton Pond.


Thursday Jan 24th 2013 - 7.30pm to 9pm


Non members £20. Consessions available upon request.
CAT members £15.


Please email: with your full name and we will send you full details and options to pay.
NOTE: Bring your own sax. If you don't have one, let us know.


Andrew McNeil graduated with 1st class honours fromt the Guildhall (becoming BBC "Young Musician of the Year" on the way),and has since worked with many leading orchestras & groups, performing in concert halls, jazz clubs, festivals and rock gigs with more than one performance broadcast live internationally by the BBC & Sky.
In addition to professional performance, Andrew has wide coaching and lecturing experience, from the school classroom to a "Masterclass" at Trinity College of Music.
In fact, Andrew has taught both saxophone and piano to advanced level as well as offering lessons in music production; recording & post production techniques, genres covering classical, pop, soul to R&B, drum ‘n’ bass and hip hop.
Andrew has composed scores for film, theatre and advertising and is currently working on the orchestral score for a musical.
Whether you're a complete beginner and want to take the whole course or just need a brush up and want to take a workshop or two, you couldn't be in better hands... ...and if you have any questions about music performance, composing, recording or production, you won't have to go very far to get them answered.
Tutors website:

Clapton Arts Trust Workshops webpage

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