At the Imagination Lab, we run various community programmes for Lambeth residents and schools. We run some free activities exclusively for local residents and welcome Lambeth residents to attend a range of additional events at the Lab with discounted or free tickets.

Our Imagination Lab is located at The Workshop on Lambeth High Street: a space where children and families can explore and discover new technologies and experiment in arts and science workshops.

The Imagination lab is open for anyone to visit, but we offer a variety of different activities for Lambeth residents, as the community the most local to the Lab.
Lambeth Sparks Programme

Lab Learn school sessions
Imagination Lab free tickets
Training workshops for adults
How can you support this programme?

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Lambeth Sparks Tinkering Clubs

Do you have children aged aged 7-12? We’re running a new two year Lambeth Sparks learning programme for Vauxhall, Streatham Hill and Loughborough Junction residents. This is a great opportunity for children to take part in a drop-off after school Tinkering club for 8 weeks with access to cutting edge technology to learn the basics of coding and more. They will try out virtual reality, stop-frame animation, micro-computing using BBC Micro:bit and LEGO Robotics in a creative and playful environment to develop skills in creative problem-solving, improve their confidence and support wellbeing.

Households that receive the following benefits can apply to become a Lambeth Spark: Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit, Incapacity Benefit, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment & Support Allowance, Income Support, Pension Credit, Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Free school meals or Universal Credit.

Vauxhall dates: Thurs 26 Sept, 3, 10, 17 and 31 Oct and 7, 14 and 21 Nov. 4-6pm
Streatham Hill dates: Tues 14, 21, 28 Jan, 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb. 4-6pm
Loughborough Junction dates: Tues 10, 17, 24, 31 Mar, 21, 28 Apr, 5, 12 May. 4-6pm

To register your interest fill in this form, email lambethsparks@ioi.london or call 07585 009726.  Jump to top

Lab Learn school sessions

Our Lab Learn programme welcomes Lambeth primary schools to the Imagination Lab for free, offering opportunities to bring creativity and imagination into everyday learning. We provide tools for teachers that help them to continue this approach and the activities they try out back in the classroom. For the latest programme of events, visit the What’s On page. Jump to top

Imagination Lab sponsored tickets

Alongside this programme, we hold large events for the general public. We provide a limited number of discounted tickets for Lambeth families to attend these events. We will always state on the event listing if discounted tickets are available for Lambeth residents and how to claim them. You can be the first to hear about the events by selecting ‘Events, offers and news for Lambeth residents’ when you sign up to the newsletter above.

For the latest programme of events, visit the What’s On page. Jump to top

Training workshops for adults

We run free training sessions at the Imagination Lab, which provide the opportunity for adults to use new technologies and develop new skills, to aid future employability and entrepreneurship. There are also opportunities to become trained as an iOi volunteer, so you can help out at our events. For the latest programme of events, visit the What’s On page. Jump to top

Local families in action Fran and her children, Luke and Adam, have been attending Lambeth Community Programme events at the Imagination Lab since we opened the doors of the Lab in 2017. Hear from them about the activities they get up to and why they love visiting the Lab! Jump to top

How can you support this programme?

We need you to spread the word about our free programmes to local schools, teachers, community groups, after school clubs, volunteering organisations and families. Please email imaginationlab@ioi.london for more information. Jump to top

The Lambeth Sparks programme has been generously supported by the Walcot Foundation.

The Lambeth Community Programme was generously supported by the Rangoonwala Foundation.

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