We run various community programmes for Lambeth residents and schools. Find out more about projects we are currently running here.

From 2017-2019 we ran Imagination Lab programmes from The Workshop in Lambeth. From 2020 we’ll no longer be based at The Workshop as we will be running events from new locations across London.

We will still be running activities in Lambeth and you can find out what you can get involved in here or visit our what’s on page for all our events.

Flying Futures

Launching in March, we’re inviting children and young people to tinker and experiment with movement! Throughout the spring, we’ll be running workshops and launching digital content for the home. Activities include 3D design, homemade wind tunnels and VR creations.

For those unable to access digital content in the home we will be supporting families through our Digital Lending Library. Alongside digital lending, we will also be hosting in person workshops at local iOi partner community Hubs. If you can’t come along, you can still get involved by using our free online resources, exclusive to Lambeth and Newham residents.

If you would like to be involved with our digital lending scheme you can enquire by emailing DLL@ioi.london.  Find out more about iOi at Home here.

Lambeth Sparks Tinkering Clubs

Do you have children aged aged 7-12? We’re running Lambeth Sparks Tinkering Clubs in Streatham Hill and Loughborough Junction in 2020. 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.

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.

Lambeth families in action
Fran and her children, Luke and Adam, have been attending Lambeth Community Programme events since 2017. Hear from them about the activities they get up to and why they love visiting!

Want to get involved?

If you are a community partner, school or family in Lambeth, looking to get involved, please get in touch at DLL@ioi.london or telephone on 020 7494 9153, or please submit your details using this form. Be sure to check out our latest events to see what we’re up to.

If you’re a partner organisation looking into sponsorship opportunities then there are a range of ways you can support the Institute of Imagination. We would love to work with you to find how you can make a real difference for children and families, in a way that means something to you. Please contact Stephanie Dittmer, Head of Development at hello@ioi.london or telephone on 020 7494 9153.

Find out about other ways you can support the Institute of Imagination: philanthropy trusts and foundations corporate partnerships volunteering iOi in action Imagination Matters

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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