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  Knit the Aylesbury Estate  

ARCHIVED PAGE: This project has now been completed.

Aylesbury estate

The Aylesbury Estate in Walworth, South London, has stood for over forty years and has seen all life; births, marriages and deaths and has been home to tens of thousands of people since 1963. Now due for demolition this iconic and unforgettable London landmark will live-on in a unique project run by residents and members of the local craft group.

Throughout July and August there will be free workshops and community sessions for knitters new and accomplished to take part in this one-off project.

Aylesbury Estate

Some of the residents who attend the local craft and knitting group in the Crypt at St Peters, Walworth have decided to save their own version of their homes and are embarking on a project to "Knit the Aylesbury Estate", a permament reminder and testament to their home for so many years. All 2,500 homes and 50 blocks, complete with gardens, trees and windows.

You can get involved at the following sessions which are being held in the community over the course of the summer, culminating in a knitting club night in 15th August...

 

Saturdays 26th July, 1st and 8th August: pop into I Knit London, 106 Lower Marsh, SE1 for a few minutes or a few hours in the afternoon and knit your bit - whether it's a whole block or just a window. Materials provided.
Elefest Elefest, 12th July: at Elefest architecture week event, St Mary's Churchyard, Elephant and Castle, SE1, from 6pm to 9pm. Includes free open air screening of archive footage of when the Heygate and Aylesbury were built.
In-Spire 16th and 23rd July: 11am to 1pm - older people's session at In-Spire, The Crypt at St Peters, Liverpool Grove, Walworth, SE17 2HH (020 7740 6868)
1st August: Kids' session from 2pm at 2InSpire, 1a Wendover, Thurlow Street (East Street end), opposire Health Centre, celebrating Picture Box Cinema 1st anniversary, face painting and BBQ!
Thurlow Street 13th August: 1.30pm to 5pm - Family knit session at Thurlow Lodge, Wendover, Thurlow Street (Albany Road end), Walworth, SE17 2UD
Thurlow Street 14th August: 1pm to 4pm - Family knit session at Thurlow Lodge, Wendover, Thurlow Street (Albany Road end), Walworth, SE17 2UD
In-Spire 15th August: 2pm to 4pm - Open knit session at In-Spire, the Crypt at St Peters, Liverpool Grove, Walworth, SE17 2HH (020 7740 6868) - all ages welcome!
15th August: Knit club night, 7pm to 11pm - over 18s only! The licenced bar will be open and DJ Lush will be playing some classic easy listening tunes, at In-Spire, the Crypt at St Peters, Liverpool Grove, Walworth, SE17 2HH (020 7740 6868)
All materials are provided at the open sessions above. If you can't make them you can also contribute at our regular I Knit London knitting group meetings throughout July and August. Help play your own part in this historic woolly mammoth project! For more info please call 020 7740 6868 or email info@in-spire.org.uk