The Hundred Club at The Showroom — make a newspaper in a day


A free family workshop for 6-12 year olds and their siblings, parents and carers.

This workshop invited attendees to come to The Showroom to be journalists for the afternoon. In this creative workshop children were invited to respond to books and materials in the Editorial Tables exhibition space to make their own writing and drawing. They then worked together to edit everyone’s work into a printed newspaper to take away.

The Hundred Club is an experimental creative space based in Thamesmead in south-east London, using arts and play to explore social justice issues. The club is led by artist Ruth Beale and produced by TACO!. Through collaboration and hands-on activities, members of the club experiment and play through art and making, using these as inspiration to imagine a more fair, just and equal society. The Hundred Club is based on principles of democratic decision-making: as an experiment in ways to work together, all members of the club decide the rules and direction of the activities. The children publish their work in their own newspaper, WAAAAH! The most recent issue focused on the climate emergency and is available to take away from the exhibition Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities at The Showroom.

This workshop took place as part of Editorial Tables: Reciprocal Hospitalities, a collaborative project between The Showroom and Frame Contemporary Art Finland, with the Finnish Institute in the UK and Ireland. The exhibition and public programme are co-curated by Lily Hall at The Showroom and Yvonne Billimore & Jussi Koitela at Frame. This forms part of the core exhibition and public programme at The Showroom in 2023; Rehearsing Hospitalities, Frame Contemporary Art Finland’s public programme for 2019–2023; and Together Again, a programme by the Finnish Academic and Cultural Institutes.

Rehearsing Hospitalities 2023 is part of the EU-funded project Islands of Kinship: A Collective Manual for Sustainable and Inclusive Art Institutions. The Finnish Academic and Cultural Institutes’ commissioning programme Together Again is funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation and the Wihuri Foundation. The Showroom is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.


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