National Saturday Club Comes to Cockpit


Cockpit is throwing open its doors and inviting young people to join our new Craft&Making Saturday Club – part of the National Saturday network, which offers opportunities for 13-16 year olds to study the things they love, for free, on a Saturday. Drawing on the incredible talent of over 160 world-class makers to get hands-on with a wide range of craft skills.

Saturday Club members will explore their creativity and hone their practice as young makers by developing new skills, working with a range of materials, and learning directly from studio makers. The Club will explore themes of identity, sustainability and equity through making, looking first hand at the role that traditional approaches to making can play in our modern world. Club members will learn new making skills while also developing the ‘4 Cs’: confidence, creativity, collaboration, communication through craft skills.

13-16 years olds can sign up via the link below. Once your place is confirmed, you’ll be able to attend workshops on Saturdays throughout the year, covering a broad range of craft activities. Further details to follow, and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch.


21 October 2023 – 29 June 2024
Saturdays, 10:00 – 13:00


Cockpit Deptford
18-22 Creekside,
London SE8 3DZ

Interested in taking part?

Submit your details here today! Saturday Club opened in October 2023, and we are always looking for new members, so submit and application to get involved or come to one of our taster sessions to give it a go.

About the National Saturday Club

The National Saturday Club gives 13–16-year-olds across the UK a unique opportunity to study subjects they love for free, on a Saturday at their local university, college or cultural institution. With a particular focus on engaging young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and underrepresented communities, the National Saturday Club’s established model has proven impact. A remarkable national network of further education, higher education, the cultural sector, and industry works together in partnership to deliver these enriching extracurricular activities.

The National Saturday Club Craft&Making programme is delivered in partnership with Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST).

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