About Gnome House

Gnome House is used for exhibitions, performances, workshops, rehearsals and many other events and activities

What is Gnome House?
Gnome House is a community arts space in Walthamstow, East London. It includes a printmaking studio, a large community/creative space available for hire and a pop-up cafe.

Gnome House is a formerly derelict factory. It’s transformation into a vibrant community arts space was led by local residents and artists.

Gnome House is able to accommodate performances, rehearsals, workshops, exhibitions and meetings. For more info about booking Gnome House click here

Gnome House is home to Inky Cuttlefish printmaking studios which is used for art classes and workshops – and where artists can use on an ‘open-access’ basis

Gnome House and young people – the ‘Ratpack’

Putting young people first is a priority for Gnome House.

The Ratpack is the name for the Gnome House youth group. The Ratpack meet on Saturdays to take part in a variety of different creative activities from printmaking to gardening. The young people also act as a steering committee, helping to shape the future vision for Gnome House and decide what kind of place they would like it to be.

The Gnome House youth group is called ‘The Ratpack’ and is run by youth workers Lauren and Chissola. The Ratpack meets on Saturdays

What type of organisation runs Gnome House?

Gnome House is run by Gnome House Community Interest Company (CIC.) A CIC is a type of social enterprise that wants to use its profits and assets for the public good.

The Gnome House Team

Office: the Gnome House office is open from 10am-2pm Monday to Thursday.

Melissa:  Virtual community centre and ‘Illuminated’
email:  ghvirtual@gnomehouse.org.uk

Jane:  Space bookings
email: bookings@gnomehouse.org.uk

Office and youth work:

Lauren:  Ratpack & space bookings
email:  bookings@gnomehouse.org.uk

Facilities support: Tom

Chissola: Digital content
Isabella:  Social media

Directors (voluntary roles)

Anna Alcock and Mark Burton

Gnome House Activities and Community Groups

Since May 2015 Gnome House has hosted numerous community groups and activities including: African drumming workshops, art classes, dance rehearsals and performances, exhibitions, meetings, conferences, weddings, theatre rehearsals and performances, birthday parties, cooking classes, pop-up cafes and much, much more! For more information about booking Gnome House please click here