Commissioned by Waltham Forest for the London Borough of Culture 2019, ATOMIC 50: Time Travels in Tin is a collaboration between Blackhorse Workshop and Abigail Conway. ATOMIC 50 is the number of protons found in an atom of tin. The Atomic 50 factory is a workshop performance that leads participants on a journey through time and metalworking. Meet the traditional tinsmith at his shed and be set to work on your ATOMIC 50 tin badge using basic hand tools. Jump forward in time to the mechanical room where mass production and purpose-built machinery is used to create tin trumpets. Take a seat in our domestic dining room; reflect on where tin is used in our daily lives and what it means to make useful and beautiful things with our hands. Then record your messages for a tin-working future to the next generation, and hang your trumpet in the Singing Sculpture to amplify your message.

Atomic 50          
Artist: Abigail Conway
[Exhibition Design]

Extra Design by:
Toby Poolman, Bethany Wells, Abigail Conway, Studio Lux

Set build: Tin Shed Scenery

Lighting by:
Marty Langthorne

Sound and composition by:
Ross Flight

Costume design by:
Natalie Pryce

Project branding by:
Studio Build

Performed by:
Micheal Armstrong, Elizabeth Bartram, Tyler Cunningham, Alex Stedman, Alexander Donnachie, Katie Fotis, Lua Garcia, Enrique Melin  Lauren Deanna Meredith Stubbs, Toby Poolman

Directed by: Abigail Conway

Assistant Director:
Kira Golightly

Stage Management by:

Adult class development:
Rob Fawcett
Jessica Jue and Made by Ore

Production by:
Harriet Warden, Mhairi McGhee, Helen Mugridge, Sarah Jane Murray, Abigail Viner and the London Borough of Culture Team