Take a look inside Cliftonville’s Open School East

Inside Open School East

Artists at Open School East, in Cliftonville, are inviting people to come and see what they have been working on.

The centre relocated from East London to the Pettman Building at 50 Athelstan Road in February. It is an alternative art school that offers a free study programme for emerging artists and a programme of events, activities and training that are open to all and free.

The open day will be from 2pm to 8pm this Saturday (May 6) and will feature a procession that will loop around Cliftonville, workshops on lie detection, plaster casting, silent karaoke, story telling with slides and a community barbecue with vegan options.

There will also be an exhibition of an art piece based on Hans Christian Anderson’s 1844 fairytale, The Nightingale, live performances and broadcasting of a sound piece called DONG every hour.


2pm: Start of The Nightingale Procession at Open School East, The Pettman Building, 50 Athelstan Road, Margate CT9 2BH. The procession will parade around the streets of Cliftonville and loop back to Open School East.

3.15pm: Emma Gibson, Leaking Joy, a class on lie spotting and truth seeking.

4.15pm: Louis Joe Sainsbury, George Harding and Emily Whitebread, Storytelling & Slides: an abstract retelling of The Nightingale through archive material, slide projections, live-making and spoken word.

5.15pm: Plaster casting workshop open to all. Bring an object or a body part (wear messy clothes)

6.15pm: Jessica Jordan-Wrench and Roxanne Gatt host The Nightingale Karaoke.

D O N G will be heard on the hour from 3pm- 8pm.

 Barbecue after 3pm.

The day is open to all and free.