Cliftonville Cultural Space opens its doors on Wednesday (September 27) to launch ARK – a new addition to Cliftonville’s arts, events and community offer.
The event at the former synagogue site in Albion Road, Cliftonville, will include entertainment featuring some of Thanet’s finest musicians – Falle Nioke, Daisy Beau, Charlie Hannah and Thomas Abrahams, plus a DJ set from internationally acclaimed jazz musician Jessica Lauren and the Margate Social Singing Choir.
There will be food created by Annie Nicholls, inspired by ARK’s Jewish heritage, plus a bar and free drink on arrival.
ARK’s autumn programme includes two shows that are touring nationally – The Rest of Our Lives on 30th September – which was recently nominated for UK Theatre’s Achievement in Dance award – and a multi-media adaptation of Robert Tressel’s seminal novel, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists on 3rd November.
On 20th October, Margate Social Singing Choir’s benefit concert will raise money for ARK’s community projects, as will East Endings on 14th October, a documentary film about some of the Jewish East End’s most colourful characters. The screening will be accompanied by a live performance from Cliftonville-based cellist Francesca Ter-Berg.
ARK’s programme will range across all artforms and includes workshops, classes and drop-ins as well as ticketed public events.