A group of people looking at art
  • Date: 16th September 2023
  • Location: Lakeside Centre, Bazalgette Way, London SE2 9AN
  • Time: 12:00 - 18:00
  • Cost: Free

Explore the 38 artist studios located inside the Lakeside Centre and join Bow Arts for a day of music, exhibitions, and family-friendly workshops.

The event is taking place as part of Open City’s Open House Festival, celebrating our curiosity for what happens inside the buildings that we walk past every day. The iconic brutalist building was recently nominated for a Pineapple award for its sustainable creative retrofit, and has also featured as the backdrop for films such as A Clockwork Orange and the TV series Misfits.

The occasion offers the unique opportunity to connect with talented artists and experience their incredible works up close. As well as a workshop led by studio artists, delicious food and drinks will be available at this family friendly community event. Music will be played by DJs from RTM.FM, a community radio station supporting experimental music and audio cultures run by artist led space TACO!

Alongside the open studios, photographer Amanda Eatwell’s exhibition Getting to Know You will be on display in the Lakeside Centre’s rooftop project space. The exhibition showcases portraits of the artists based here at Lakeside, many of whom live in the neighbourhood and work locally with schools and within community-group settings. Downstairs in the café, visitors can see a group exhibition featuring work from Bow Arts artists residing in Thamesmead.

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