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Covid-19 update: our learning programmes have now resumed physically in our space following social distancing guidelines. Activities involving members of the public continue to take place online or outdoors. Please visit the Public Events & Short Courses page to find out about our activities and their location.

Open School East is a free, independent art school and community space that focuses on collective learning through the arts.

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Read more: Topics in Critical Thought, 2020

September – October

Topics in Critical Thought, 2020

  • Short Course
Read more: A view on to the street: a short history of community research, oral history and local publishing, with Ken Worpole

, 2–3:30pm

A view on to the street: a short history of community research, oral history and local publishing, with Ken Worpole

  • Seminars
Read more: *CANCELLED* La Poupe, live film performance with Anthea Hamilton

CANCELLED

*CANCELLED* La Poupe, live film performance with Anthea Hamilton

  • Public event

From the archive

Every two months we will feature an event from our archive. Presently, we invite you to listen to a recording of Open School East’s inaugural public discussion ‘Art, School, Society’ from back in 2013, with speakers Elena Crippa (curator, researcher and lecturer), Alistair Hudson (deputy director, Grizedale Arts), Janna Graham (projects curator, Serpentine Gallery), Ahmet Öğüt (artist and initiator of The Silent University).

Read more: Art, School, Society

Art, School, Society

  • Panel discussion

About

Established in 2013 and located in Margate, Open School East is a free, independent art school and community space that focuses on collective learning through the arts. We support artists at an early stage of their career to develop and sustain their practice, and enable young people and adults alike to learn new and transferable skills, develop their confidence and shape their creative voice by becoming active learners and co-producers of OSE’s programmes.


Past events

Read more: A view on to the street: a short history of community research, oral history and local publishing, with Ken Worpole

, 2–3:30pm

A view on to the street: a short history of community research, oral history and local publishing, with Ken Worpole

  • Seminars
Read more: What does it mean to be human?

, 6–8pm

What does it mean to be human?

  • Seminars
Read more: The Magic of an Ordinary Day with Sue Emm

, 11am–5pm

The Magic of an Ordinary Day with Sue Emm

  • Workshops
Read more: Doorstep Despacito

Every Wednesday from 8 July to 2 September 2020, 3-5pm

Doorstep Despacito

  • Despacito Art School