OSE Public Programme 2023

This years Associate-led Public Programme, in partnership with Turner Contemporary, responds to themes of social & ecological hybridity, as set out in the Associate’s first term curriculum entitled When The World Looks Back At You: about storytelling, ecology and the weird led by artist Saelia Aparicio. Through explorations of the voice, the body and sensitive connections to the natural and man-made networks that unite the world around us, the Associate-led Public Programme explores creativity and collectivity in green spaces.

This year we’re excited to announce our partnership with Turner Contemporary, who are generously hosting part of the public programme.

Turner Contemporary is one of the UK’s leading art galleries. Founded to celebrate JMW Turner’s connection to Margate in 2001, the David Chipperfield designed gallery opened in 2011. Turner Contemporarys work extends beyond showcasing world-class exhibitions, to driving the social and economic regeneration of Margate and East Kent and transforming lives in one of the most deprived areas of the UK.

You can find a full listing of this years FREE events below ~ booking is required for all events – please visit specific event pages for details to book!


Laindon & Poppets 

Short film screening with Maz Murray, led by OSE Associate Lizzy Deacon

Wednesday 15 February @ Turner Contemporary, CT9 1HG

5.30PM – 7.30PM

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Organised Chaos

Painting & image-making workshop, led by OSE Associate Kieran Rook

Saturday 18 February @ Open School East, CT9 1NZ

11.00AM – 4.00PM

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Venice Fellowship Presentation (Part 1)

Featuring OSE Alumnus Tolu Oshodi 

Wednesday 1 March @ Turner Contemporary, CT9 1HG

6.00PM – 8.00PM

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Beasts Between The Cracks

Costume/performance workshop with An(dre)a Spisto, led by OSE Associate Kiera Saunders

Wednesday 15 March @ Turner Contemporary, CT9 1HG

5.00PM – 8.00PM

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Venice Fellowship Presentation (Part 2)

Featuring OSE Alumnus James Jordan Johnson 

Tuesday 28 March @ Open School East, CT9 1NZ

6.00PM – 8.00PM

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How Do Ideas Grow

Listening session with Vicki Bennett (People Like Us), led by OSE Associate Leon Clowes

Wednesday 12 April @ Turner Contemporary, CT9 1HG

5.30PM – 8.00PM

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A Forest Of Things

Arduino & coding course with Matt Mapleston, Led by OSE Associates Jamie Lee & Emily Stapleton Jefferis

@ Open School East, CT9 1NZ

Session 1 – FRIDAY 24 FEB, 1.30PM – 5.30PM

Session 2 – TUESDAY 7 MARCH, 1.30PM – 5.30PM

Session 3 – FRIDAY 21 APRIL, 9.30AM – 5.30PM

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Topiary Social Club

Artist talk & workshop with Paulina Martinez, led by OSE Associate Josefina Mellado

Friday 5 May @ Open School East, CT9 1NZ

5.30PM – 8.00PM

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Our Collective Landscape

Led by OSE Associate Jaccaidi Dyer

Wednesday 17 May @ Turner Contemporary, CT9 1HG

5.30PM – 7.30PM

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Blossoming Bodies (II) 

3-part radio show exploring metamorphosis of the human body into plants, produced by OSE Associate Aliaskar Abarkas

Wednesday 7 June @ Broadcasting online

Schedule TBC

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Art In Times Of Crisis

Online artists talk with emerging Ukrainian artists, led by OSE Associate Lise Smirnova

Wednesday 14 June @ Online via zoom

1.00PM – 3.00PM

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Short film screening & live performances – curated by OSE Associate Sarah Khan

Saturday 24 June @ Margate Arts Club

7.00PM – 11.00PM

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Vulvas that Bite And Other Creatures

Craft workshop & In-conversation, led by OSE Associate Milou Stella

Sunday 25 June @ Turner Contemporary, CT9 1HG

1.00PM – 4.00PM

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Environmental Justice Questions 

Artist talk & workshop with Harun Morrison, led by OSE Associate Simina Neagu

Friday 7 July @ Turner Contemporary, CT9 1HG

5.30PM – 8.00PM

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It’s A Myth

Myth-making workshop with Abigail Hampsey, led by OSE Associate Samuel Vilanova

Tuesday 11 July @ Turner Contemporary, CT9 1HG

5.30PM – 7.30PM

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