TLC: Short film screening & live performances


7:00PM – 11:00PM

MARGATE ARTS CLUB – 276 Northdown Rd, Cliftonville, Margate CT9 2PT

Peter Spanjer, ‘Notes On Kindness’ (Video Still), 2020

“Orientations, then, are about the intimacy of bodies and their dwelling places.’ – Sara Ahmed

Stimuli from the past and present. Movement emerges. Sometimes we call it a ritual and perform it alone or with another, or many others. 

TLC is an evening of film and sound performances exploring ‘the intimacy of bodies and their dwelling places’, discovered through our connection with the self, technology, environment, and each other. In this selection of films, dis/orientations of the body are navigated through dances between erasure and resistance, queer utopias imagined through ‘Swamp Thing’, quests for self-discovery, and setting aside or tuning in to ancestral wisdom. Following the screening, two live sound performances invite an intimate collective sonic journey guided by the performers.  

TLC features short films by Peter Spanjer, Laila Majid & Louis Blue Newby, Fatemeh Kazemi, Sara Sadik, and Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme; and performances by James Jordan Johnson & Zeynep Ağcabay.

TLC is curated by OSE Associate Sarah Khan.

Booking is required – please use the link below to book!

This event is held as part of Open School East’s Associate Exhibition 2023. To find out more about the exhibition and other live events please visit:




7.30PM – 8.15PM

Screening schedule:

Notes on Kindness – Peter Spanjer 

South Florida Sky – Laila Majid & Louis Blue Newby 

Poor Knee / Trigger Finger – Fatemeh Kazemi 

Khytobygone – Sara Sadik 

Only the Beloved Keeps Our Secrets – Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme

8.30PM – 10.30PM

Performances by James Jordan Johnson + Zeynep Ağcabay


This event is generously hosted by Margate Arts Club. 

Running since 2013 The Margate Arts Club is a grass roots, artist run, intimate, inclusive, intersectional, LGBTQ+ and femme centred space. The main objective of The Arts Club is to facilitate the safe social intercourse of persons connected with or interested in Art, Music, Literature, architecture or Science.


OSE Public Programme 2022-23

This event is held as part of Open School East’s 2022-23 Associate-led Public Programme. This year’s Associate-led Public Programme 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 with natural and man-made networks that unite the world around us, the Associate-led Public Programme looks to and 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.