Since 1994, Bow Arts have nurtured London’s diverse creativity and talent – creating opportunities to work, learn and enjoy affordable, lifelong access to the arts.

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What we do

Our studios connect artists with local communities, where they can meet other creatives and develop professionally. We give communities greater access to and interaction with the arts, through our learning programme, workshops, exhibitions and events.

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What’s on

Open Mic: Heartspoken Open Mic Night  

Thursday 1st December 2022, 6:00pm to 9:00pm , , Nunnery Gallery & Café, 181 Bow Road

Calling poets and poetry lovers of all levels and languages! Heartspoken Word are back for their second open mic night at the Nunnery Gallery revolving around the theme of ‘a lost love letter’. Grab the mic and bring all your letters – be they for your ancestors, hazy memories, or to our endangered planet.

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Schools, colleges and early years

We work with local, inspiring artists to deliver an innovative programme of learning through workshops, projects and training in schools.

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