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Royal Albert Wharf Open Studios

Saturday 27th April 2024 , 10:30am to 4:00pm

Join Bow Arts for a celebration at Royal Albert Wharf. Explore the community of artists and see inside 40 artist studios, alongside a family friendly day of activities and fun.

children and adults sit around a long table making art

We are opening the doors to the public for a family-friendly day of activities to celebrate the talent, creativity, and tight knit community at Royal Albert Wharf this April. 

Step inside the 40 artist studios at Royal Albert Wharf to meet the talented artists working across mediums from ceramics, photography, footwear design, and more. The event is a chance for visitors to meet the artists in the studios and get curious about the artwork being created in the neighbourhood of The Royal Docks.   

Alongside the Open Studios and Parade events, Pump House Square will be open, featuring artist stalls selling unique and handcrafted works from studio artists. 

Refreshments will be available from local plant-based community cafe, the Well Bean Co, and family-owned restaurant Cafe Spice Namaste will be open on the day.

Shoalmates Parade

A highlight of the day will be the Shoalmates Community Parade, produced and delivered by community arts organisation Art in the Docks. Beginning at 2pm, the parade will walk around the dock with fish puppets made by several hundred Newham residents, a spectacle that celebrates individuality at the same time as collective belonging.


Alongside the open studios, The Place I Call Home exhibition will be on display in the Art in the Docks gallery. Supported by Newham Council’s Enrichment fund, the exhibition will showcase artwork from a programme of family-oriented workshops and events for Newham residents, with contributors ranging from pre-school children to people in their 90s. 


Find your way around Royal Albert Wharf with our map, designed by local artist Halle Peters.

More studios run by Bow Arts across London will be open following the Royal Albert Wharf open studios, so visit our What’s On and make sure you’re signed up to our Newsletter to see what we have in store.

Meet the artists

Read below about some of the artists who will be opening their studios to share their work.

Maria Stella Lydaki

Maria Stella is a London-based artist originated from an island in the Aegean Sea — an area filled with ancient and medieval symbols that often guide her creativity.

As a recent graduate from the Jewellery Linking Bodies department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, she learned that jewellery can take any form. She has since experimented with the medium as a performance, an installation, and a wearable object. She is currently researching the art of lamentation in relation to the ancient Oracle of Delphi, Pythia.

Sofia Kyriakopoulou

Sophie Kyriakopoulou creates playful, colourful compositions through drawing and painting, inspired by nature, life’s joys, and serendipity.

Her work delves into our cosmic interconnectedness, enriched by a Master’s degree with distinction from the Glasgow School of Arts and studies under the renowned painter, Professor J. Psychopaidis at the Athens School of Fine Arts. Currently focusing on a series about new beginnings, guided by dance, she runs studio based workshops to spread the joy and transformative power of creativity. Sophie invites everyone to explore and share in the excitement of artistic expression.

Norton Quays, Royal Albert Wharf,
London, E16 2QP United Kingdom
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Royal Albert Wharf

Royal Albert Wharf hosts an energetic, inspirational community with over 40 modern and spacious studios within a creative hub, hosting events for the local community.