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Stratford Open Studios

Saturday, October 6, 2018
Opening Hours: 
12pm - 5pm
Stratford Studios, Essex House, 375 High Street, Stratford, London E15 4QZ

Come and have a look at the work being made in Bow Arts’ Stratford Studios this October! We will be opening the doors to one of our busiest sites, giving you a rare opportunity to look behind the scenes and see the kind of work being made behind these four walls.

Since opening in 2013, our Stratford Studios community of artists, designers and makers has continued to grow. We house a wide variety of practices in our 29 creative workspaces, including set design, fashion design, millinery, painting and performance, and alongside their work artists of all these disciplines will be in the studios for you to meet.

The event is free to enter, with artist-created items on sale, a small accompanying events programme, and tea and cake served.

We’ll see you there!


Paint a Leather Pouch Workshop with Dee Maxwell

Drop in anytime from 12:30 - 2:30pm

(Price varies depending on size of pouch chosen: £12 - £24)

Learn how to paint on leather to create your very own personalised pouch. Put your artistic skills to the test with a freehand design, or use one of our typography stencils to create the perfect monogrammed pouch. With a wide selection of leather colours, from bold metallics to subtle pastels shades, there's something for everyone.

Create a Leather Wall Hanging with Dee Maxwell

Drop in anytime between 3pm - 5pm

Small £10, Large £15

Choose from a wide variety of leather shapes to design your own leather wall hanging. Will you choose something soft and delicate with pink suedes and nude tones, or are bold metallics and bright colours more your style? Once you've chosen your design, I'll sew them up and attach to a wooden dowel to hang in your home.


Nearest station: Stratford High Street DLR, (1 minute away), Stratford Tube Station (Central, Jubilee, Overground, TFL Rail, and DLR lines)

Bus: 5, 69, 86, 108, 104, 158, 238, 241,  257, 262, 276, 308, 425, 473, D8, UL1 

Parking: No parking available.

Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Stratford Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Stratford Station.

Please note: The studios are not easily accessible for those with limited mobility, or requiring the use of a wheelchair. There is no lift access.

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Kirk Flash, Sam Freeman, Baska Wesolowska, Francisco Rico Campos, Alicia Thorpe, Ciara Monahan, Jane Bowler, Charlotte Westmorland-Stubbs, Daily Life Ltd., Dee Maxwell, Silvia Ospina Amaya, Syeda Begum, Regina Olagunju, Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Phil Le Gal, Shula Malata, Nina Ryner, Katy Baird, Catherine Hoffman, Rory Parnell-Mooney, Fannie Shiavoni, Laura Napier, Laurent Veilex, Masahiko Morikawa, Oliver McConnie, Christopher Smith, Anne-Marie Faulkner, Pia Bramley, Mala Lal, Clare Wilson, Adam Hogarth, Barnaby Lambert