26 July – 11 September 2021

Join a free programme of arts activities taking place on Chisenhale Road this Summer. Set to inspire people of all ages and abilities to move, play and create. You can explore your imagination and experience family art activities, creative workshops, dance classes and live performances.

This will all take place in the Chisenhale Learn + Play + Create outdoor playground. A new space established by the Chisenhale Primary PTA as a temporary response to the pandemic.

The programme is a collaboration between Chisenhale Studios, Chisenhale Gallery and Chisenhale Dance Space, alongside the V&A Museum of Childhood and the Chisenhale Primary School’s PTA. The Summer of Art will create opportunities for play, inspire creativity and proactively bring together residents of Bow.


Chisenhale Studios Event Schedule

28th July 2021– Story Tree   
Join Visual Artist and Poet Charlotte Mew on a journey to create a shared story …. Assembling found words and creating sentences cutting up letters and planting on lolly sticks to be stitched ALL together in order to create a NEW narrative.

10.00  – 11:30pm     Get more info and book here.

1:30pm – 3:00pm    Get more info and book here.

5th August 2021– Gardens of Hope 
Do you remember what gave you hope during the pandemic lockdowns? Express it in this paper collage and watercolour painting workshop, where we’ll create one big ‘zig zag’ artist book and individual ones to take home.

10.00  – 11:30pm   Get more info and  book here.

1:30pm – 3:00pm   Get more info and book here.

28th July th August 2021– Midsummer Folklore & the Green Man Mask Making Workshop 
Come and create your own mask while learning about pagan myths and folklore surrounding summer solstice celebrations with artist Henrietta Armstrong.

10.00  – 11:30pm  Get more info and book here.

1:30pm – 3:00pm  Get more info and book here

11th September 2021 – Chisenhale Summer of Art Festival
Come along for the grand finale of Chisenhale Summer of Art. For the Festival, pre-booking is advised for workshops, however there are activities you can drop in and join throughout the day:

Story Tree Workshop, with Chisenhale Studios artist Charlotte Mew

For more  programme information and to see the full schedule of events click here.