Save The Date

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Kingsgate Workshops turns 40 this year with a special edition of our annual Open Studios Weekend

Open Studios Weekend 2018 opens with a party on Friday 22nd June 6 - 8pm continues Saturday 23rd June 12pm onwards and Sunday 24th June 12 - 6pm.

Back in 1978 in West Hampstead, a group of artists and small businesses gathered to take over and develop a derelict warehouse - and four decades later, we're still here!

A lot has changed since the late 70s of course - Kingsgate Workshops has evolved into a thriving arts community housing over 75 artists, craftspeople, makers and designers. Alongside a packed programme of contemporary exhibitions in the Project Space, Kingsgate has supported generations of emerging artists with artist residencies. 

And now we want to invite you to celebrate it all with a big, 1978-themed party!

As well as the rare chance to see inside the studios behind the mysterious, imposing Victorian facade and buy unique luxury craft and artworks from our studio holders, this year visitors can get involved with a creative programme including:

Taster Workshops
Try out a new creative skill in these sessions led by talented artist educators for less than the price of a fancy takeaway.
No need to worry about committing to a term of classes, visitors can just turn up and have a go.

The Golden ticket Tour
Led by Kingsgate Workshops' director, innovative contemporary curator Dan Howard Birt, this tour will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at some of the artists in Kingsgate who are most active in the contemporary art scene. 
Booking opens soon and spaces will be limited so make sure you keep an eye out!

The Hidden Gems Tour
Did you know there's a violin restoration workshop at Kingsgate Workshops?
And paper cut-outs of an astonishing complexity are fashioned in Studio 2.
We'll show visitors all this and more on the Hidden Gems Tour!

History and HeritageTalks
What was the building originally used for? How did Kingsgate Workshops happen? How has it survived the property boom and studio shortage in London?
Find the answers to these questions and more in our series of talks from people who were there at the start of Kingsgate's journey.

Food in the yard
To fuel you up for your odyssey around the studios, tasty treats from food trucks will be available in our newly expanded outdoor space.

Full programme and booking details TBC
Over the next month or so new activities and full booking details will be announced - keep an eye out on our website.