Gandhi Chaplin Memorial Garden

gandhi india mapThe Gandhi Chaplin Memorial Garden is currently being built in Canning Town and our art installation for the garden is beginning to take shape. After a great series of workshops with pupils from Rokeby school, exploring the history of the meeting and the social and cultural context of the men and their time, some great design ideas were produced. Artist Alan Read has developed these into a set of four mosaic panels to be installed in the garden and work on constructing them has begun. Above is a sneak preview of the work in progress. More details on the opening of the garden to follow…

New Courses at Rosetta Art Centre

pattern2 copy 6037595-antique-mosaic-close-upWe will be offering two brand new courses at Rosetta from September 2014: Islamic Art & Design and The Art of Mosaic. Both will take place on Monday evenings from 6pm-9pm. Check back soon for more details or contact the office on info@rosettaarts.org


Our Newham Summer School Art Classes

This year we have five summer school classes on offer:

  • Masking Making
  • Print Making
  • Sculptural Wire Art
  • Fashion and Studio Photography
  • Enterprising Art

For more details on these courses see full details on our Summer School Page here. Places are limited and can only be booked through the Newham Council online system here.

Free workshop series for adults creatively exploring Local Heroes

Revealing-Memorial-Bells-Image19-300x200Local Heroes is a project by Memorial Community Church that explores the heritage of the 197 local men that died in the first World War and whose names are inscribed on the stunning church bells.

This year we are working with the Church to help local people explore this heritage further through a series of free workshops where participants will learn archive research skills from a professional historian and respond to the heritage creatively with the assistance of a visual artist and a poet that will result in work being featured in an exhibition in the autumn at the Tower Gallery within the Church.

The workshops will be held at the Church (395 Barking Road, E13 8AH) but dates are still to be confirmed.

If you are interested in participating in these workshops (or know anyone who might like to) contact david@rosettaarts.org for more details.

Artwork of the week:

lynetteUntitled by Lynette Francis, painting student. This work is on show in the Painting Studio as part of our End Of Year Show 2014. Come along on Thursday afternoon to see it and many more great local artworks!


We are part of Stratford Rising, a consortium of arts and cultural providers, producers and educators based in Stratford. Take a look at the Stratford Rising website and see what we have achieved so far…


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