SAVE THE DATE: OPEN STUDIOS 2017
Saturday 23rd/Sunday 24th September 2017
Chocolate Factory N22 Open Studios, celebrating 21 years, is quite a milestone when you reflect back on how it all started in 1996. A derelict building on Clarendon Road N22, empty since 1990 and just crying out for artists who with Haringey Arts Council (the previous name of Collage Arts) having failed to persuade the owners to make a unit available for studios, decided to squat the building and finally convinced the owners to make a unit available. That first unit was taken within two hours of being offered and the artists with Collage Arts built the studios, and so started the life of Chocolate Factory 1. The first Open Studios was promoted under a banner of “Imagine”……. and the public were invited to visit what was then an empty building and to imagine multi artform studios, performance spaces, gallery and lots more.
Over 21 years we have achieved almost what was imagined in 1996, we have the performance, dance, photography and film spaces, over 100 artists’ studios, a venue for music and theatre, and a restaurant. We have Chocolate Factory 1, Chocolate Factory 2, Karamel and now Chocolate Factory 3.
A map has been produced to accompany the N22 Open Studios leading all visitors to the event through what is the current Wood Green Cultural Quarter and featuring all the highlights of the cultural quarter. After a successful year, Chocolate Factory 3 has had another floor of artists added for this year’s event, there’ll be lots of things to discover from our artists on the 3rd and 4th floors! This year we will also feature many of the successful musicians and music producers with performances throughout the event in both Chocolate Factory 1 and Chocolate Factory 2.
So enjoy the new and existing delights in the N22 Open Studios and let’s celebrate 20 years of the event and more importantly, the acceptance of the Wood Green Cultural Quarter, after all it has only taken 20 years of campaigning for it be finally recognised. Here’s to the Cultural Quarter becoming the key asset of Wood Green, which we creatives always knew it was….
N22 Open Studios 2017
Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017, 12 noon-6pm
Private View: Friday 22nd September (6-9pm)
For more information and previews of the art on show, be sure to visitwww.n22openstudios.com
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Nearest tube station to the Chocolate Factory is Wood Green - 7 mins walk.
Nearest overground station is Alexandra Park - 10 mins walk.
Very reasonable pay-for local multistorey car park is on Caxton Road - 5 mins walk.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more questions.
Do you have questions about N22 Open Studios 2017 - 23/24 Sept ? Contact Collage Arts | Chocolate Factory Open Studios