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Our Open House Festival takes place on: Sunday 13th May         10am until 4pm.



Art & Design 10am to 4pm

'EARTH without ART is just EH' 12.00, 1.30 & 3.00pm

Live Music - 11.30am, 12.45, 2.00, 2.30 & 3.30pm

Pond Dipping at 1pm Butterfly Haven Talk & Tour 2pm

Please come and enjoy the GCSE Art, Photography and textiles.  Every Yr11 will have at least one piece of work on show. Examples of painting, sculpture, printing, textiles, assemblage and photography can be seen, as well as some beautiful sketchbooks. There will also be work from other Years, including year 10 sculpture in-progress, 9 ceramic animals and 'urban scene' inspired textiles, Year 8 Clay insect reliefs and expressive landscapes and year 7 printing patterns.

"It is fantastic for our students to be part of what might be their first exhibition.  Being part of the Five Ways trail makes it even more special as their work is viewed alongside that of artists and designers who have much more experience.  Many of whom are professional artists.  We are hoping that many visitors will come to the festival and view the work that students have spent so long producing.  We are very proud of them" says Ms Fahy, Art Department.

'EARTH without ART is just EH' – A group of Year 7 students have been exploring the discipline of Devising theatre and what it means to create your own practical work independently. Using the same title, students have been tasked to create a short scene that examines what the arts allow us to do and achieve. Independently, students have created their scenes and they include a range of movement pieces, theatre pieces, and even a little bit of singing. It is a real celebration of young people being able to be creative and demonstrating why the Arts are so important.

The Design and Technology department are delighted to be able to show off the best of their students’ work this year and the Food Tech team will have cakes for sale.

We hope for a variety of acoustic musical performances throughout the day. A running order will be published soon.

Explore the woodland reading poetry inspired by nature, go pond dipping and explore Big Nature's Butterfly Haven.

We have a wide range of trading and positive action stalls including:

Brighton and Hove Sparrows Project;

Big Nature

Brighton Homeless Trust and The Living Coast promoting the Greater Brighton Cycle Challenge  

Cloth direct from Ghana, Painted Pebbles, Herbs and teas, Moss and Minatures, Plain & Simple, Local Artists,

Wingless Angel Project; Turtle Protection Project;

School Bus Project; Plan B; Greenpeace; B&H Energy Services Cooperative;

Lupus Support; Cats Protection;


If you would like to have a stall at a school event please contact

Dorothy Stringer School, Loder Road, Brighton, BN1 6PZ | Tel: 01273 852222 | Fax: 01273 852310 | Email: