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Our Annual Open House Festival takes place each May

2019: Saturday 18th May 10am until 4pm.

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Please come and enjoy the GCSE Art, Photography, Graphics  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, Year 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.

We are delighted to be a supporter of St Luke's Church Prestonville Art Materials Bank project, who are working with marginalised artists to take part in the Open Houses festival. These are artists who may feel otherwise excluded from the mainstream art world due to having experienced periods of homelessness, mental health issues, be in recovery from drug or alcohol issues, or are learning disabled artists. We would like to invite you to donate any spare and unused art materials of any medium that you feel could be useful to other artists. The Art Bank deposit box will be clearly labelled in the Art department

Time For Change - Inspired by the current youth-lead climate change movement, students from Year 7 have devised a piece focusing on the effects humans have had on our environment. Their own interpretation of Holmes & Watson as time-travellers from the future visit different natural environments - past and present - to see for themselves the effects we've had. For the past term the students have been developing their drama skills accumulating in today's performance. 

The Design & 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.

Musical performances from our students between 12.30pm to 3pm  A running order will be published soon.

Explore the woodland reading poetry inspired by nature. 

Friends of Hollingbury & Bursted Woods AGM will be held in the Brian Foster Environment Centre at 2.30pm. All welcome. After the meeting there is tea and cake followed by a talk from HK Hedgehogs - understanding the decline and what we can do to help thisanimal.

Hot food from the Trinidad Kitchen and other refreshments from Ghana Cafe.

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

Cloth direct from Ghana, Tie Die Clothing, Painted Pebbles, Herbs and teas, Love That Stuff -Fairtrade clothing and products, Local Artists, B&H Energy Services Cooperative; Bhophal Awareness; Banardos, RSPB, The Carer Centre, Lupus Support; Cats Protection; Plant sales, 

If you would like to have a stall at a school event please contact sdk@dorothy-stringer.co.uk



Dorothy Stringer School, Loder Road, Brighton, BN1 6PZ | Tel: 01273 852222 | Fax: 01273 852310 | Email: office@dorothy-stringer.co.uk