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The reaction from both Cockpit Arts Open Studios was fantastic! We would like to say a huge thank you to those who came, we loved chatting to you all!

We had more space within our Deptford studio to play with, as previously we have shared with other artists, which meant we could be more creative with how we displayed the products. We spent two full days organising the studio and making it as beautiful as we could and we were really pleased with the results. We had a great footfall this year which meant that a local business like us can put the profits back into the local area as every £1 spent with small or medium sizes businesses 63p stayed in the local economy compared with 40p with larger stores.

This year was the 30th Anniversary of Cockpit Arts and we had the pleasure to going to both sites this year. We had a wonderful space to display our collections and the feedback we received was wonderful. We also had the chance to catch up with friends from the Holborn site and see what new products and projects they have been working on since we last saw them at Christmas.

We hope to see you all again at the Christmas Open Studios which will take place at Holborn in the last weekend of November and for Deptford, the first weekend of December!


Written by Eleanor for Lorna Syson’s Our World


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