TEMPORARY CLOSURE TO THE PUBLIC
EFFECTIVE MARCH 18TH

The Rooftop Arts Centre has temporarily closed to the public — effective March 18, to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

The Rooftop’s priority is to protect and support our visitors, artists, staff and volunteers. While we don’t have any confirmed cases connected to the Rooftop, we believe that we must do all that we can to ensure a safe and healthy environment for our community, which at this time calls for us to minimise gatherings while maintaining the cleanest environment possible. We look forward to soon announcing when we’ll be able to welcome our staff and visitors back to the Rooftop.

We will assess the situation on a weekly basis.

Dinah Kazakoff
Gallery Director

Whats On

 

All of the current and upcoming exhibitions, events, music nights, and art classes and workshops at the arts centre.

Online Exhibitions

May – June

Connect

Our first online exhibition explores the theme of connection, something that we are all missing during this time. With over 150 works from over 50 artists, we hope that the inclusive nature of the exhibition brings joy, beauty, and hope to all who come to visit during these difficult times.

View the exhibition here

Exhibitions

February

Postcard Show

Wednesday 26th February – Saturday 21st March

All galleries

Preview Evening
Wednesday 26th February from 6pm – 8pm

A brand new group exhibition featuring artworks inspired by the format of the humble postcard. Artists of all ages and ability have contributed to this wonderfully diverse show. Featuring painting, drawing, craft, sculpture, mixed media, and more.

All the artists in the exhibition responded to our latest open call for artworks and as always we are really impressed with the creativity and imagination on display. From pieces that hark back to postcards from bygone days to contemporary reinventions of the 6 x 4 format.

This is such a diverse and expressive show and one not to be missed!

 Join the Facebook Event here

Events

Ward & Parker in Concert

With support from Ethan Kenna

Friday 20th March
Tickets £8 adv / £10 on the door
Doors 7.30 pm

Join us for a concert with Ward & Parker a sensational new duo with support from exceptional local upcoming musician Ethan Kenna, a licensed bar and a great atmosphere!

Sensational new duo featuring John Parker, previously of JCB song fame in Nizlopi, and Cliff Ward, founding member of folk supergroup The Willows. The combination of Parker’s beautiful soaring double bass and beatboxing style accompanying Ward’s excellent songs and guitar playing is a perfect and charismatic blend. Performing a diverse mix of alternative acoustic, jazz and folk-pop with fine musicality, flair and dynamism, between them they have performed with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Kate Rusby, Newton Faulkner and Nick Cave, and received ecstatic reviews in the press, one not to be missed!

 Tickets available here

Join the Facebook Event here

April ACoustic Night

Wednesday 1st April
Doors 7.30 pm – 11 pm

Free entry

Join us for our April Acoustic Night with open mic slots, featured acts and a licensed bar. The event has been put together in association with Kontra Roots Promotions.

Our featured acts this month are:

The Old Grey Dogs
Return of the rousing and hugely popular local bluegrass legends.

Ruby Muse
Excellent duo who play a highly original blend ambient alt-blues, folk-rock and chilled Americana.

Andy Griffiths
Singer-songwriter from Leicester and a master of eclectic, uplifting songs with fabulous lyrics.

Open mic slots available between acts so please message for details.

Join the Facebook Event here

Workshops

Young Creators

Every Saturday
Last session in 2019 is Sat 21st December.

Ages 6 – 10 from 11.30am – 1pm
Ages 11 – 14 from 1.30pm – 3pm

£4 per child
All materials provided

Fun creative classes for young people aged 6 to 14 taught in two sessions for each age group. Come and explore painting, drawing and mixed media in a friendly environment with Daniella Labosova.

Please contact us to book as places can be limited.

Join the Facebook Event here

Painting & Drawing

Every Wednesday
1 pm – 3 pm

£6 per class
Bring your own sketchbook

This class will take you through the process of creating a piece of artwork, from the drawing to a finished painting. Basic drawing skills are an advantage. Richard was a Tattoo artist for 15 years and these project-based sessions can be used to learn new skills or work towards a completed artwork from start to finish.

Contact us for more information and booking here

Weekly Art Class

Every Thursday
1 pm – 2.30 pm

Painting and drawing workshops for all levels and abilities. People welcome to join at any time during the course to learn new skills and further their creativity.

Pricing available per session or per course.

£10 pay as you go

6 weeks
£60 / £50 concession

For more information and booking contact Fanoulla Georgiou at lazydaisydoo@aol.com