Save The School House!
This fantastic Grade II listed building was originally built by a local philanthropist, Arthur Ashpital.
He left it to the community for charitable purposes, however, it was sold to a speculative developer instead.
Clapton Arts have a great plan to use the building as a Creative and Digital Skills centre for everyone in Clapton, with regular workshops, events, an annual series of prizes and grants to help people get started in new projects and business.
But, we need your help!
It’s a race against time.
The building up for auction July 19th 2018.
We need your support to stop the auction and buy the building, reverting back to community use.
Please email your support here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Already 500 local residents have signed up to support.
Thanks for your help
Please view our "old" proposal video, for the scheme --->
Clapton Arts Trust formed in 2010 to save the old tram depot in Upper Clapton Road and the former Clapton Cinematograph building in Lower Clapton Road. Our current objectives are; to save the Old School house in Lea Bridge Road and to promote the Arts, in a wider context, within Hackney.
To advance the arts, crafts, heritage & culture for the benefit of the community in Hackney.To work with established and emerging artists to create an artistic and cultural quarter in Clapton.To regenerate historic and unused heritage buildings.
Provide access for all to local regenerated heritage buildings & promoting awareness of local heritage. Provide education in the arts (including visual and performing) and crafts & promoting artistic appreciation and wellbeing. Provide locally unique, affordable and sustainable studio, work and live/work spaces for local artists.
To enhance employment, education and training opportunities for artists and craftspeople, by the provision of sustainable studio and workspace, buildings and/or land on favourable terms.
To promote, maintain, improve and advance the education, cultural health and well-being of the public in the arts (including visual and performing), crafts and culturally, through the provision and maintenance of facilities, educational programmes, classes and workshops.
The Charity will endeavour to provide opportunities for participation in the facilities, educational programmes, classes and workshops, for hard to reach/BME communities, people with learning disabilities of all ages, the elderly and youth of Clapton and the wider community of Hackney.
Become a member
The Board of Trustees is made up of local people from a wide variety of professions and backgrounds and ages who have wide experience in art and design (including urban design), local history and heritage.
Saving the Old School house on Lee Bridge Road, is are current primary aim. Your support will form the basis of this campaign and help the preservation of this important heritage building.
We also encourage as many local residents interested in the Arts to join Clatpon Art Trust.
Current Trust membership is approaching a hundred and growing fast.