Back by popular demand, The Collection 2018 will be our biggest celebration of art in the community yet. Come and enjoy our annual celebration with our resident artists and the community at the Bromley by Bow Centre. This year’s event will run for an extended period, with open studios, a Christmas market and festive launch event not to be missed.

This really is the most anticipated Bromley by Bow Centre event of the year and we cannot wait to see you there from Thursday 6th December until Sunday 9th December.

Our Cafe will be transformed into a pop-up exhibition space showing off the work of our community artists. You can also see inside our open studios, including those of our resident artists who will be hosting guests and selling their work.

And don’t miss the party on Friday, where we will be turning on our fantastic Christmas lights, and ringing in the festive season.

Christmas market

From Thursday to Saturday the Church will be holding a special Christmas market filled with stalls selling food, vintage and handmade products. Be sure to come down and buy some unique gifts for your friends and family.

Want to have a stall?

We’re looking for sellers of handmade and vintage products to have stalls at the market. The weekend attracts over 450 people, and there is a small charge for stalls to cover our costs.

To book, email Jamiuel at or call 0208 708 9700.


Thu 6th December, 6-8pm
Preview: City Life Exhibition, Christmas market and open studios

Fri 7th December, 6-9pm
City Life Exhibition, open studios, Christmas market, lights, food and music

Sat 8th December, 12 noon – 5pm
City Life exhibition, open studios, Christmas market and cafe

Sun 9th December, 12 noon – 5 pm
Open Studios, ceramics and sculpture

Bromley by Bow Centre
St Leonards Street
E3 3BT

For more information, get in touch with or call 0208 708 9700. We look forward to seeing you there.