Cliftonville Cultural Space

with Charlie Evaristo-Boyce, Falle Nioke, Dominic Rose & others 

Credit: Nathan Jones

Cliftonville Cultural Space (based at the Margate Synagogue/Shul) has collaborated with Margate-based artists Charlie Evaristo-Boyce and Dominic Rose to create a reinterpretation of a sukkah.

A sukkah is a temporary shelter built from found and natural materials during the Jewish festival of Sukkot which falls during the Margate NOW festival. It represents the shelters built during the Jewish diaspora’s 40-year exodus in the desert and relates to temporality, nature, environment and harvest. Dominic and Charlie come from different creative practices and disciplines including photography, installation, fine art and printmaking. Taking inspiration from traditional sukkah and organic structures, they have used natural materials collected over a period of time from The Garden Gate Project. A sukkah is built to eat, drink and celebrate in. For Margate NOW, it will be constructed on site and used throughout the day to bring together people from all local communities. 

Everyone is invited to join us in decorating the structure and to enjoy live performances taking place throughout the afternoon.

Statement

Cliftonville Cultural Space is a collective engaged in project management, arts leadership, performance, education, and socially engaged projects.

Multi disciplinary practices are part of our process of creating an inclusive, cross-cultural, multi-arts space in the Margate Synagogue. We will be working with local, national and international musicians, performers, makers and reflecting the diverse communities of the neighbourhood whilst retaining the heritage of the building.

Biography

We founded Cliftonville Cultural Space CIC in November 2020 to save the Margate Synagogue. We work collectively bringing together significant experience in project management, arts leadership, performance, music, creative arts practice, education, and socially engaged projects.