Oxford House in Bethnal Green

Oxford House (Oh!) is a community and art centre in the heart of London's East End. Oh! was originally established in 1884 by Keble College and the University of Oxford to provide a centre of religious, social and educational work among the poor of East London.

Today Oh! works to become known as the place where community & voluntary sector groups, arts organisations and social businesses come to work, learn, explore, create and celebrate.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Association or society

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
9am to 10pm

10am to 2pm

Admission charges

Free admision -with exceptions for specific events

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
A painting by Noriko Michigami, entitled Looking Towards Limehouse Basin

East End Trail

  • 17 — 29 March 2017 *on now

East End Trail is the second series of her paintings about the East End. She painted the first series mostly between 1992 and 1994 when she was a student. At that time she was new to East London and she experienced great curiosity, looking at the views and expressing her feelings on canvas from different angles.

This time she travelled and researched a little further. She especially enjoyed walking along the Regent’s Canal: she found it to be the best place for people to escape from the busy and noisy city life. The water not only added a reflection of the beauty of the place but had a healing quality for people’s minds. Mostly she painted on 18” x 24” canvas with oil. She was more concerned with space and depth in the landscape than in her previous series.

“Over 2 decades, East London has rapidly changed. Everywhere there are many more blocks of flats and office buildings. However, the view of East London always holds a charm for me.” – Noriko Michigami

‘East End Trail‘ represents her research footage and is an ongoing painting project.

Private View: 17 March, 6.30-9.30pm

About Oxford House

Oxford House is an arts, community and heritage centre in the heart of London's East End. Established in 1884 Oxford House is a much loved local institution and has served the local community for over 130 years. Oxford House is a Grade II listed building and home to almost 30 charities, community organisations and social businesses. It is open 7 days a week with a range of classes and activities and provides an arts centre and volunteering opportunities. Oxford House is planning a major heritage project with support from Heritage Lottery Fund and Tower Hamlets to secure the future of this Grade II listed building currently on Buildings at Risk Register.

About Noriko Michigami

Noriko Michigami is a Japanese artist who studied MA Painting at London Guildhall University. Her previous exhibitions include shows at Husk Gallery Limehouse, Off Broadway Market and Diorama Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age



Banglahop! Dance Photography

Banglahop! Dance Photography Exhibition

  • 21 — 30 March 2017 *on now

Oxford House is excited to present the second annual BanglaHop! Dance Photography exhibition by Green Candle Dance Company, with images both by and of students from Mulberry School for Girls and Redlands and Smithy Street Primary Schools. Join us for a private viewing on the 28th of March and see a special performance by the group as part of the Green Candle Spring Youth Gala, meet the artists involved and enjoy free refreshments.

Private View: 28 March, 4-7pm
Spring Youth Gala: 28 March, 2.30-4pm

Suitable for

  • Any age



A Photograph by Maisie Marshall

50° North Exhibition - Falmouth University

  • 4 — 6 April 2017

Oxford House is proud to present ‘50° North’, an exhibition by Year 2 BA (Hons) Press & Editorial Photography students from Falmouth University. Featured is a diverse selection of photographic storytelling across a variety of genres from documentary, to fashion, to music, to sports and portraiture. The exhibition showcases the abundance of talent on Falmouth’s Press & Editorial Photography degree course.

Artists: Amara Eno, Evan Hess, Abbie Ludlam, Aj Burstow, Alex Fleming, Alice Garrett-Jones, Alysa O’Connor, Amelia Swinney, Amy Schouwenburg, Anna Sass, Elle Riley, Ellie Mears, Ellie Smeaton, Emma Jones, Evan Hess, George Donnan, Harry Lloyd-Evans, Harry Pugsley, Hollie Brokenshire, Isabel Pearce, Ishbel Alderman, Jake De Buriatte, Jacob Hutchins, James Swindle, Jerin Micheal, Jesse Ellis, Josh Collins, Kelly Baylis, Leanne Priseman, Lucy Ranson, Maisie Marshall, Matt Palmer, Maryam Rasoolzadeh, Shannon Wharton, Simi Davies, Tamsin Norfield-Jones, Tim Wilkins, Rob Perham

This exhibition is part of “Oxford House Supporting New Talent” programme. We aim to give quality opportunities to emerging visual artists and performers by providing support and affordable space.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • Any age
  • 16-17





Oxford House in Bethnal Green
Derbyshire Street
Bethnal Green
E2 6HG






020 7739 9001

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