Spaghetti Club is an after school club held in Grasmere Primary School in London every Thursday, 3.30 - 4.30pm. Initially conceived as a creative writing club, it has evolved into more of a loose set of exercises and activities which involve things like drawing, dance, sculpture, photography, and more.
The children (generally ranging from 6 to 10 years old) typically complete worksheets which challenge them to think about complex (occasionally impossible) problems and goofy nonsense. Each child knows they're under no pressure to get anything right, and it is simply playful work which might get on Instagram at some point (something which drives the children to create interesting answers). The club is run for free, squeezed in around a full-time (non-teaching) job which lends it a type of frantic, fun energy.
The exhibition will present a varied selection of work the children have produced in the club, much of which has never been seen before.
Michael Crowe runs Spaghetti Club with Emmi Beber.
The exhibition is curated by 650mAh, supported by Grasmere Primary School and generously hosted at Harlesden High Street.
4 April 2020
On the final day of Spaghetti Club's exhibition, Spaghetti Club founder, Michael Crowe will hold a free Spaghetti Club Workshop at the gallery. The workshop is open to all but children under 12 must be accompanied.
Please sign-up by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org