Tuesday, 20 December 2016


We're wrapping up the year with the release of our first art book. It's 40 pages of prime Gate art with commentary by the artists. Here's Mary and Labake to explain:

If you want a copy it's four quid from us, contact at 54thegate@gmail.com or pop in to us here (copies also available at Yarrow head office).

Have a proper decent holiday season and we'll see you all in the new year. :-)

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Lost Dog Premiere 30/11/2016

Here's what happened last week when the cast and crew of the disability focussed short film Lost Dog came to the Gate for the premiere of their short film Lost Dog. Cheers to actors Jamie Beddard and Jason Williamson (of Sleaford Mods fame) and to director Andrew Tiernan and producer Shona MacWilliams for popping along:

To view a trailer from the film and to steam or buy go here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/lostdogfilmshort/176340855

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

VIDEO DRAMA - Carols Comedy Club

In this episode, the punter family pile into Carol's Comedy Club for a few laughs, unfortunately, Carol's Comedy isn't to their taste...

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

VIDEO DRAMA - Jackie the Ripper's Badass Birthday

In this Episode Arlo and Jason receive and invite for none other than Jackie the Ripper's birthday bash! Featuring the best Antelope impression you will ever lay eyes on...

Thursday, 3 November 2016


In this Episode we meet the Vampire family, they're all starving hungry for blood so decide to start an enterprise to bring in some unsuspecting punters...

Monday, 24 October 2016


Sorry for the delay on releasing Video Drama's, there will be a few coming out over the next few weeks...

First up is 'Row Fisherman Row... In this Episode the Count family are hungry and decide to sail the seven seas to find some fodder, little do they know they'll get a lot more than they bargained for...

And as a secondary treat, here is an older episode 'Gallery gone wrong' which we shot at the Bow Arts Centre while artwork from the Gate was exhibited for the Dolly Mixtures Show back in April.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016


On the 21st September the second Gate Custard happened at the Arts Ed Centre, and we all had a cracking time!

"It was a good performance I did, with a lot of people, all the people liked it and the stage was massive." - Duane

"I like the song that I did and the fact that I'm using the guitar now on stage" - Louise

"My favourite bit was singing my songs with confidence, and having a good laugh!" - Labake

Monday, 5 September 2016

VIDEO DRAMA - Magician in the Bronx

In this Episode Jimmy decides to throw a party, and what better way than to book a magician!! The magician's car unfortunately breaks down in the Bronx and he's forced to defend himself in the only way he knows how....


Wednesday, 3 August 2016

2DECKS, Dog Chocolate and Daniel Wakeford, DIY Space for London, 23/7/16


Mary: Darren's gig was good, he's good singing with the singing he did, he did the donkey one and music school and Roberto played the drums and Leon played the guitar and Josh played the guitar and they was really good. I think they should do it again.

Duane: 2Decks knows how to perform in a gig and he showed them how to do it, my favourite song is hold it down because I like the beat and I like the style of the music; it makes me feel good.

2Decks: This gig was in a venue that was a bit different to some other venue that i have been in and the acoustics are amazing. I really liked how the audience reacted to solo guitar playingJosh and the feedback they gave us after we finished our set.

Dog Chocolate.

Josh: The band that we've seen in south Bermondsey called Dog Chocolate who came on after 2decks, my thoughts on the band that they are incredibly energetic pure live performance that I've ever seen with bits of compasionate comedy and amusing stage acts with very hilarious lyrics and with the best personality for a unique sound and keeping the crowd going and extremely loud and fun.

Pics by Jason.
2Decks: Dog chocolate is mental and I like mental. This band is wacky with sense humour that makes me laugh. I liked their music so much that i brought it on vinyl.

Mary: They talked about snakes and Tescos and they was really good.

Daniel Wakeford.

Pic by Mark.
Daniel and 2Decks.
Mary: After the other band was Daniel, he was talking about girlfriends and his mum was there and I said hello to her. He sing about rainbows and his singing is good and that's it.

Josh: To me personally i thought he was emotional with his song being on stage sing to the crowd and cheering him on and it was really creative.

2Decks: Daniel Wakeford is an interesting person on stage and off stage. He is a man with talent and confidence bringing something new to table. After speaking to him i saw how much of nice guy he was. When he was performing stage I noticed that he was a bit of ladies man, they loved him. It kinda reminds me of Tom Jones.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

PIP Fightback!

Yesterday our advocacy group in partnership with HF Mencap 'SOUND OFF!' took to the streets in protest of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) replacement for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) organised by DPAC! We had a great day, blocked off roads and made sure our voices were heard, here are some pictures from the day!

Here's a video from youtube made about the day...

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Wayne's Work at the Masbro Centre

Wayne has been attending the Masbro Community Centre's Pottery workshop over the last few months making some lovely pieces of Sculpture, pottery and paintings too. Here's a few pictures of what he's made...

Monday, 4 July 2016

2Decks set - Live at the Gate

We had a party at the gate a couple of weeks ago celebrating the new self advocacy group "sound off" alongside HF Mencap... The party was headlined by our very own Mr 2Decks, and what a corker of a performance it was... check it out!

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

VIDEO DRAMA - PM's Questions

In this episode we all pile into the house of commons, for a realistic look at how things work there...

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

VIDEO DRAMA - The Queen's Birthday

It's the Queen's Birthday and everyone at Buckingham Palace decides it's the perfect occasion for a party. But some of the potential party goers want the bash to start sooner rather than later...

Monday, 13 June 2016

VIDEO DRAMA - Match of the day

In this episode we see the fiercely anticipated football match between Josh FC and Duane and Jason FC come to a head! Josh Decides his opponents have an unfair advantage and so enlists Jackie the Ripper in swinging the odds in his favour...

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

H&F Artsfest The Gate Gallery Opening, 6/6/16

"Quite a lot of of people went and the artwork was really nice." Duane.

"This is me explaining to somebody about my art, I thought the exhibition was a good way of showing how people with learning disabilities can do things for themselves." Labake.

"Louise talking with Margaret." Duane.

"This picture is an idea for an album cover for Collective Strike, A hip-hop crew made up of members of the Gate." Darren.

"This is Louise, she likes crisps and rock music, I Like Louise cos she's cool." Shivesh.

"Pat with her work, I think the flowers are nice, I like the colours, they're very nice." Duane.

"Pat's art is a floral selection, they're absolutely beautiful." Darren.

"This is a nice picture of flowers on the wall and a lot of people came to see it and they thought it was really good." Mary.

"This is me with my art work, it's very good." Pat.

"Carol dished the wine out for everyone who came for the exhibition." Duane.

"Picture of Wayne taken by me. Wayne's artwork is in the style of Jackson Pollock and his music is very experimental. Wayne is very friendly and polite." Darren.

"This is a sea monster, it goes in the water and I made it." Mary.

"These are my dolls that are stuck together to symbolise how i feel about life, they're chained up to show how I feel about myself." Labake.

"This is Mandy's work. Mandy is very political and is very fond of animals." Darren.

Photos  below by Carol.

 For more of the art displayed at this exhibition please visit: http://artatthegate.blogspot.co.uk

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

The Gate Gallery Opening Party

We've been working hard here at the Gate to get our Gallery space up to scratch for this year's 
HF ArtsFest, and we think it's looking great.

Please come down to our exhibition on the 6th of June at 6 -8pm for our gallery opening. After this the Gallery  will remain open to the public from 11-4 until Friday. 

216 GoldHawk Road

Featuring many mixed media arts, sculpture, interactive videos, sound projects, and a 20ft feature wall painted by our very own Wayne. Below the poster you can see a picture of him working (It's finished now and looks truly spectacular).

We hope to see you all there...