the everyday

Quiet Down There offers people routes to expressing and developing their own creativity – outside of the traditional structures of the arts.

We love working creatively in unexpected places and in new ways. We work in markets, charity shops, laundrettes and other spaces where people already are. We are ambitious for the communities that we collaborate with and work alongside artists to hone and develop their socially engaged practice.

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Get involved in our current projects and events across the UK.


From our studio based in Brighton Open Market we run Harriett’s Press our creative laundry space. Come along for a free wash and dry of your laundry load, have a hot drink and try something creative while you wait.

Our methodologies are examples of how we work with communities, individuals and partners

Free lunches

First We Eat

We offer free lunches in exchange for conversations about new ideas and existing projects.
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Online and in print

We create zines that document our projects, experiences, participant work & commissioned work.

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Recorded interviews

With artists and participants

Conversations happen across projects and we make them available for everyone to learn from.
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Projects exploring female identity

In female only spaces

We specialise in creative experiences for women and those identifying as women.
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Featured Work

Artist Collaboration  /   Community Engagement

Urban Fabric

Urban Fabric, a collaboration with Sew Fabulous invited people who don’t usually engage with the planning process to create textile artworks that respond to conversations about the changing face of London Rd. These artworks were then digitally curated to create one fabric that visually represents the composite parts of our community and wider city.

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Artist Collaboration  /   Laundry Projects

Life Through Laundry – Barrow-in-Furness

We commissioned Ruth Mary Johnson to work in her home town of Barrow-in-Furness as part of our Life Through Laundry project. Together we produced a poetry zine and audio piece with stories surrounding the local laundrettes shared by staff, customers and the local community highlighting the role of the laundrette and laundry in people's lives.

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More Work

Find out more about the projects we have innovated, the communities we have collaborated with and artists we have commissioned locally and nationally.

Our partners

Arts Council England
Brighton & Hove City Council
Sussex Community Foundation
Heritage Lottery Fund