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St Andrew's Art Centre, Royal Pier Road, Gravesend, DA12 2BD


Laserium set up at Fourth Portal Lab, Gravesend, for Funki Porcini performance, 26-28 January 2024.. 

Our beautiful chilled-out Fourth Portal, nestled by the river Thames in Gravesend, is slowly teasing out the town's innovators, creators, entrepreneurs and curious.  

The former seafarers chapel has transformed into a relaxed social space and venue introducing advanced technologies surrounded by an eclectic array of furnishings, books and retro computers. 

There are Macs free to use, fast internet, a licensed bar, coffee roasted in HMP Mount purchased directly from the growers, and much more, all under stunning stained glass windows. 

Rethinking how materials are made, adapted and recycled will be a prominent component of the emerging technological revolution and is central to public engagement at the Fourth Portal. 

For summer and autumn 2023, the Fourth Portal Lab focused on paper before moving on to textiles for winter and spring 2024. 

Fourth Portal stimulates knowledge exchanges by bringing technology, social gathering and innovation to life.

Using specially selected objects that coalesce with local history, rich conversations have emerged, leading to collaborations and learning.