Next month will see the return of London Craft Week, from 3rd - 7th May. This is the third time London Craft Week has been held in the capital. With workshops, talks, tours, making sessions and much more, it celebrates a wide variety of creative skills from near and far.
Guy Salter, OBE MVO, Chairman of London Craft Week describes the event:
“London Craft Week is a response to a renaissance in the appreciation of creativity and craft; to the role of hand, head, unique skills and true talent. It is another example of what, at its best, the world’s creative capital does so well – mixing glamour with cutting edge; heritage and contemporary and the commercial with the cultural.''
London Craft Week Programme
London Craft Week brings together over 230 events covering a whole range of talented people. The extensive list includes: Costume making, jewellery design, fashion, bespoke stationery, the art of gin and whiskey making, wallpaper design, furniture making, open art studios, making plaster casts, ceramics, candle making, instrument making, shoemakers / cobblers, upholstery, book binding, handmade luggage, table setting, interior design, chocolate making, glassblowing and watch making. There is even knife making and a workshop for making dry stone walls.
The programme includes free exhibitions from Mullberry, Harrods, Royal School of Needlework and Grosvenor.
There will be a number of interesting talks from makers and businesses including 'Endangered Crafts at The House of Lords' and "The Making of St Paul's Cathedral".
Events will be held in areas covering London, as well as selected events on the outskirts.
“My only question is, why has nobody thought to organise a dedicated week to celebrate craft in London before?"
Henrietta Thompson, The Telegraph Luxury
For the full list of exhibitions and all the information you will need to attend, visit LondonCraftWeek.com. Their website allows you to log in and create your own 'MyLCW' itinerary. There are also hotel deals for LCW subscribers.
If you are unable to make this particular week, it is worth looking into some of the makers as some exhibitions are running beyond this week.
Photo credit: LondonCraftWeek.com
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