The London Craft Week event is a very recent one and it’s third edition will happen from the 3rd until the 7th of May 2017. London, as the important city that it is, already had a Fashion Week and a Design Week but now, every year, people from all over the world can attend the London Craft Week. This event showcases not only the British craftsmanship but the creativity and craftsmanship from people all around the globe. This week is full of events related to crafting skills and here you can find the events you can’t miss during the first day of the week (3rd of May).
CRAFTING ACCESSORIES AT ST JAMES MARKET PAVILION
This event will happen between 11 am until 19 pm on the 3rd of May. Booking is not necessary, you can just appear and learn how to craft accessories at the St. James Market Pavilion. Don’t miss this opportunity in the London Craft Week.
This event is presented by the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship and it will happen between 11 am until 19 pm. However, this event will not only happen every day of the London Craft Week. The event is free and it is not necessary booking, there’s no excuse to miss it.
EMERGING HONG KONG DESIGNER MAKERS
Fashion Farm Foundation is a non-profit organization created in 2012 to promote Hong Kong’s fashion design. This organization will present the event “emerging hong kong designer makers”. It will happen between 10 am and 18 pm but you can also attend it on the 4th and 5th of May during the London Craft Week.
BRUICHLADDICH WHISKY TASTING WORKSHOP
In this workshop you will be able to learn about the legendary hand crafted and artisanal Islay single malts whiskies, for which terroir and authenticity matters. The workshop will happen between 18 pm and 20 pm but since the places are limited, booking is required.
STRUTHERS LONDON EXHIBITION
The luxury watchmakers Struthers London will show, during every day of the London Craft Week, the prototype of their first in-house movement. This exhibition is free and it’s not necessary to book.
JULIAN STAIR STUDIO OPENING
During this event you will have the chance to talk about current work with Julian Stair in his studio and see some pieces on display. It is necessary booking and this will only happen in the first day of the London Craft Week, rush to get a ticket.
ITALIAN CERAMICS AND TEXTILES EXHIBITION
In this exhibition you can discover three generations of artists who collaborated with one of the most prestigious ceramic workshop in the world: Bottega Gatti (Faenza, Italy). The exhibition will be open from 10 am until 17 pm on every day of the London Craft Week. Booking is also not required for this exhibition.
On the 3rd of May, from 10 am until 12:30 pm you have the opportunity to make Paper at the Institute of Making with Mandy Brannan. For this event it is necessary to book your place. Don’t miss this chance in the London Craft Week.
TIM GOSLING AT THE RUG COMPANY
This exhibition will happen during the entire London Craft Week and you will have the opportunity to see new photography from The Rug Company’s weaving houses in Nepal, chronicling the metamorphosis of a handmade rug from a bundle of raw wool to an artwork for the floor. You will also have the chance to listen to the famous designer Tim Gosling.
THE BESPOKE SHIRT
At Turnbull & Asser, from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm, you will have the opportunity to see experienced cutters and sewers from their Gloucester factory give live demonstrations and take visitors measurements. Booking is necessary for this event.
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You can check the website of the London Craft Week here