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An exclusive after-hours tour by the curator of the Freud Museum’s textiles, including an in-depth look at Sigmund Freud’s famous psychoanalytic couch. A glass of wine is provided upon arrival.

Freud Museum curator Bryony Davies leads an exclusive tour of the significant textile pieces...

<em>Edit Event</em> The Lettering Arts Trust presents An Elixir of Letters at Chelsea Physic Garden
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Taking the theme of botanicals and drink, bespoke artworks by 15 of the UK’s foremost letter carvers form a unique exhibition in the verdant surroundings of this historic garden. Tom Sargeant and Karoline Newman host a talk and guided tour.

Working in stone and mixed media, artists...

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Unearth the hidden gems of the Natural History Museum on this tour of the Minerals gallery, led by museum curator Robin Hansen and Silvia Weidenbach. The tour includes the opportunity to handle some of Silvia's pieces and tools.

See some highlights from the Museum’s 185,000-strong...

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10 May
1720

Fine printers and bookbinders Barnard & Westwood offer guided tours of their royal warrant-holding print workshop and bindery. Exhibiting alongside them are calligrapher Gemma Milly, pen maker Tom's Studio and paper designers G . F Smith.

Royal warrant-holding fine printers and...

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A gravity-defying installation by architect Kody Kato that demonstrates the properties of folding and strength using Takeo paper. Explore beautiful, innovative and technically-advanced papers from G . F Smith with creative partner Made Thought.

 

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11 May
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The Houses of Parliament is hosting a number of late afternoon tours, with the opportunity to meet some of the highly-skilled members of the craft teams who conserve and maintain the furniture, furnishings and fabric of the building.

These 90 minute tours allow you to marvel at the...

<em>Edit Event</em> Concept to Creation: Open House including Inlay and Marquetry Demonstrations at Clive Christian Furniture
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Celebrating 40 years of luxury British design for the home, Clive Christian Furniture opens their London studio to share the bespoke design and manufacturing process behind each of their statement rooms. Featuring live carving, inlay and marquetry demonstrations.

Pursuing a passion for...

<em>Edit Event</em> LOCAL HEROES: Clive Christian Furniture Celebrates Regional Design and Manufacture in Britain
11 May
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Clive Christian Furniture hosts an evening celebrating regional design and manufacture in Britain. The event features the reveal of a bespoke gentleman’s dressing room collaboration with Cordings of Piccadilly, as well as a question and answer session.

Advocates of regional British...

<em>Edit Event</em> Workshop, Tour and Talk at the Shaun Leane Atelier
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Go behind the scenes at London jewellery house Shaun Leane. Enjoy an informal lunch with champagne, followed by an introduction to the heritage of the brand. The afternoon is rounded off with an in-depth tour of the Atelier and Design Rooms. On Wednesday Shaun is in conversation with Caroline...

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Enjoy exclusive private tours of Patey Hats’ closed workshops and finishing rooms. Traditional hatters since 1695, the tours offer a rare glimpse of the skilled craftspeople at work. Followed with an open question and answer session.

Patey Hats are proud to have been awarded a royal...

<em>Edit Event</em> White Cube Breakfast &amp; Tour of Beatriz Milhazes’ Exhibition with Atelier Pinton
12 May 09

Join a tour of White Cube’s exhibition of Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes, with special guests from Atelier Pinton, renowned weaving studio and makers of a monumental 17-metre tapestry forming the centrepiece for the show. Includes a light breakfast.

Milhazes' densely layered works...

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10 May
1821

An exclusive evening behind the scenes at The Department Store. Hear established and emerging creative collaborators in conversation with architects Squire & Partners, chaired by Grant Gibson: fashion graduate Isabel Fletcher, artist Based Upon, Pajaki maker Karolina Merska and Czech glass...

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10 May
1820

Luxury tea brand Newby Teas invites you to a curator tour of the world’s rarest and largest privately-owned collection of historic teawares, the Chitra Collection. The tour is followed by a tea tasting masterclass led by a Newby expert.

Nirmal Sethia, Chairman of Newby Teas, set himself...

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9 May
1718

Explore the unique craftsmanship of ecclesiastical vestments and furnishings at the Watts & Co. Westminster showroom. See where these items are carefully designed and hear firsthand from the people who make them.

Founded in 1874, Watts & Co. has a proud heritage of designing...

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Discover an exhibition of over 80 pieces by William De Morgan, the most important and inventive ceramist of the Victorian Arts & Crafts movement. On Thursday 10 May, join curator Sarah Hardy for a preview tour of the exhibition. The exhibition continues until Sunday 28 October.

A...

<em>Edit Event</em> Behind the Scenes Guided Tour of the National Theatre
9 May
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Producing up to 30 shows a year, the National Theatre was designed to have everything needed to make theatre ‘under one roof’, including workshops and performance spaces. Join a tour of the workshops to learn more about how their productions are brought to the stage.

<em>Edit Event</em> Behind the Scenes at the Chapel Royal, hosted by Helen Chislett, London Connoisseur, with Watts &amp; Company
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A rare, private glimpse into a living piece of British history replete with spectacular craftsmanship. Co-hosted by Helen Chislett of London Connoisseur, the tour is led by Jon Simpson, Serjeant of the Vestry, with Richard Hawker, Creative Consultant & Archivist at Watts & Company....

<em>Edit Event</em> Reviving a Victorian Building: A Historic Tour through The Pilgrm
12 May
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Enjoy a historic tour of The Pilgrm Hotel, a newly revived Victorian building in Paddington. Inspired by traditional design and craftsmanship, each element and corner of the building has a story to tell.

The Pilgrm is a neighbourhood coffee shop and all-day lounge with 73 bedrooms. ...

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9 May 15

Diane Favell, Head of Costume at RADA, leads a tour of RADA's costume store, focusing on one specially-made costume by a recent graduate. Guests also have the opportunity to meet Deryk Cropper, Head of Properties, and view the RADA prop store and department.

The Royal Academy of...

<em>Edit Event</em> Defining True Bespoke at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour
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Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is holding an inspiring masterclass as part of LCW.  Join journalist Charlotte Abrahams as she talks to a panel of renowned experts – interior designer Suzy Hoodless, Georgina Wood, design director of David Collins Studio and Lizzie Deshayes, co-founder of...

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