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8 May 1512 May 15

Embroiderers to the British Royal Family, Savile Row and top European designers, Hand & Lock opens its doors for one week to offer an insight into Britain’s oldest embroidery house.

Over the course of five days, Hand & Lock gives the general public a rare chance to see its...

<em>Edit Event</em> Sculptor and Ceramicist Lucille Lewin: In Conversation with rakesprogress Magazine
8 May
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Lucille Lewin is joined in her studio by Victoria Gaiger and Tom Loxley, editors of rakesprogress magazine, to discuss her life and work. Known for her organic sculptures, Lucille’s work is in demand all over the world, but much of her inspiration derives from her reverence for the natural...

<em>Edit Event</em> Craft Recoded
11 May
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Join Makerversity in exploring the ways in which digital making innovates upon, experiments with and helps preserve contemporary craft. Through demonstrations, workshops and tours, discover how their members are recoding the relationship between the digital and the handmade.

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<em>Edit Event</em> Breakfast Tour of Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads
9 May
0810

Enjoy breakfast in the Wallace Collection restaurant, followed by an out-of-hours tour of the groundbreaking exhibition Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads with curator Dr Tobias Capwell.

Henry Moore: The Helmet Heads is the first major exhibition to explore the great 20th-...

<em>Edit Event</em> Leather Workshop Tour
8 May
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Alfred Dunhill opens the doors of its leather workshop in Walthamstow, where its attaché cases, doctor’s bags and bespoke pieces are hand cut, sewn and finished in the traditional British way. The tour offers visitors exclusive access to Dunhill’s skilled team of craftsmen.

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Founded by the Worshipful Company of Carpenters in 1893, the Building Crafts College has a long tradition of delivering high-quality education training in building crafts and conservation. Visit to discover the woodworking, stonemasonry, conservation and construction courses on offer and enjoy...

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Shahed Saleem and and Alex Sherratt, architects of Shahporan Mosque Hackney and Mildmay Shoreditch Tabernacle respectively, offer a visit to these buildings, sharing insights on how a religious site can capture community identity. A Barakat Trust event.  

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<em>Edit Event</em> Inscribed: The Craft of Cutting Letters
8 May
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Discover the craft of letter cutting with The Hand Engravers Association and The Lettering Arts Trust through a showcase of their artists’ work alongside demonstrations, workshops and tours. See how this ancient skill flourishes in contemporary craft practice.   

The craft of engraving...

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9 May
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Join Danielle Thom, Curator of Making at the Museum of London, for a tour of the museum’s ceramics and glass collection and find out more about London’s ceramic history.

The Museum of London holds a vast and eclectic collection of ceramic and glass wares. This tour is an opportunity to...

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9 May
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Collective Matter invite you on a tour of their purpose-built studio in Bermondsey and new outdoor project space, The Potting Shed, at Contemporary Sculpture Fulmer. Explore the sites through ceramic demonstrations, performances, hands-on workshops and a new exhibition of residents’...

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9 Mar
1821

Led by journalist and curator Corinne Julius, Vanguard Court ceramicists host a talk and discussion covering topics including their varied practices and the benefits of working independently but in close proximity. Followed by an opportunity to visit their studios.

An evening event at...

<em>Edit Event</em> Tour of Spencer House with Ben Bacon, Carver and Gilder
8 May
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A rare opportunity to view the elegant neoclassical interiors of Spencer House with Ben Bacon, carver and gilder, who helped restore the house to its 18th century grandeur.

Spencer House is a rare survival of an 18th century London aristocratic palace. Built for the first Earl Spencer...

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An exhibition, film screening and drop-in workshop celebrating clay artist Katie Spragg and Lambeth Young Carers’ residency at the Garden Museum. There is an exploratory nature walk prior to each drop-in session.

Their project focuses on wild, opportunistic plants and the way they may...

<em>Edit Event</em> Blooming Print
9 May
1720

Fine printing and bookbinding company Barnard & Westwood offers guided tours of their Royal Warrant-holding print workshop and bindery, for an evening of craft with a floral twist. Exhibiting alongside them are floral artist Christina Kurtis, paper maker Amanda Brannan and ikebana...

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8 May
1719

Go behind the scenes at 'The Home of Cricket'. With extraordinary architecture and a fascinating collection of art and memorabilia, a Lord's tour is not only a must for cricket fans but for anyone looking for a quintessentially English experience.

Lord’s is the most famous cricket...

<em>Edit Event</em> Wallpaper Making with Allyson McDermott at the William Morris Society
8 May
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William Morris Society hosts wallpaper historian Allyson McDermott for a talk and workshop inspired by their collection of original Morris & Co wallpaper. The workshop concludes with a tour of the Emery Walker House, focusing on Allyson’s conservation of the Morris wallpapers in situ....

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10 May
1821

Go behind the scenes at a working couture milliners in the run up to Royal Ascot at the John Boyd atelier in Knightsbridge. A drinks reception is followed by a talk and Q&A with John’s protégé, milliner Sarah Marshall.

John Boyd opened his shop in Knightsbridge in 1947 and quickly...

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8 May
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9 May
1820

British master jeweller Theo Fennell opens the doors to the Gallery to give an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of his workshop and design studio, culminating in a talk on the creative process, his inspirations, the company's ethos and the ups and downs of his 40 years as a designer.

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<em>Edit Event</em> In Focus Tour: Ceramic Perspectives
9 May
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Join V&A resident artists Bridget Harvey and Sam Bakewell for this dynamic tour of ceramics across the V&A's collections. The tour looks at the interplay between creativity and intersecting factors such as repair, autobiographical influences and mental health. Guests can also visit...

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Join writer Charlotte Abrahams in conversation with Franco Ceccotti, founder of Ceccotti Collezioni. From its base in the Tuscan town of Cascina, discover how this world-renowned company creates pieces of furniture that are considered ‘functional pieces of art’. Followed by a Design Discovery...

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