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5 Hertford Street presents an Evening of Bespoke Board Games (CANCELLED)

Drinks Reception,
9 May 19:00 — 22:30
9 May 19:30

Booking Details

Booking necessary via, 40 places, £22 includes a glass of wine

5 Hertford Street
2 - 5 Hertford Street

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020 7408 2100

5 Hertford Street hosts board game makers Alexandra Llewellyn, Geoffrey Parker, Trevor Pickett , Purling London and Simpson London, along with journalist Caroline Roux, for an evening in celebration of the handmade bespoke board game. 

The evening begins with a conversation between the makers, chaired by Caroline Roux, followed by a meet-the-makers play session in which attendees can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine while trying out a selection of games brought by the makers.

About the makers:

London-based British designer Alexandra Llewellyn creates backgammon boards and custom-made games tables and games. She works with a team of master craftsman in the UK, specialising in different techniques and materials.

Geoffrey Parker was approached in 1958 by Richard Dunhill to create a bespoke leather inlay chessboard, beginning a legacy of luxury bespoke game making. Clients include Garrard, Smythson, Cartier and many more.

Launched in 1988 by Trevor Pickett, Pickett is a firm advocate of the British leather goods industry. All of their leather goods are made in England from start to finish.

Purling London celebrates art and playfulness with their contemporary chess, backgammon and checkers boards, contrasting the traditional ‘handmade’ against vivid colour, abstract art and theatrical illumination.

Founded in 1997 by Robert Simpson, Simpson London was established with the skills and knowledge of time-honoured traditional craftsmanship. The brand is dedicated to creating exquisite, enduring and functional leather goods.

Photo credit: 
Geoffrey Parker

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