Area Itinerary: Creativity and Community in East London

Through a programme of exhibitions, workshops and demonstrations, explore one of London’s most historic and vibrant creative communities.

Celebrating the history of craftsmanship and championing heritage crafts in the city, The Royal Exchange is hosting a Makers’ Market featuring a diverse selection of craftspeople working across cordwaining, enamelling, leatherworking and millinery.


Image: Sabina Savage


Further east at Old Spitalfields Market, artist Nicholas Hughes pays tribute to the Huguenot heritage of the area with a block-printing workshop, and illustrator and print designer Sabina Savage discusses her creative process, from storytelling to placement print.

In Shoreditch, Studio Furthermore presents a new and unseen collection of Space Lava vases made of lost foam aluminium at ONEROOM Gallery, while House of Hackney and ceramics artist Freya Bramble-Carter join up to host an intimate hand-sculpting workshop inspired by a joint muse: Mother Nature.


Image: Studio Furthermore


Finish by heading north to Hatton Garden, London’s historic jewellery district at the intersection of heritage and innovation. Pop by The Museum of Alighieri to discover the hand behind each of their modern heirlooms, or witness the two age-old crafts of engraving and tattooing, brought together during an evening of live demonstrations at Rebus.

To see the full list of LCW 2022 events, visit our Programme page.

Featured image courtesy Freya Bramble-Carter

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