Insiders Guide to London Craft Week

Insiders Guide to London Craft Week

Each week we will share the trending events and advice from our friends. This is the first instalment and although primarily for those interested in fashion, film, theatre or jewellery there is also much else besides.

Fashion

The Making Behind Fashion at Selfridges

Hussein Chalayan & Alice Temperley discuss the use of craft techniques in fashion.

Thu 5 May, 6.30–8.00pm, 30 places £30 + vat

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Edwina Ibbotson and Rachel Trevor Morgan at the Dorchester

Tea, talk and hats on view with Milliners Edwina & Rachel Trevor Morgan

Wed 4 May, 3.00–4.00pm, 20 places, £30 + vat

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Theatre and Film

Making Shakespeare’s Globe

A tour of the famous reconstruction with a focus on craftsmanship.

Thu 5 May, 10.45am, 25 places, £20 + vat

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The Making of Film: Game of Thrones & King Arthur

BAFTA winner Angels open up their costume workshops and warehouse.

Wed 4 May, 11.00am–1.30pm, 30 places, £20 + vat

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Jewellery

Leo de Vroomen and Joanna Hardy on Jewellery

A discussion on jewellery trends, what pieces stand the test of time, as well as how to wear jewellery.

Wed 4 May, 6.00–7.00pm, 15 places, £20 + vat

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Concept to Creation with Stephen Webster

Stephen Webster opens his new boutique to showcase recent designs and talk about the creative process. Champagne reception.

Wed 4 May, 6.00–7.00pm, 20 places, £30 + vat

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The Ring with Elizabeth Gage

Join Elizabeth Gage at her salon in Belgravia for a glass of champagne as she talks about ‘The Ring’

Wed 4 May, 6.00–7.00pm, 8 places, £20 + vat

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Behind the Scenes Tours and Demonstrations:

Barware at Asprey

Asprey’s Homeware designer Hakan Rosenius showcases a new collection of barware and cocktail shakers that inspired a new London Craft Week champagne. See the workshops and try the new cocktail.

Wed 3 May, 2.30-16.00, 25 places, £30 + vat

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Diamond Polishing and Cutting at Backes & Strauss

A rare opportunity to gain an exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into the high-skill-intensive processes that transform the hardest natural material into a polished gem.

Wed 4, Thu 5 & Fri 6 May, 3.00pm, 10 places, £15 + vat

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Crafting Japan at Dartmouth House    

Four of Japan’s treasured cultural traditions are brought to London for the week, including Yamamotoyama who performs a tea ceremony, Kiya who demonstrates knife-sharpening, Ibasen who provides a display of fans, and Haibara who crafts Japanese Paper.

Thu 5 May, 11am and 4pm, 30 spaces, £20 + vat

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Workshops

Candle Chandlery with Rachel Vosper

This candle-making course with Rachel Vosper covers the history of candle chandlery and the basic skills needed to create a bespoke candle.

Thu 5 & Fri 6 May, 3.00pm, 8 places, £30 + vat

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Mixing a Scent at Ormonde Jayne

Join a master class in creating your own perfume to take home in a hand blown falcon.

Tue 3 May, 3.00pm, 6 people, £35 + vat

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Buy Bespoke or Commission:

How to Buy: The Bespoke Suit on Savile Row

Andy Barnham and Rupert Watkins, from Riddle magazine, lead a tour around Savile Row.

Wed 4 & Thu 5 May, 11.00am, 12 places, £20 + vat

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Sebastian Tarek Open Studio

Join specialist shoemaker Sebastian Tarek in his East End workshop to learn about the complete process of commissioning a pair of shoes

Sat 7 May, 11.00am, 8 places, £8 + vat

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