London Craft Week at Seven Dials
This year, we at Seven Dials are delighted to be partnering with London Craft Week!
As a neighbourhood already bustling with creativity, craftsmanship and eclectic artisans – we are thrilled to welcome the wonderful creativity on this special week and champion our independent stores and makers up close.
Our one of a kind destination will open up to a range of exclusive exhibitions, events and workshops in the area which will showcase the professional expertise of our stores and allow Londoners to witness the creation, learn the history and sample fan-favourite products.
Whether you’re becoming an expert perfumerier with Experimental Perfume Club, immersing yourself within Tatty Devine’s jewellery exhibition or stepping into the shoes of master chocolatier Pierre Hermé – Seven Dials is the one-stop-shop to celebrate craftsmanship and artisan makers across London.
For more information on what is going on in Seven Dials visit our website or head over to our Instagram page @7dialslondon.
Please find key information on our array of exhibitions, workshops and events available to participate in during London Craft Week:
In 1851, Kiehl’s was founded and with their unique, extensive background in cosmetic, herbal and scientific knowledge they are holding an exclusive event on Monmouth Street, where visitors can discuss with skin experts how best to look after your Healthy Skin Barrier as the seasons change. With the use of Healthy Skin Assessment Technology you can walk away with a personalised prescription of skincare formulas to suit your skin care needs. Find out more here.
Voted Best Patisserie Chef in the World by the panel of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2016, Pierre Hermé is a one of a kind chocolatier. In their Monmouth Street shop on the 5th, 6th and 7th, visitors will get the chance to step into and indulge in a wonderful world of delicious Parisian treats such as chocolate and macarons and learn about their history. Find out more here.
Travel accessory brand Away are offering complimentary monogramming at their Earlham Street store on the 9th and 10th with any polycarbonate suitcase purchase. Local artist Anna Niklova will be hand painting in a variety of fonts, colours and designs exclusively for customers on a first come first serve basis, from 12-4pm on the 9th and 10th. Find out more here.
Take a trip down memory lane and discover the age-old method of stitching and colouring your very own genuine leather envelope pouch in Nappa Dori’s leatherwork DIY masterclass, held in their Monmouth Street store on the 6th and 9th. After all this work, finish off the masterclass with a warming cup of masala chai, the traditional drink of India.
Mohit Khanna, COO comments “Nappa Dori is bringing a leatherwork masterclass to London Crafts Week in order to help gain a unique insight into the brand’s creation and understand the workmanship of traditional Indian artisans.”
Find out more here.
The Experimental Perfume Club is open for an exclusive lab day in their Monmouth Street store on the 8th October. In-store visitors will receive a behind the scenes tour with their in-house perfumer Emmanuelle Moeglin, to learn how the fragrances are made and smell some of the most-used ingredients of perfumery. After this tour visitors have the opportunity to create their own perfect perfume blend that they can take away with them. Find out more here.
Emmanuelle Moeglin, Founder comments: “We can’t wait to open our lab doors for this year’s London Craft Week and show the behind the scenes of perfume creation to all our visitors. EPC gives unique access to perfumes through ingredients and their formulae, helping people to understand fragrances at their cores and from there, create their unique scent!”
Le Labo believes that there are too many bottles of perfume and not enough soulful fragrances, and the future of luxury lies in craftsmanship. So immerse yourself in a moment of slow perfumery in their Monmouth Street store on the 5th and 6th October, where they will demonstrate the art of fragrance fresh blending in this unique sensorial experience. Find out more here.
The London Graphic Centre has been serving the UK’s design and arts communities since 1973 and they take part in the ever-growing art and design trends. On the 7th October, visitors can come and join artist Christine Nicholls of Inkpot & Pen at the London Graphic Centre to create their own personal map, in this specially designed workshop where visitors will learn techniques in lettering and cartography. Find out more here.
Visit jeweller Tatty Devine in an exclusive exhibition displaying five statement necklaces from previous collections over the last two years, where each piece has been reissued by popular demand. During this exquisite exhibition visitors will learn the secrets of Tatty Devine’s 20 years of design, innovation and craftsmanship.
Rosie Wolfenden, MBE comments: “Craftsmanship is at the heart of Tatty Devine and over the last two years we have been lucky enough to have a 20 year retrospective of our work tour the country with the Crafts Council. For LCW we will be exhibiting some of our favourite archival pieces in the Seven Dials store, which due to high demand were re-issued alongside the exhibition as limited editions.”
Find out more here.
‘Takumi’ is a word given to artisans who dedicate years to mastering and refining their skills working across leather, glass, wood, metal and paper. In this exclusive exhibition at Unit X, visitors can celebrate the takumi working in the UK today by getting the chance to see works by five artists in the Lexus ‘In Search of Takumi’ series Otis Ingrams, Peter Lyton, Sally Burnett, Will Barker and Clare Pentlow, alongside their peers. Find out more here.
Anatome works with botanicals and essential oils to create herbal remedies, potions and lotions to support all aspects of health and wellbeing. Being brand new to Seven Dials their Monmouth Street store is offering complimentary sleep mapping consultations all over London Craft Week to help guide visitors to their optimal night’s sleep. If that wasn’t enough anatome will also be offering a 10% discount in-store for the duration of the week. Find out more here.
The World Monuments Fund Stonemasonry Training Programme in Tripoli, Lebanon are premiering a short documentary in the Covent Garden Hotel on the 9th October. The project focused on training Syrian refugees and local Lebanese in the craft of conservation stonemasonry, equipping them with skills to improve their livelihoods and to restore their heritage post-conflict. The screening will then be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Wayne Holloway hosted by John Darlington, Executive Director at WMF Britain. Find out more here.
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