The East & North London Trail

Explore East & North London with a tour along the canal curated by Esna Su and Castro Smith from The Sarabande Foundation. Esna and Castro have made new works for A Ketel Boiling with Ideas, the Ketel One Commission for London Craft Week.

We will start the day at one of our favourite places, Columbia Road Flower Market. Blooms in hand we’ll meander through the stalls with a Pavilion Bakery coffee and cinnamon bun. Along the way we might pop in to see the latest ceramics at A Portuguese Love Affair.

Brunch at the Towpath – we love their fried eggs with sage butter or, if you’re feeling particularly hungry then go for the grilled cheese – it comes with a selection of chutneys.

We’re always happiest spending hours getting our hands dirty, or in this case, blue! We walk along the Regents Canal through Chapel Market in Angel to Coal Drops Yard, where Kiosk N1C are holding workshops about natural Japanese indigo-dyeing techniques. And while we’re there we’ll check out the parade of indigo flags.

From there to Store Store to see what they’re up to with their brilliant projects that aim to engage young people from the local area in art and design projects.

Sunday afternoon cuppa time, or maybe it’s late enough to celebrate the close of another successful London Craft Week with a cocktail and a pint at The Lighterman watching life go by on the canal.



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