With this month drawing to a close and thoughts of gifting, new years resolutions and the ever-important quest to shop local and independent over the holidays already circling our brains, we’ve been on the lookout for wonderful events to pack into the remaining months of 2015. Fortunately, we discovered a free programme of bits and pieces that pretty much ticks every box; we think it’ll be right up your street.
This great occasion is run by The London Artisan, a wonderful curated marketplace that takes place every Sunday at the Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch. It offers everything you’d expect, from designer/maker stalls to new collaboration opportunities and the chance to learn more about handmade and independent creative trades. Then there’s the food and drink, which is seriously, seriously good.
With a burgeoning community of creatives taking part in the weekly market, The London Artisan has taken steps to offer more support to each and every discipline, helping to grow small businesses and lend makers a helping hand. However, this cultivation isn’t limited to the existing community so listen up and jump on board. A new programme called The Artisan Talks is due to kick off on 1st November in collaboration with The Holborn Magazine.
Free and open to all, the autumn events are geared towards examining, explaining and offering advice on the creative aspects of running a business. Expect talks, workshops, mentoring, demonstrations and activities from the likes of Daniel Heath, the East London Liquor company, The Needle Exchange and the London Cloth Company.
As we know, Holborn is home to a number of great studios, companies and events that celebrate and support creativity so it’s lovely to see the magazine that covers the best and brightest exploring the area’s and greater London’s allure, explaining why it is that designer/makers, entrepreneurs and small business owners of all varieties choose to set up shop and thrive in the capital.
Taking place on the afternoon of Sunday 1st November, The Artisan Talks is not to be missed. Get your tickets here, drop by, scope out unique items, processes, gifts and inventions, listen, learn and share what you gain with your own communities. Let’s keep this great thing going.
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Words: Emily Beeson | @younggoldteeth