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Friday, 19 August 2011

Design and Craft Event Schedule August-October 2011

Photo Michael Mapp. Artist Sean Kennedy

19th August-3rd September 2011

Playground Africa
Playground Africa, a contemporary art exhibtion, will showcase for the first time in London, wireworks and Jewellery designs from South African artists Sean Kennedy and Jongani Mzukwa.

Location Jovert Resturant, 5 Eros House, Brownhill Rd, Catford, London, SE6 2EF
(19th August-3rd September-Fridays & Saturdays, from 5.30pm)
For more information please contact Keiron- 07949 238 371

Illustrator Jimbobart

Thursday 1st September 2011

The Crafty Fox Night Market
The highly anticipated Crafty Fox returns to Brixton for another foxtastic evening! This is a great opportunity to buy direct from a talented bunch of hand-crafters including Crafty Fox's brain child Sinead Koehler who makes Jewellery under the Galavant label. Whilst down learn new skills at the Crafty Fox Night school run by Tooting's Crafty Pint  such as knitting and crochet and many more popular crafts. Crafty Fox are known for their unique atmosphere so expect a good selection of music from local DJ whilst browsing the stalls. Arrive early to get your paws on one of 50 free tote bags. 

 “Crafty Fox is always a great event – I go to lots of markets and the atmosphere really is unique with a super friendly crowd”  Illustrator Jimbobart (

You will find all the action on Brixton’s Coldharbour Lane, a convenient two minute walk from the Victoria line.
Dogstar Brixton, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London, SW9 8LQ
Free Entry

9th-25th September 2011

African African Caribbean Design Diaspora Festival  (AACDD) 2011

Exhibitor Michael Mapp
This is the first time in its entire history that the London Design scene will host such a comprehensive showcase of unique multi-disciplinary black talent:

"By initiating a high quality selection of work drawn from across the black communities, AACDD presents a true talent showcase that shines a light on creative ability, where it is often not sought or acknowledged by the design industry. The shows on offer by AACDD provide a distinguished road map for an under represented part of the creative community. It could not be a more appropriate moment for the UK particularly London to embrace the opportunity of challenging perceptions and encouraging positive activity aimed at building social and economic stability".

William Knight-Deputy Director, London Design Festival (2011)

*8th September Private viewing 6.30-9.00pm

9th-25th September, Mon-Sun 11-6pm
Free Admission
Location: Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street,
Southbank, London, SE1 9PH
For more information on the event

Saturday 10th-Sunday 11th September 2011

Crafty Fox at the Mayor's Thames Festival
Crafty Fox will also be popping up next to the Tate Modern as part of the Mayor’s Thames Festival. As well as the colourful stalls, you can check out the ‘live draw’ taking shape over the weekend or take part in a range of quirky workshops by Craft Guerilla and others.

The festival runs from midday until 10pm on both days.
For more information about  Crafty Fox please visit:

Mayor Thames Festival
The Mayor’s Thames Festival is London’s largest outdoor Arts Festival - a spectacular event, free to all, which brings together Londoners of all ages and from all communities to celebrate their city and the River Thames.
The festival commissions new work, and transforms outdoor spaces on and around the River Thames with a mixture of music, dancing, street arts, river races, carnival, pyrotechnics, art installations, massed choirs, food and feasting.The finale is a magical illuminated Night Carnival that winds along the south and north banks of the Thames, followed by a fireworks display fired from the centre of the river itself.
12noon-10pm both days
For more information please visit:
How to get there

Take Part
If you are an artist and would like to get involved send your proposal to the link below

17-25th September 2011

London Design Festival celebrates the 'march of the makers'
Now in its ninth year, the London Design Festival will be the largest and most significant yet, with an expected 180 partners and more than 250 events celebrating the world's creative capital. If you have a design event you would like to see included in the London Design Calendar please visit the link below
For more information please visit:
Events calendar

22nd September-28th September 2011

Origin-The Contemporary Craft Fair
Origin offers a rare opportunity to see and buy a diverse range of high quality, original craft from over 200 makers in one convenient location. Disciplines range from ceramics, furniture, metalwork and glass, to fashion accessories, jewellery and knitwear.
11am - 7pm
Shop until 8pm on Thursday 22nd September
The show closes at 5pm on Wednesday 28th September
Last admissions 45 minutes before closing
Tickets starting from £8
Location: Old Spitalfields Market, London, E1 6EW

 For more information please visit:

Friday 7th-Sunday 9th October 2011

Featured Artist/Designer: Susan Beale
Richmond Art & Contemporary Designer Craft Fair
Organised by Craft In Focus is returning to the Queen Charlotte Hall in the centre of Richmond Upon Thames. This exciting event brings the public the very best of contemporary design from the leading professional artists and designer makers in the UK today whom have been selected for their individuality and innovation in contemporary design, as well as outstanding technical ability. Visitors will be able to purchase from a stunning treasure trove of original and affordable designs direct from British artists. New to this years event includes box maker, Robert Ingham, silversmith Eve Claire Taylor, knitwear designer, Cecile Jeffery and artist, Alice Harfield. Also worth checking out is Chloe Harford’s animal sculpture, Alan Ardiff’s kinetic jewellery, Hawkhill Forge’s collection of fused glass and iron furniture and Jeff Soan’s articulated wooden creatures.

Opening times: 10 am - 5 pm daily. Admission: £4.50. Accompanied under 14s free
Venue address:  Queen Charlotte Hall, Adult Education Centre, Parkshot, Richmond Upon Thames, London, TW9 2RE a short walk from the station. For further information please visit
50 tickets are being offered to the Richmond Art & Contemporary Designer Craft Fair being held from 7-9 October.  To apply, quote 'Creative Happen 11 Offer' and email your address to or write to Craft In Focus, PO Box 942, Maidstone, ME15 0YB.  Deadline Monday 19 September.
Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th October 2011

The Renegade Craft Fair
The States’ biggest and best indie-craft marketplace, The Renegade Craft Fair makes its debut trip to London with this free-to-attend event featuring over 100 of today’s best designers of handmade goods!
At The Renegade Craft Fair, shoppers can expect to find a truly unique array of items, including paper goods, housewares, ceramics, bath products, jewellery, craft kits, accessories, clothing, comics, plush objects, knits, curios, collectibles, artwork, and so much more! The Fair also features hands-on crafting activities for shoppers to get involved with!
Free Event 11am - 6pm
For more information please visit:

 The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL

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