Christmas festivities are in full swing!
We have seen lots of amazing events, workshops, pop-ups, exhibitions and more on our Instagram feed and would love to share them with you. Let us know what you think and we look forward to meeting you at our Community Christmas Market on Saturday 3rd December.
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FREE CHRISTMAS MARKET
Have you saved the date for our next market? We'll be filling the amazing tunnels at House of Vans in Waterloo on Saturday 3rd December with 35 incredible independent businesses. Come along to help support small businesses and tick off your Christmas shopping. We take great care in showcasing makers who are trying to make a difference with their unique, handmade, eco-conscious products. Click the photo to grab your free ticket via Eventbrite.
Jo Malone London presents Glide at Battersea Power Station - London's only riverside ice rink. Set against such an iconic backdrop, if you're a fan of ice skating like me, you'll be booking tickets right away! Tap the image to find out more.
CHRISTMAS WREATH WORKSHOPS
Want to adorn your door with a beautiful wreath this Christmas? Kelly from Peony Belles will be hosting three workshop sessions with us at House of Vans (Waterloo) on Saturday 3rd December. Get creative, learn a new skill and meet likeminded people. Plus, you'll be able to browse the market before or after the workshop! Tickets are £35 and still available to book - just click the image to get involved.
THE KOPPEL PROJECT XMAS MARKET You may remember last Christmas we took part in The Koppel Project's Christmas Showcase on Oxford Street. They've since moved to Piccadilly Circus and will be hosting a three day pop up to support small businesses from 18th-20th November. We'll be setting up a stall with a selection of LMM products, and we can't wait to be in such a fantastic Central London location alongside other makers.
ECO-CONSCIOUS ART WORKSHOPS
Join one of Alexandra Peterken's Sip & Paint workshops this Autumn. Inspired by the artists’ work and passion for the environment, the workshops will focus on mixed media techniques, including using recycled materials to create one-of-a-kind artworks. Dates include Sunday 20th November & Sunday 4th December, tickets are £35 and a tree will be planted for each ticket sold. Tap the image for more info.
Small business hero Holly Tucker is encouraging a retail revolution for Christmas Shopping on Friday 25th November. Join in, support independent businesses, and take a stand against Black Friday's mass consumption - choose gifts made to last, not gifts made for landfill!
FREE OPEN STUDIOS
Make Space Studios will be opening it's doors to the public for the first time since 2019 with a three day showcase. Held on Thursday 17th (6-9pm), Friday 18th (6-9pm) and Saturday 19th November (12-6pm), there will be 30 studios to explore, art workshops and exhibitions throughout. Click the image for more info.
The lovely Edlyl Asis who took part in one of our markets last year is hosting a Bauble Lettering Workshop with Anthropologie near Liverpool Street on Wednesday 7th December (5-7pm). The workshop includes a brush lettering kit and a set of three baubles, so you can take home a piece of winter magic, and add a touch of flair to your tree. Tap the image for more info.
Head to The Brick Lane Gallery to browse two different exhibitions, both on until 20th November. Take a stroll around the Landscapes exhibition, and then finish with the Works on Paper exhibition. Our friend Kitty Forbes is taking part in the latter show, so look out for her beautiful dog drawings.
Nerrisa Pratt's Bargello Kits are a great way to relax and unwind at home, either on your own or with friends. Choose from a large selection of kits - create your own handbag, decoration, headband, planter, wall hanging, cushion cover to name a few. Click the image to order online or visit our market on 3rd December to meet Nerrisa and discuss her work.
CHRISTMAS POP UP
We're super excited that the wonderful Shrubs & Dubs will be hosting another pop up over Christmas. Stocked with tonnes of amazing small business gifts and goodies, be sure to visit between 13th-24th December! Tap the image to check out the line up.
Lou from @spark_social is running an online workshop - Stop Motion for Beginners on 17th November (10.30am-12pm). Stop motion animation is (very) short form video that’s perfect for Reels because it’s a fun and original way to show off your products, show how you work & show people some behind the scenes. Tickets are £45 and you can tap the image above to book your place.
We're one of JUST A CARDS's Super Star Supporters and love that they encourage people to support & buy from artists, makers, small businesses and independent shops. Indie Week is back from 21-25th November to help take a stand against Black Friday and encourage shoppers to support independents instead. The cards in this pic are designed by Rosie from Lazy Disco (in collaboration with Rumble Cards) who you'll be able to meet in person at our Christmas Market on 3rd December!