If you feel like getting into the Christmas mood, here is a list of events and Open Studios to get you going.
CHRISTMAS PAST AND CHRISTMAS PRESENT HIDDEN ART POP-UP SHOP
136 Kingsland Road
22 Nov – 8 Jan 2017
Christmas Present Hidden Art Pop-up Shop: 22 Nov – 11 Dec
Christmas Past brings to life the origins and meanings of many of the rich and vibrant traditions of Christmas past, from feasting, dancing and kissing under the mistletoe to playing parlour games, decorating the tree, hanging up stockings, sending cards, and throwing cocktail parties. Christmas Past has taken place at the Geffrye for over 25 years. Further details
Hidden Art Christmas Present coincides with Christmas Past and consists of products from 8 designers and makers that were selected by the Geffrye Museum. Further details
WEEKEND OF 10 AND 11 DECEMBER 2016
57a Lawford Road
Sat: 10-5pm, Sun: 11-4pm
Interior gifts and accessories
Stoke Newington Town Hall Christmas market
Stoke Newington Town Hall
10 and 11 December, 11am – 5pm
Over 60 stalls offering handmade and craft goodies and gifts including from Jola Spytkowska.
Santa’s Grotto is free of charge but will be accepting gifts which are then handed out to Homerton Hospital’s children’s ward.
7 Broadway Market
Late night Openings
For More details of courses including Wreath Making
WEEKEND OF 3 AND 4 DECEMBER 2016
Balls Pond Studio
8b Culford Mews
Sat 3 and Sun 4 Dec: 11am – 7pm
Celebrating 30 years at Balls Pond Studio. All are welcome for a glass of cheer.
For more details see here.
53 Beck Road
Sat and Sun; 3 & 4 Dec: 11am – 6pm
COCKPIT ARTS – DEPTFORD
3 & 4 Dec: 11am – 6pm
WEEKEND OF 26 AND 27 NOVEMBER 2016
THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY N16 – WINTER OPEN STUDIOS
25 Nov: 6.30 – 9.30pm, 26 & 27 Nov: 11am – 6pm.
13 Minutes With…. Events, Demonstrations and Happenings. All 13 minutes long (ish).
12 Noon – Jo Davies will demonstrate wheel-throwing in porcelain. An opportunity to observe as well as ask questions of a specialist in this very tricky material. Studio G6
3pm – Lydia Bauman – “Tips from Collectors’ Homes: the do’s and don’ts of displaying your paintings. Studio F9
4pm – Sarah Hyndman, studio F7 – Sarah will talk about Why Fonts Matter
12 Noon – Catherine Jacobs will give her talk “From the Mundane to the Sublime” Studio G14
2pm – Alex Blum will discuss her drawings of Dalston and beyond. “Unfolding Space: Urban spatial structures and the passage of time in painting and drawing.” Studio G10
3pm – Susan Nemeth – ‘Making a Porcelain Still Life’ – Susan will talk about her concepts, sources, drawings and techniques. Studio G4
4pm – Caroline Lambard – ‘Crossing Dimensions’ – a studio mini-discussion with installation artist Caroline Lambard, guest artists Rosalind Davis and Sasha Bowles Studio G11
LONDON FIELDS CERAMICS CHRISTMAS OPEN STUDIOS
25 Nov: 5-8pm, 26 Nov: 11-6pm, 27 Nov: 12-5pm
M:M Studio Ceramics
Marcio Mattos & Marilza Gouvea
Broadway Market Mews
53 Beck Road
84 Middleton Road
Unit 74 Regent Studios
8 Andrews Road
Ana Kerin / Kana London
DESIGNED IN DALSTON OPEN STUDIO
1 Cecilia Road
25 Nov: 6.30-9pm:, 26-27 Nov: 11am-6pm
Lamps by Myra Heller, Textiles by Marion Manhiemer, Tessalated artwork by Hedy Parry-Davies, Lampshades by Heather McDonough, everyday objects by Yael Gordon-Wide and Ceramics by Ben Davies.
HACKNEY MAKERS WEEKEND
Several studios are opening up on Clarence Mews.
26 & 27 Nov: 10am-6pm
24-26 Clarence Mews
24 Nov: 12-8pm, 26 Nov: 10am-6pm; 27 Nov: 12-6pm
COCKPIT ARTS – Cockpit Yard
24 Nov: 6-9pm, 25-27 Nov: 11am – 6pm
£5 (inc free entry at Deptford)