Tentative Thursdays

I will definitely run out of alliterations for the post titles before too long, so don’t worry if you face-palmed every time you read a new post! Not long now.

And not long now until the weekend. There’s lots going on this weekend and beyond! I’ve been trying to tidy up the diary so I know exactly where to be, when (I’m not scatty, but hey, it’s easy to confuse Walthamstow with Wandsworth!). There’s lots going on, fairs, fairs, and more fairs! Which is what I like about the warmer weather, because you can skip about town from thing to thing in less than four layers, and you’re actually pretty happy to be out and about.

Events May 16th – 18th (Fri – Sun) 2014

May Design SeriesThe UK’s international furnishings fair – London ExCeL:  18 – 20 May | 10.00 – various

From great exhibitors to the Conversation Series, DX Freight, New Design Britain and Materia – May Design Series is the show for top products, ideas and inspiration.

Open Studios – Second Floor Studios & Arts: 17 – 18 May | 11:00 – 18:00

The bi-annual SFSA Open Studios are the highlight of the arts organisations calendar. It’s the perfect event for SFSA’s membership and vibrant hub of over 400 artists, printmakers, craft makers and designers to showcase their individual practices.

Pop up Vintage & Designers Makers Market: 17 May | all day

Taking place on the third Saturday of every month, Pop Up Vintage bring their best vintage traders to Old Spitalfields Market, and Designers / Makers Market at Old Spitalfields Market includes over 40 design and craft practitioners from across the UK.

(*While I LOVE vintage fairs and too often am stuck in London, it has to be said that you can get a much better bargain vintiquing outside of the city!)

Spirit of Summer Fair – Kensington Olympia: 16 – 17 May | 10.00 – 18.00

A prestigious collection of independent boutiques and trend setting designer makers, and some of the UK’s finest brands. A truly unique shopping experience.

Summer Balcony & Garden Growing – Surrey Docks Farm: 18 May | 10.00 – 15.00

Plants from South America, China and New Zealand can all grow here – learn how in this fun interactive workshop. Learn which flowers are edible, and which ones can brighten up your pots AND be added to salads, cocktails, cakes and drinks! Pre-booking essential.


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