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8 - 12
May

London Craft Week 2019 in St James's

Head to the events in St James's for London's annual showcase of exceptional craftsmanship.

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London Craft Week is an annual event that showcases exceptional craftsmanship through a journey-of-discovery programme featuring hidden workshops and unknown makers alongside celebrated masters, famous studios, galleries, shops and renowned brands. Here are the events happening in St James's:

anatomē: Helping London Sleep

anatomē launches London's first ‘sleep bar’, offering bespoke sleep oils based on personal sleep challenges. Visit during London Craft Week to create your own sleep oil, led by Master aromacologist Anastasia Brozler.

Wed 8 to Sat 11 May, 10am – 7pm
Sun 12 May, 12pm – 6pm
Drop in, booking not necessary.

Arc’teryx: Design. Craftsmanship. Performance.

Visit the Arc’teryx flagship London store to see the brand's craftspeople in action. Learn more about how they approach ‘design with intent’ and watch as a craftsperson creates your very own Arc’teryx Gore-Tex bag utilising leftover material.

Thu 9 May, 12pm – 5.30pm
Fri 10 May, 12pm – 4pm
Booking necessary - £10. All proceeds go to London’s Outdoor People Wild Family Camping. There are 20 places available.

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Berry Bros. & Rudd x Bruichladdich: A Taste of Islay Whisky Masterclass

Discover new meaning behind the ‘Islay’ label with a guided tasting of Bruichladdich Distillery’s cult Islay Single Malts led by Brand Ambassador Abigail Clephane, all within the original 321year old shop at Berry Bros. & Rudd.

Sat 11 May, 12.30pm – 1.30pm, and 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Booking necessary via bruichladdich@bbr.com - £25 redeemable against purchase. There are 20 places per session.

Budd London: Shirt-Cutting Masterclass

Join a masterclass in shirt cutting with Piccadilly Arcade shirtmakers Budd London. Every shirt pattern is drafted and cut using traditional techniques in their unique on-site cutting room, located above the shop.

Thu 9 to Fri 10 May, 12.30pm
Drop in, booking not necessary.

Budd x Tusting: Leather Craftsmanship Masterclass

One of the UK’s heritage makers of leather bags, come and see Tusting’s skilled craftsmen in action during a masterclass at Budd London.

Sat 11 to Sun 12 May, 12.30pm
Booking not necessary.

Church’s: An Eye for Detail

Join Church’s craftsmen in store as they showcase the traditional techniques used to finish a pair of the brand’s made-to-order shoes. A curated selection of unique shoes and tools from the company’s archive is also on display.

Wed 8 May, 11am – 6pm
Sat 11 May, 11am – 6pm
Drop in, booking not necessary.

Dover Street Market Curates Craft Objects from Korea’s LVS&Craft

Dover Street Market curates a selection of contemporary Korean craft objects from Seoul’s renowned Gallery LVS&Craft.

Wed 8 to Sat 11 May, 11am – 7pm
Sun 12 May, 12pm – 6pm
Drop in, booking not necessary.

D. R. Harris & Co: Engraving and Enamelling Demonstration with Harry Forster-Stringer

Explore the ancient art of enamelling at D. R. Harris & Co with goldsmith, engraver and enameller Harry Forster-Stringer. Harry demonstrates the techniques behind his creations, including engraving, preparation of enamel, enamelling and firing in the kiln.

Sun 12 May, 1pm
Booking necessary - £15. All proceeds to Cancer Research UK
There are 15 places available.

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Floris: The Scent of Summer Workshop

Visit Floris at their flagship store for an evening inspired by citrus scents and their latest fragrance launch, Neroli Voyage. Discover the versatility of the fragrance family and the art of perfume making, find your perfect citrus scent and sip on refreshing cocktails.

Thu 9 May, 6pm – 8pm
Booking necessary - £20 redeemable against purchase.
There are 20 places available.

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Fortnum & Mason x Cockpit Arts: Form + Line

Visit Fortnum & Mason to explore and shop your way through a curation of hand-crafted pieces from Cockpit Arts’ talented artists and makers. The exhibition continues until Sunday 19 May.

Wed 8 to Sat 11 May, 10am – 8pm
Sun 12 May, 12pm – 6pm
Drop in, booking not necessary.

John Smedley x Luthier Tom Sands: Sound & Vision

Join John Smedley and one of their ambassadors for the brand’s 235th anniversary celebrations, QEST scholar and luthier Tom Sands, for an evening dedicated to sound and vision, featuring a live performance by musician Will McNicol. This event is supported with welcome drinks by Rémy Martin.

Sat 11 May, 6pm – 8pm
Booking necessary - £15
There are 30 places available.

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John Smedley x Zoe Wilson & Alice Walton: Craft & Form

Join John Smedley and two of their ambassadors for the brand’s 235th anniversary celebrations – stone artist Zoe Wilson and ceramic artist Alice Walton, both QEST scholars – for a short talk hosted by Ian Maclean on the transformation of raw materials into art forms. This event is supported with welcome drinks by Rémy Martin.

Fri 10 May, 6pm – 8pm
Booking necessary - £10
There are 30 places available.

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John Smedley x St James's Market Pavilion: Celebrating 235 Years of John Smedley’s British Craftsmanship

John Smedley, the oldest knitwear manufacturer in the world and artisan of fine knits, presents a year-long exhibition. 235 celebrates Smedley's history, future and range of British craftsmanship in association with The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust, in commemoration of the brand’s 235th anniversary.

Wed 8–Sun 12 May, 10am–8pm
Drop in, booking not necessary.

Maison Assouline x Italian Trade Agency: An Evening at The Italian Table

To celebrate the launch of The Italian Table, join the Italian Trade Agency at Maison Assouline for an evening inspired by Italian culture, food and wine.

Thu 9 May, 6pm – 9pm
Booking necessary via londra@ice.it - £0
There are 70 places available.

Maison Assouline x The Italian Table: Contemporary Tableware Handcrafted in Italy

The Italian Trade Agency and Confartigianato bring the warmth of an Italian dinner table to London. Visit the top floor of Maison Assouline to see an installation of contemporary handcrafted tableware inspired by the colours, memories and atmosphere of Italian life.

Wed 8 – Sat 11 May, 10am – 9pm
Sun 12 May, 11.30am – 6pm
Drop in, booking not necessary.

Royal Academy of Arts: The Hierarchy of Materials

To celebrate the Royal Academy of Arts’ upcoming exhibition Phyllida Barlow RA cul-de-sac, Professor Ann-Sophie Lehmann examines the impact and meaning that material has on sculpture, both historically and in contemporary art.

Fri 10 May, 11am – 12pm
Booking necessary online or 020 7300 8090 - £10 standard or £6 concession.

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