London Craft Week 3-7 May
From 3 - 7 May 2017, the third edition of London Craft Week takes up residence in the capital. This annual event showcases the very best international and British creativity and craftsmanship through a ‘beyond luxury’ journey-of-discovery. The curated programme brings together over 230 events from all corners of the globe fusing making, design, fashion, art, luxury, food, culture and shopping.
From the V&A to The Shard and RADA to The House of Lords, hidden studios to Mayfair stores and bustling workshops to Michelin starred restaurants, London Craft Week is spread across the capital’s iconic buildings, influential institutions and off-the-beaten track side streets, many of which are not normally open to the public. Likewise, the programme spans a broad spectrum from unknown makers to celebrated masters, famous designers, brands and galleries. Emerging and established makers and artists such as Tom Raffield, Bill Amberg, Felicity Aylieff, Julian Stair and Grayson Perry feature alongside luxury brands including: Founding Partner Vacheron Constantin, Princess Yachts, Rolls Royce, Mulberry and Georg Jensen.
Most of the events are free and you can drop in and for some booking is necessary. I have booked to visit Tea and Perfume with Postcard Tea and Perfumer H on Thursday, more info here,
Conserving the Great Clock of Westminster: Big Ben, more info here,
and I'll definitely be popping in at Saville Row to see The Jimmy Beaumont Capsule Collection, more info here
There are loads more interesting and perfume related events as well but unfortunately I'll be working and won't be able to make it, but if you are free there is the Floris Fragrance Creation - The Art of Blending , more info here,
and Make a Scent at Ormonde Jayne, more info here.
You can also find the detailed programme here
I hope you get to visit some of the events and enjoy the creativity and craftsmanship of the makers!