The Worshipful Company of Turners

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Poetry in Practice

The first event for Poetry in Practice, is 'The Bigger Picture' a collaboration between the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Faculty of History and Philosophy of Medicine and Pharmacy to be held on 30th January at Apothecaries Hall, featuring Simon Callow CBE.

Make a spatula by London Green Wood

Time to make your own cooking utensils! Hone your knife skills in this workshop with one of London's best woodworkers and create a spatula and a butter knife to take home with you. Suitable for complete beginners or those who want to practise their knife skills. 12th January 10 - 15.00

Christmas Day Family Eucharist at St Bride’s Church

Amidst the whirl of excitement on Christmas morning, with stockings, presents, and the aroma of a wonderful Christmas Dinner, it is so important that we take the time to reflect on what it is that we are celebrating. Join us at 11am in St Bride's on Christmas morning for a joyful festive service.

Craft Central Winter Market At The Forge

Join Craft Central from 16th to 18th November for their seasonal craft makers-market being held in their new home, recently renovated The Forge. Commended for a New London Award, The Forge is a glorious, Grade II listed building with immense historical significance.

Armistice Centenary Events

With the Armistice Centenary on November 11 coinciding with Britain's Remembrance Sunday, the traditional ceremony at the Cenotaph will conclude with an expanded march-past. As part of the day’s commemorations, Britain and Germany are joining in a call for bells of all kinds to be rung globally.

Cockpit Arts Open Studios

Cockpit Arts Open Christmas Studios is a perfect opportunity to buy direct from independent makers, from craftspeople and artist-makers as well as a selected group of Cockpit Arts’ alumni. The Holborn studios are open from 23rd to 25th November, and Deptford from 30th November to 2nd December.

Darren Appiagyei to Showcase at The Forge

Over London Design Festival Darren Appiagyei, Cockpit Arts Turners Award Recipient and one of a new generation of wood turners, will be showcasing a range of his work at Craft Central. There will be a special preview night on 15th September, then the exhibition will run daily from 16th to 23rd.

Handmade in Britain, Business Development Workshop

Handmade in Britain provides outstanding workshops addressing all aspects of a designer-maker’s career. The next workshop will take place on Thursday 27th September at Lift, London N1, where you will be able to find out how to market and sell your products in the most effective way.

Eleanor Lakelin selected for Homo Faber, Venice

Turners' Cockpit Arts Award winner, Eleanor Lakelin has been selected by The Michelangelo Foundation for Homo Faber in Venice. This is an inspiring exhibition of rare craftsmanship, encounter master artisans and discover their multifaceted know-how through live demonstrations and virtual technology.

New Mills for Turnabout

This is the latest salt and pepper mill designed by Louise Hibbert, Wizardry In Wood 2016 exhibitor and competition winner. If you are travelling to the States between January and March next year, you will be able to see her work on display at the Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, Tennessee.

Joey Richardson exhibits at Society of Designer Craftsmen

The Society of Designer Craftsmen are celebrating 130 years with their Summer Exhibition, Hand of the Maker, to be held at Chelsea College of Art and Design, from 12th to 21st July 2018. Liveryman and QEST Scholar Joey Richardson, renowned for her delicate and richly hued wood forms, is exhibiting.

Cockpit Arts Open Studios

The Worshipful Company of Turners Cockpit Arts Award winners, Eleanor Lakelin and Darren Appiagyei, will be showing their work at the Open Studios in Deptford between 15th and 17th June. Don't miss this this perfect opportunity to buy direct from independent makers.

Lunchtime recitals at St Bride’s

St Bride's has held a lunchtime recital series for over 25 years. It's a wonderfully relaxing way to take a break and change your focus. Recitals are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 1.15 pm, admission is free and the recitals last for up to 45 minutes.

Eleanor Lakelin at COLLECT

New works by woodturner Eleanor Lakelin will be featured at the 22-25 February COLLECT 2018 exhibition organised by the Crafts Council. Held in the Saatchi Gallery, Kings’ Road, Chelsea, COLLECT brings together hundreds of makers working across a wide range of processes and materials.

Yet More Trial And Error

This is the fourth-year performance of 'Yet More Trial and Error' the ever-popular theatrical fundraising Revue for the benefit of the Sheriffs’ & Record’s Fund and Pan Intercultural Arts. The Shows are being organised for the 3 nights of Mon-Wed 12th-14th March 2018 at the Central Criminal Court.

Christmas at St Bride’s

"Christmas at St Bride's is not only the busiest time of the year for us, but also one of the most significant seasons of the Christian calendar. During our many services we have in store, as always, a feast of exquisite and uplifting choral music", Alison Joyce, Rector St Bride's Church

Shine 2017

The Shine 2017 selling showcase turns the spotlight on new jewellery and silversmithing talent at the Goldsmiths’ Centre. It brings together the best up and coming jewellery brands and designer makers from across the UK. The event is free, and open to the public until 20th December.

The City’s Original Christmas Market

Start the festive season at the City's original Christmas market. The Guildhall market is open on Tuesday 28 November, with a special preview night on 27th. The Turners have again been asked to have a stall, all proceeds going towards the lifesaving work of the British Red Cross.

Cockpit Arts Open Studios

Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios, is a perfect opportunity to buy direct from independent makers. Cockpit Arts Turners award recipients, Darren Appiagyei, and Eleanor Lakelin will be showing works from their studios at the Deptford event from 1st to 3rd December.

Turning Against Torture

A unique auction of beautiful artworks turned out of wood from Greenwich Royal Park is set to raise funds for Freedom from Torture. The collection will be auctioned at the Trafalgar Tavern on the evening of the 17th November, with all proceeds going to support vital work with survivors of torture.

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