Head to East Village E20 this December for a festive pop-up shopping experience with a difference as the neighbourhood hosts its first ever Christmas Makers Market at East Village E20, with FREE entry.
East Village has teamed up with emerging lifestyle brand Earl of East London to host the market, following their ongoing success as curators of local craftsmanship.
Christmas shoppers will be able to buy quality leather goods and accessories from Briggs and Shears, delicate hand-crafted jewellery from Inger Studio and beautiful hand-drawn designs from London’s finest printers, Lamplighter London, as well as individual ceramic pieces from Blue Guy Pottery and indoor planters and terrariums with Ro Co.
The makers will also showcase their talents with a series of workshops, so visitors can try their hand at making their own personalised Christmas gifts or even pick up a new hobby. Makers will demonstrate the fundamental skills of a craft with classes ranging from copper wreath-making to mini calligraphy workshops and how to handcraft leather items – perfect for handmade Christmas gifts.
The Christmas Market will be open at weekends from the 5-20 December on Saturdays from 11am to 6pm and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.
NEED TO KNOW
Location: 15-19 Penny Brookes Street, East Village, E20 1DA
Dates: Three weekends in December (5 and 6, 12 and 13, 19 and 20)
Times: Saturdays – 11am to 6pm / Sundays – 11am to 5pm
Nearest station: Stratford International DLR / Stratford
Website: www.eastvillagelondon.co.uk – check website for workshop bookings.