Friday, May 20, 2011

Dates for your diary...

London is just a constant flow of events, launches, previews and private views isn't it?! I'm sure I could go out into London any night of the week and sniff out a free glass of vino at a gallery or press launch.  I love it, and I know I don't make use of it enough... (although to be fair I don't know where'd I really find the time, unless someone invents something which means we never have to sleep again to gain back a few more hours in the day!)
Anyway, if you do have time to get out and about and experience our amazing city, here are a few of my picks of events in the coming weeks and months...

This Weekend!
Last days of Made in Clerkenwell 
Open Studios where you can view and buy from some of London's most talented designers, from jewellery to glass, to homewares.  Lovely gifts like Kate Clarke's prints...

26th - 30th May
Westfield Shopping Centre in West London is hosting a Home Trends Show - which will include celebrity guests, (I'm hoping for the Dulux Dog!) interior design master classes and demo's and discounts for the likes of Habitat, M&S etc.  Definitely worth a peep if you are out shopping there over the bank holiday.

4th June
If you fancy a night out on the tiles, why not raise money for charity while you're at it?! Swing for Skin is a 1940's tea dance being held onboard the HMS Belfast to raise money for DEBRA UK, a charity who support those with EB - a genetic blistering skin condition. Get dressed up and go back in time for a night! :)
16th June
Patchwork Harmony is also holding a charity night in collaboration with Yes London to raise money for Dress for Success - a charity that assists the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.  We'll be having a few interesting speakers talking about business related topics, and we'll have a fine set of raffle prizes for you to win! Come along for a glass of wine, a cuppa and some cake! More info here
10th July
If you are a design or craft blogger then why not sign up for the London Blognic?! Lynne and Ellie will be holding this as a get together for bloggers in Regents Park... get those picnic baskets out! :) 
29th - 31st July
Vintage at the Southbank - Wayne Hemingway's event of all things vintage, from bands, to film, shops, dance and workshops. Make a weekend of it!

Anytime! And hey, if you're just not feeling the traisping around London, and just want to curl up on the sofa (with your laptop) check out newly launched online publication - Midcentury Magazine Have a nose around other peoples homes, without leaving the comfort of your own!


1 comment:

  1. Great post. Thank you so much for posting about the Swing For Skin event. I am a loyal DEBRA supporter as my son died from the condition when he was just seven months old. I really do not know how we would have managed without the help of the brilliant teams at DEBRA and GOSH along with the support of a couple of the doctors at the local hospital. It is a very rare condition that many people know little about, including us until the birth of our son, and any press that they can get makes a big difference. Thank you :)


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