Makers House is a group of South London designers set up by Georgia Bosson in 2017 as part of the South East Makers Club design trail for the London Design Festival. Workshops and pop-up shop by Georgia Bosson, PaperWilds, Cecily Vessey and Anna Wiscombe.
Maddie is a Peckham local and her brave expressive nature inspired paintings feel like the sea and a step into a place of freedom. She has recently completed a series of small paintings to accompany her current body of work. "The paintings are all studies from memory of coastal landscapes painted from the sea looking at the land. Caves in Paxos; an abandoned Pumice Quarry in Lipari; & Rock Beach in Cornwall at low tide are a few of the places I've painted for this series".
Dan Jamieson is an artist based in London. His portraits of icons in contemporary culture peel back the layers of celebrity to reveal a humorous observation of their character.
His artistic style adopts a blend of naivety, accuracy, repetitive patterns and frenetic mark making. The works often incorporate a narrative commentary in text, gently puncturing the bubble of celebrity.
Divino in Vino a boutique wine service founded by Silvia and based in London offering dynamic wine tastings, educational workshops and intimate events open to all! Creating special moments and experiences in an intimate yet energetic setting. Niche and unusual wines from exclusive producers from all around the world, From wine to wine, you travel through moments, stories, and terroirs, and at the end of the night, your luggage is an awareness of where you can wander next time.
Come and learn how to draw your own illustration of these prickly little cactus plants with @jackseymourillustration and turn them into a linocut for your own print and choice of product including notebook, greeting card or fabric item (cushion, tea towel etc). 1pm - 7pm at Blue Shop Cottage, Camberwell. £35 all materials included.
Boomerang: A Play by Ivana Mazza-Coates & Madeleine Shenai was first performed at The Park Theatre and subsequently The Arcola, Dalston. The team have been developing the comedy ever since and now, adapted for the space at Blue Shop, this contemporary yet nostalgic production will have you howling with laughter and memory.
Nuria Vila is coming over from Barcelona to teach us all about sustainable design. Her workshops for children and adults will be fun and playful and her lectures and workshops will be full of tips and tricks on how to be a more sustainable designer at a time where, more than ever, we must be more conscious about the materials and processes we are using.
Tactile was a mini-residency project aiming to exhibit, explore and enjoy the craft of hand lettering & sign painting.
From 5th-15th April, sign painters Jake Tyler and Hannah Sunny Whaler will be at Blue Shop Cottage painting letter tiles to order. With three paint your own tile workshops and a group panel discussion the team brought lots of people together to keep their love of the craft alive.
Jess Lucas, a local florist, decided to take over the shop for a week and transform it into an oasis of leaves and colour. She sold pre potted plants and cacti as well as arranging small to large bunches for all the South East London locals. With an opening launch party and heavy footfall throughout the week, in the gorgeous end of summer sun, Jess and her wonderful team did a fantastic job.
Faces in Focus were under the awning to present a collection of images representing and raising awareness around Mental Health to raise money for Mind. "Mind is a collection of stories surrounding the theme of mental health and the mind. Sold in a limited edition in aid of mental health organisations Head Talks."
Fred and his boys took over the shop with their gorgeous wooden bar and together we decorated the windows and filled the space with plants and books and hooked up a soundsystem. Live Music and incredible cocktails meant people poured in and Cock&Tail are returning at the end of the summer.