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Gravity's Guide

Gravity's Guide: Weekly Wanders #6

Things to do in London this week - 9th May until 15th May 2022


London Craft Week

📅 When: 11th May until 15th May

📍 Where: Clothworkers' Hall, Dunster Court, Mincing Lane, London EC3R 7AH

🎟️ Free entrance, find more information here

The Experimental Weave Lab is presenting a special programme of events and an exhibition, exploring the rare and fascinating world of handmade passementerie. One of the oldest of all the textile arts, passementerie is classed as an endangered craft by the Heritage Crafts Association and historically was designed and made in the City of London.


Kensington Dollshouse Festival

📅 When: 13th May - 14th May

📍 Where: Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX

🎟️ Tickets from £11.50, buy here

Meet 170 carefully selected craftsmen and suppliers selling everything from beautiful dolls house mansions to tiny clothes pegs, as well as a huge selection of wallpapers, lighting, small print fabrics, furniture, dolls and accessories.


London Makers Market

📅 When: 14th May (11am - 5pm)

📍 Where: House of Vans, 228-232 Station Approach Road, Waterloo, London SE1 8SW

🎟️ Free entrance, find more information here

The tunnels will be filled with creativity and colour for one day only! Pop along to browse the handmade goodies on offer and stock up on fantastic gifts whilst supporting over 25 small businesses showcasing their eco-conscious handmade products, such as candles, artwork, beauty, homewares, kids items and much more. Plus, there will be a Dried Wreath Making workshop, free Let's Talk about Mental Health talk, Skate Skool, 15-minute live watercolour pet portraits from photographs, free photo booth and a cafe and a bar on-site.


Louise Bourgeois: The Woven Child

📅 When: Until 15th May

📍 Where: Hayward Gallery, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

🎟️ Tickets from £15.00, buy here

It's your last chance to visit the first major retrospective of the legendary artist Louise Bourgeois! In the last two decades of her career, Bourgeois began to incorporate clothes from all stages of her life into her art, developing a varied body of work – from monumental installations, to figurative sculptures and abstract collages, incorporating textiles such as bed linen, handkerchiefs, tapestry and needlepoint. Bourgeois’s fabric works mine the themes of identity and sexuality, trauma and memory, guilt and reparation that are central to her long and storied career.


Activity of the week

Mosaic Class for Adults

📅 When: Every Tuesday (7pm - 9pm)

📍 Where: Hackney City Farm, 1a Goldsmiths Row, London E2 8QA

🎟️ Tickets from £9.20, buy here

Create small or large scale mosaic pieces, with support given to help you with any kind of projects you might wish to accomplish, such as signs, text, house numbers, flower containers, clay pots, garden decorations, mirror and picture frames, table tops, hook displays and more.