EVENT: join us at the Southbank Centre’s #VillageFair this weekend!

19 Aug EVENT: join us at the Southbank Centre’s #VillageFair this weekend!

fon-logo-square-for-website_new-2-1If you are free please join us at Southbank Centre’s Festival of Neighbourhood this weekend (24th-25th August) in central London! Southbank Centre brings you a quintessential #villagefair, celebrating the diverse and creative nature of urban ‘village’ life – people coming together to socialise and create. See Saturday’s line up here & Sunday’s schedule here

On Saturday 24th August 11am-1pm please support our Sarah who will be part of the panel discussion: “Craft Code Village: The craft community revival & the internet”

At The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall. Come and listen or join in the discussion. A morning of presentations from craft clubbers, bloggers and online groups who share a passion for creating fabulous handmade objects. Hear how they have created digital ‘villages’ with a strong ethos of open access, skill sharing and technique revival. Chaired by Rachel Coldicutt from Caper.

Contributors include: our own Sarah Corbett & friends Lauren O’Farrell of Stitch London, Momtaz Begum-Hossain of The Make Escape, & Chloe Burrow of The Merry Bobbins plus we are excited to meet and join Katie Harris of We are Nana & Kim Winter of Makerhood.


We will be there on both online pharmacy birth control days with our stall at their Maker Market 11am-4pm at the Herb Garden at Riverside Terrace


Join some of our #craftivists alongside an eclectic mix of makers, craft clubbers and bloggers display their products and skills. The line-up includes: London Knaughty Knitters, NannaMade, GranMade, Crafternoon Cabaret Club, Makerhood, The Making Home, Papermash, craftingfingers and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme, plus others.


Craft Bloggers Kate MacdougallLynne RobinsonDavina Drummond, and Anna Simmonds will be live-blogging tutorials throughout the weekend too


There will also be a virtual stall featuring 
and http://www.ailiewilliams.co.uk/.


PLUS if you need any more convincing to come along (!), you can also take part in traditional games such as hoopla and ‘hook the duck’ or take a ride in the helter-skelter. Catch Southbank Centre’s dog show and visit the display of owls and falconry birds. Enjoy brass bands and traditional folk music  played by local handbell ringers, and join us for a ‘strip the willow’ dance at our Saturday evening ceilidh. You know us craftsters love an excuse to party so come join us!:) 

For more info follow @neighbourhoodfest #villagefair on Twitter

  • Kerry Bishop
    Posted at 13:37h, 24 August Reply

    I missed today’s talk but will be coming along tommorow – just wondered if the talk has been filmed and if we can view it after the event?

    • Craftivist Collective
      Posted at 17:28h, 26 August Reply

      Hey Kerry 🙂 Sadly the talk wasn’t filmed but I’m just about to put up my Lost Lecture talk which was similar. Look out for that super-soon!:) x

  • Kerry Bishop
    Posted at 18:14h, 27 August Reply

    Thanks Sarah really enjoyed watching your lecture. Very inspiring and I will definitely be having a go at making my own banner!

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