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Hello there! Things to Make and Do posts have moved to Fridays – to get you ready for the weekend and the week ahead.

It’s a busy weekend at Art in the Park – both Bill Hudson and Leyla Folwell will be in the studio, running a woodworking class and a plate or bowl making workshop. After that, Monday will be woodcarving with Bill again. On Tuesday Andrea Sinclair will be running a one day pewter workshop, where you can learn to make your own jewellery. And Thursday will be pottery with Leyla Folwell – with classes running in the afternoon and evening for kids and grown ups alike! Phew! To find out more and book your place, click here!

This weekend is the last chance to catch the World Photography Awards at Somerset House a great exhibition of contemporary photography, spanning many different subjects such as current affairs, sport, portraiture, landscape and fashion.

Museums at Night, the annual after hours event happening at hundreds of museums and galleries up and down the country takes place this weekend. The Royal Observatory, National Gallery, Design Museum and more open up their doors at night for special events and workshops!

Ways with Words, a festival or words and ideas is happening this weekend in Opera Holland Park. Each day will feature around five events, with speakers such Alain de Botton, Jeremy Paxman, Maureen Lipman and Jimmy Carr.

This week will be your last chance to catch the Lucian Freud Portraits exhibition at the National Portraits Gallery. The exhibition runs until the 27th of June, make sure you don’t miss it!

Looking for a weekend project? How about these fantastic Hanging Mason jars lights! Quite an advanced project, but a stunning result if you have the time and patience.

And how about something tasty for the week – doesn’t this lemon tart look good? Yum!

Whatever you are doing this week, have a great time!

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Happy Monday again. I hope you had a lovely weekend, and are looking forward to the week ahead!

If you’re looking for something crafty and creative to do this week, then we have much to offer you at the Art in the Park studios. Tonight is woodcarving with Bill Hudson – a great class of the art of woodcarving and a chance to make your own sculpture and objects.Tuesday is the art of pewter casing with Andrea Sinclair where you can make your own piece of beautiful and unique jewellery. Thursday afternoon and evening is full of pottery with Leyla Folwell, with classes running suitable for any age and level of experience. And this Friday is the first of a new sewing class with Jill Newman – an eco-fashion and textiles club where you can try your hand at recycling and up-cycling, deconstructing , “make-do-and-mend”, experiment with re-used/junk materials! To see our full list of classes and book your place please click here!

There are currently some fantastic exhibitions running in London, if you want to soak up some culture this week. A photography exhibition showcasing the work of 37 international arists has recently opened at the Saatchi Gallery, “Out of Focus: Photography“.

Or if you want to enjoy your photography in the sunshine, the Natural History is displaying highlights from the fantastic Wildlife Photography of the Year Exhibition in the grounds of the museum.

This weekend is the second annual London Coffee Festival! Celebrating coffee with music, samples demonstrations and tastings. Yum yum! What’s more, 50% of all ticket sales will be donated to Project Waterfall, a clean water initiative currently providing communities in Tanzania’s Mbulu District. Hurrah!

Looking for a quick and easy ways to add some pretty and colourful touches to your home, how about giving these d.i.y. candle holders a go?

And I think I might have to make this scrumptious looking lemon-blueberry yoghurt loaf this weekend – who’s with me?

Have a wonderful week, whatever you’re doing!

Happy Monday! What a lovely, sunny start to the week – fingers crossed it stays that way…

It’s a full week of workshops and classes this week – a great time to come down to Burgess Park, enjoy the weather and get creative! Tonight is woodcarving with Bill Hudson, learn all about the art of woodcarving or drop in to use our space and materials for your own work. On Tuesday, Andrea Sinclair will be running a pewter casting workshop – creating unique pieces of jewellery using the ancient art of pewter. Thursday is all pottery, Leyla Folwell will be running drop in classes all afternoon and evening for children, beginners and advanced potters. On Sunday Jill Newman will be running a Remake/Remodel Recycled Fashion workshop. Learn how to update and ‘up-cycle’ your old clothes to create new and original clothes and accessories! For more information about all our courses and how to book your place, click here.

Have you seen the Dale Chihuly exhibition at the Halcyon Gallery? Chihuly works in glass, creating stunning installation pieces and elevating the medium from craft to groundbreaking fine art. This is a beautiful exhibition of Chihuly’s work, truly breathtaking to see.

It’s the final few days of New York crochet artist Olek’s exhibition, ‘I do not expect to be a mother but I do expect to die alone’. Olek has covered a gallery space and all the objects within it in colourful crochet. A strange and stunning sight to behold, finishing on the 25th of March.

If you missed the Natural History Museum’s Wildlife Photography exhibition, there is still a chance to see some of the highlights displayed in the ground of the museum. On the 23rd of March, 80 of the photographs will be displayed on the Museum’s East Lawn – so enjoy them on the grass and in the sun!

Are you looking for a fun, crafty project to try this week? How about these diy garden markers? A great way to keep track of your herbs and greenery.

Are you doing anything exciting? Let us know what you’re up to, and have a wonderful week!

Many London commuters battled and slipped their way to work today, finding frustration in late trains and frosty footpaths. At least here in Burgess Park, it has been transformed into a winter wonderland. Here are some pictures taken yesterday and this morning, with some in a black and white sketch effect. Here for full Burgess Park album.

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