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On May 18th we will be taking part in Burgess Park’s May Fair, an annual celebration of Burgess Park and the rich and unique history of the surrounding area.

This year the park is traveling back in time to the industrial revolution, capturing the spirit of the 19th Century and the transformation of this area from market garden villages to a manufacturing focal point.

At Art in the Park we will be running a collection of workshops and activities in and around the studio.

  • Ceramic Brick Making with Decorative Victorian Elements
  • Silk Screen Printing on Bags
  • “Flow” Temporary Sculpture Trail

Elsewhere around the park you’ll be able to find:

  • Heritage photography trail around the park
  • Victorian games and costumes for children with 1st Place Nursery
  • Vauxhall City Farm – mobile farm
  • Dogs Trust micro-chipping and dog activities
  • Stalls by local community groups: Walworth Society, Peckham Vision, Cambridge House and more

For more details about the May Fair and what else is going on around the park visit Friends of Burgess Park.

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!

Happy Monday all! It’s a beautiful start to the week, a welcome change from all the rain. Fingers crossed it stays that way…

There’s so much going on at Art in the Park this week. Tonight is woodcarving with Bill Hudson – learn which tools to use, health and safety, how to best design and plan your carving, carving techniques, different uses of materials and much more… This Wednesday is the first in our new Lino Printing lessons with Simon Veis, a course which will guide you through all the stages from design to printing. Thursday is pottery with Leyla Folwell, with different classes running for all ages and levels of ability. Try your hand at ‘up-cycling’ old clothes with Jill Newman’s new Eco Fashion workshop on Friday evening. And this Saturday is Life Drawing, a class for anyone who wants to learn life drawing or enhance and work on their practice. For more information click here. How will you be getting crafty and creative this week?

There are some great new exhibitions on this week. A new exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s study of anatomy opens at The Queen’s Galllery this Friday. This groundbreaking work was lost for 400 years after his death in 1519, but can now be enjoyed in the largest exhibition of his studies of the human body.

A new exhibition of Bauhaus, ‘Bauhaus – Art as Life‘ opens at the Barbican on Thursday. From expressionist beginnings to a pioneering model uniting art and technology, this London exhibition presents the Bauhaus’ utopian vision to change society in the aftermath of the First World War.

If the sun stays out, what a better way to spend Sunday than taking a walk through the bluebells? Take a guided walk through the Bluebell woods within the Garden at Osterley Park and House!

Are you looking for something crafty to do this week? I absolutely love this stunning doily lampshade, why not give it a go this week?

Have a wonderful week, whatever you’re doing.

Good morning and happy Monday! I hope you had a lovely Easter. The holidays may be over, but there are still plenty of fun and creative things to be done over the next seven days.

There’s woodcarving with Bill Hudson tonight at Art in the Park – a great course for learning all about the art of wood carving and producing your own functional objects and works of art. Experienced carvers are also welcome to drop in to use our space and materials. This Saturday is a one-day plate and bowl making class with our ceramist Leyla Folwell – all you need for  making and decorating you’re own unique plate or bowl from scratch! To find out more about the courses we are running and to book your place please click here.

We’re very excited for Art in the Park artist Andrea Sinclair, whose choir is singing in a free event at the Globe Theatre this Sunday. Sonnet Sunday launches the Globe Festival with singing, dancing stalls and readings of the sonnets. Congratulations Andrea!

Animal Inside Out looks like a very interesting exhibition (though probably not to everyone’s taste!). This curious exhibition at the Natural History Museum displays the astonishing, and often quite beautiful, anatomies and inner workings of different animals. Ever wondered what the blood vessels in a shark or the nervous system of cat look like? No? But here’s a chance to find out!

This week is also the final week of the Alchemy Festival at the Southbank Centre, a festival celebrating the music, debate, film, dance, literature, fashion and design of India and South Asia. Attend a jazz concert, a poetry reading, or drop in for some morning yoga.

There’s also a great retrospective of YBA Gillian Wearing currently showing at the Whitechapel Gallery. Wearing’s work is an exploration in the way we present ourselves to the world, and this exhibition features her famous series, Signs that say what you want them to say, and not Signs that say what someone else wants you to say where strangers were offered paper and pen to communicate their own messages.

And if you’re feeling crafty this week how about having a go at this simple and elegant mobile. A great (and surprisingly easy) way to brighten up a room!

Whatever you do this week, and a fun and interesting time!