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London Transport Museum: 2017 Craft Season

Londoners and visitors alike can get creative during a series of evening craft workshops inspired by the London Transport Museum’s iconic collections and the capital’s fascinating heritage. The 2017 season of craft workshops includes: The Art of the Sign (a modern calligraphy workshop) in March; Wild City (terrarium-making) in May; Illuminate London (neon artwork creation) in June; Leather Travel Accessories in July; and, to end the year, Christmas Crackers, in December.

Tunnel Through Time
Tunnel Through Time

The first Museum Makers workshop will take place on 23rd March 2017: The Art of the Sign with Quill London. It will show participants the art of contemporary sign writing with a professional lettering artist from Quill London. Using modern calligraphy as the basis of your letter forms, you’ll learn how to create your own lettering art, inspired by transport signage through the ages.

On 25th May, Wild City with London Terrariums will allow you to create your own little piece of urban wilderness in our terrarium workshop, inspired by the nature around railway tracks and in tunnels; you’ll learn about the history behind the terrarium, how these contained ecosystems thrive, how to care for them, and build your own unique terrarium to take home. Hopefully, you’ll be watching it develop for years to come.

Black 1926 1735-87

Illuminate London with Ellbie Co. Make Happy Club, on 22nd June, is a beginner-friendly workshop, where experts from the Make Happy Club will be on hand to help you make your own neon-style artwork, inspired by the skyline around us.

On July 20th the museum will host the Leather Travel Accessories workshop with Rosanna Clare Accessories, where you’ll make a bespoke leather luggage tag or travel card wallet with matching keyring. You’ll learn how to cut, craft and monogram leather, and leave with something gorgeous inspired by the Tube line colours and personalised with your initials, or a quote.

Iain Sinclair
Iain Sinclair

The last of the London Transport Museum Craft Workshops will take place on 7th December: Moquette Christmas Crackers with Zeena Shah, who will craft bespoke luxury Christmas crackers with you, inspired by moquette fabric patterns and filled with your choice of little treats selected from our shop. The craft workshops take place at London Transport Museum in famed Covent Garden and can be booked in advance.

London Transport Museum
Covent Garden Piazza

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Heist Bank Beer Festival

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