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Christmas Wreath workshop London

Throughout December Columbia Creative is holding contemporary Christmas wreath-making workshops at Boxpark Shoreditch.

Lasting for an hour each, they offer the opportunity to experiment with beautiful flowers and foliage in a relaxed and festive environment. The workshops will cover how to construct and build beautiful seasonal wreaths. All materials will be supplied to create an original and stylish wreath, the perfect gift or festive decoration for the home.

No two designs will be the same and there will be a choice of classic seasonal colours or something more unique for those who like to make a statement.

‘Drawing on the spirit of Columbia Road Flower Market, we want to make creative and outstanding floral arrangements accessible to everyone. Sharing our love for inventive and naturalistic design with like-minded people is what we’re all about.’ Jo Woodward, Founder, Columbia Creative.

Workshops are priced at £25 per person and spaces are limited.


Email: jo@columbiacreative.co.uk

Tel: 07834 270 125


Monday 8 December: 7-8pm

Saturday 13 December: 10-11am

Monday 15 December: 7-8pm

Saturday 20 December: 10-11am

Wreaths are also available to order direct, priced at £20 each.

artisan coffee classesWant to make the best coffee ever? Well here's your chance to make great coffee at home.

Artisan has  recently opened the Artisan Coffee School within its new third and biggest location in Ealing.   As well as also offering training to coffee professionals and baristas, the team will also be working closely with pubs, bars and hotels to help them improve their coffee offering.  In addition, they will teaching coffee lovers how to make great tasting high quality clean coffee at home just perfect for all you coffee nuts out there. 

Classes at the Artisan Coffee School started this month and there are some November dates below for you to get involved - one of which ( a practice session) is free- we know you like free.

Coffee is at the heart of everything at Artisan - this infectious enthusiasm is passed through from the owners (the couple is half Australian after all) to its energetic and well-trained staff, always delighted to share this knowledge with anyone interested in finding out more. 

The new location is not only the biggest of the three venues but also incorporates an exciting new development for the company - the Artisan Coffee School

Having developed their own training programme, the school provides training to coffee professionals and those in the hospitality industry -  selected classes are also suitable for anyone interested in coffee and members of the public.

They also provide SCAE (Speciality Coffee Association of Europe) industry recognised courses to baristas to aid career progression so you are learning from some of the best what some of the best are taught! No crappy coffees happening any more at your house!

The following classes have just been confirmed for next week so get over to the site and get signed up.




Saturday 1st of November

Home Brew Master class

14:00 approx. 2 hours

Monday 3rd of November

Understanding Coffee

14:00 approx. 3 hours

Tuesday 4th of November

Becoming a Barista

09:00 until 17:00

Wednesday 5th of November

Free Practice (3 hours)

Times TBC

Thursday 6th of November

Barista Advanced Skills

09:00 until 17:00

Friday 7th of November

How to Start a Successful Coffee Shop

09:00 until 17:00

The school is really easy to reach from Marble Arch as is it direct on the central line and only a 5 minute walk from Ealing Broadway underground.

Photography experience company Foto Ruta are inviting you to celebrate one of London’s most polarizing and evolving neighbourhoods at their recently announced pop-up event Foto Ruta Clue; Celebrating King’s Cross. 

This is an interactive photography event for anyone that loves to snap away. It will be hosted at the wonderfully redone St Pancras Renaissance Hotel on Saturday October 25thth from 2.00 – 6.00pm.

You will get the chance to explore the surrounding King’s Cross area capturing it on camera in all it’s gritty, historic and up and coming glory with your Foto Ruta guides.

The Foto Ruta Clue event is a unique and interactive creative photography experience that is designed to engage people in their surroundings in a sociable and creative way using photography. Following a short creative photography workshop, participants will head out in teams, capturing a set of clues on camera. The experience ends in the St Pancras Renaissance hotel with a complimentary glass of wine, snacks and a professional review of everyone’s photos, encouraging interaction and discussion.

Madeleine Duxbury, Communications Manager at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, commented “As a Renaissance Hotel, we encourage guests to live our brand motto ‘Live Life To Discover’ so we are delighted to be partnering with Foto Ruta on this event, which will help participants explore one of London’s most exciting new neighbourhoods in such a creative way”

Foto Ruta Clue – Celebrating King’s Cat St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Sat 25th October 2014 / 2.00 – 6.00

Tickets priced at £24. (Early bird discount rate £18). To book visit www.foto-ruta.co.uk or email




If you have an interest in furry dead things and making them look alive then you'll want to get yourself to this taxidermy workshop. This workshop held at Barts Pathology Museum has had a fond following from the start.

The workshop coming up next month (14th June) is for beginners and run by Amanda's Autopsies. Large rats will be used (ethically sourced)

Doors open at 12:00 for a 12:30 start and we finish by 5pm - make sure you complete your piece as we offer a prize for the best effort!

There is a refreshment break around 3pm and lunch as well as hot and cold drinks are all provided.

Full information is on the taxidermy page of our temporary website, and directions on the info page

An e-mail will be sent to all ticket purchasers a few days before the class.

Barts Pathology Museum (3rd Floor Robin Brook Centre)
St Bartholomews Hospital (Outpatients Entrance)
West Smithfield

United Kingdom

Saturday, 14 June 2014 from 12:00 to 17:00 (BST) Find tickets here.

london wallet workshop carnaby

There is a leather wallet making class happening in Carnaby Street this weekend and from the pictures it looks like you could make and take yourself home a real treat!

It's a perfect workshop for anyone who has ever wanted to work with leather & create their very own leather wallet.
The workshop is £20, takes around 20-30mins and there is a large selection of beautiful leathers to choose from on the day.

So if you’re curious, and you’re looking for something fun to do this Saturday, come down to Carnaby St where you can master the basics of working with leather.

You can sign up here.