May 29, 2022
The London Festival of Architecture is a month-long celebration taking place from June 1st-30th across the entire city of London.
The LFA remit is to invite everyone to feel empowered and relevant in discussions on architecture and our city, 'to test new ideas and uncover and promote new talent'.
The range of events on offer truly reflects the breadth and creativity of the organisers and the communities that they represent, and most of the events are free.
The 2022 festival theme of 'ACT', is apt after the pandemic forced us to become less active and highlighted things that need to change about the way we live. Asking questions such as how architecture should adapt to respond to climate emergency, and the need for social reform, the huge range of events presents fascinating, prescient ideas such as how we can design our cities for women, 'Uncivic Space' which looks at hostile architecture, utopias, activism and more!
The website is really engaging and has so many interesting facets, including Competitions, Podcasts and articles on the full festival line-up, which includes walks and tours, a Royal Academy Symposium, interactive exhibitions, a studio lates programme and so much more! Visit the website here
We've highlighted a few events here to give you a taster:
Design Interrupted is an interactive exhibition conceived by Oxford Doctoral Candidate Maggie McGrath, in Kings Cross, that explores how algorithmic search engines may be hindering and ultimately adversely affecting the creative process for us all! As an artist, designer and architect - early stages of a project include image research. Where once we pored over books and magazines, now we primarily search online. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to search in both an analogue, and digital way, in order to compare the results and discover the impact these algorithms may be having on our design.
Find out more at www.design-interrupted.com
Tomorrow's Cities with Maya Kincaid
Join this artist workshop for children and teens, where participants are invited to consider what their ideal cities would be like, bringing ideas to life through design, drawing and sculpture with artist Maya Kincaid. Individual creations are brought together to construct a dream city, and can either be taken home or left in the pavilion.
26th June, 11am-13pm, for ages 5-16 years, book free tickets here
Make it don't Waste it
With the aim to reduce the waste produced by the design process, Make it don't Waste it is one of a series of Studio Lates, inviting you to join Granby Workshop and Kelham Island Concrete at the studio with a workshop to design bespoke terrazzo coasters made of surplus samples, with drink, music and chat!
Friday 17th June, 6pm - 11pm
Don't forget to check out the website for the full month-long line up HERE
June 26, 2022
It looks like we're in for a long hot summer, whether abroad or at home. Keep it cool in the right pair of sandals for you.
Check out our selection of the best SS22 sandals, get 'em while it's hot!
June 19, 2022
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our Coal Drops Yard's boutique will be closed Sunday the 19th and Monday the 20th of June.
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday.
Thank you for your understanding.
June 12, 2022
June is Pride month - and this one's EXTRA special as it celebrates 50 years.
Pride is about allowing everyone to feel proud of who they are no matter who they love...of bright, colourful pride in being!
This year's parade will take place on Saturday July 2nd