24th - 28th July, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Crown Works, Temple Street, London, E2 6QQ
Over the course of five consecutive evenings, you will be taken on a journey to explore the fundamentals of hand-building with clay. The initial session involves getting acquainted with soft clay, where you'll learn to create coils that will later be used to craft a pot of your choice.
In the second session your instructor will guide you in using a slab roller to compress clay into long sheets, which can then be cut and shaped to create more substantial and intricate pieces of work. Subsequent sessions will build upon your skills, pottery making and finalising your pieces.
At the end of the course, each student will have the chance to keep eight pots, the quantity dependent on their sizes. This hands-on experience promises to be an enjoyable and enriching introduction to the art of working with clay.
The Holly Bush
22 Holly Mount, NW3
Nestled in the picturesque neighbourhood of Hampstead, the Holly Bush attracts a diverse crowd of intellectual and artistic locals, as evidenced by plaques on the bar commemorating its past regulars. It also serves as a favoured spot for those seeking refreshment following an invigorating stroll on the nearby heath with refined pub classics crafted from fresh, seasonal ingredients and very dog friendly.
Despite transforming into a public house in 1928, the establishment's interior, adorned with wood-paneling has retained the allure of an 18th-century building. This ambiance perfectly captures the essence of a quaint village pub, mirroring Hampstead's former identity when the building originally took shape.
Ida Italian Restaurant
Grade II listed corner shop building in Queen's Park
222A Kilburn Lane, W10 4AT
Ida opened in 2007 and is family-run by husband and wife team, Avi and Simonetta together with their three children. Named after Avi’s mother, Ida, the restaurant never compromises on freshness, creating their pasta, gnocchi and ragu in house every day - always prepared in the Marchigiano way. Ida stick to simple, home-cooked Italian food rich in tradition and in keeping with the seasons.
Capturing The Moment
13th June 2023 - 28th January 2024
An exhibition featuring a curated selection of renowned artists such as Francis Bacon, Peter Doig, Paula Rego, Andy Warhol, David Hockney, Paulina Olowska, Lisa Brice, Hiroshi Sugimoto delves into the fascinating interplay between contemporary painting and photography.
The exhibition commences by showcasing painters from the post-war era, like Lucian Freud and Alice Neel, alongside groundbreaking photographers such as Dorothea Lange. This juxtaposition allows visitors to observe the mutual development and exchange of ideas between the artists and photographers of that time.
£20 ticket price or free for members.