Head to Deptford Market Yard this Christmas for our Designer Maker Fair. As well as great British design and craft from some of South East London's best designers available to buy, we've got loads of ways to make your own gifts too.
You'll be able to flex your creative muscles with workshops in ring making, jewellery making, candle making, Christmas wreath making, printing and more.
Meanwhile the food arches will be serving up hot n' tasty Winter warmers and enticing you to get merry with spicy cocktails and drinks.
Have a festive wander our way this Christmas.
The team at IYA Studio will host McKinley & Paget for a candle making workshop, as well as selling their own festive graphic design cards and wrapping in the iyouall store, up on the Carriage Way. Workshop ticket link below.
Makers House is a collaborative exhibition and shop showcasing a collection of work by multiple designers. The shop space, up on the Carriage Way, will be transformed into of a series of ‘rooms’ by a group of South East London's finest designer makers. There'll also be free demonstrations in paper marbeling plus workshops in paper wreath making by Language of Flora and a tea towel screen printing class with Georgia Bosson.
Furniture design studio, Sebastian Cox will present characterful occasional furniture from the Underwood collection. Stools, benches, ladders and hat stands made from coppiced Hazel and English Ash will be available for purchase alongside their sustainable desktop accessories.
The team at Seb Cox will also host making workshops in their space on the Carriage Way. On Thursday 14th December from 6pm you can make your own silver ring with the amazingly popular The Workbench London. Or on Sunday 17th December, make your own textile bracelets with designer Aimee Betts. Click names for tickets or scroll down.
This Winter, find festive bouquets, Christmas wreaths and a selection of homewares and vintage items in Arch 5. Berdnadette and team are also running workshops in Wreath Making and Christmas Table Centrepiece Making.
WIN & RUBY
THE BOX HAIR
For party girls and guys who want to look their best, Glam-up Express hair styling is just £20 or Glam-up do £30 in December. Gift Vouchers also available for cuts and colours from The Box. Plus Jacqui the dog in her Christmas jumper!!
The Christmas sandwich returns! Turkey Stuffing and Cranberry sauce on toasted St John’s sourdough. Plus hot, freshly roasted coffee, cinnamon muffins and home-made mince pies.
Hot, warming pies and ice cold pints are coming to Arch 9! Plus you can now book in for your Christmas supper with the three course festive menu at Dirty Apron. All the favourites plus veggie options, home-made by owner and chef, Suzie. To book email: Suzie@dirtyapron.co.uk
From the second week of December to New Year's Eve, grab the Jerk Turkey from Mama's Jerk. This festive offering is served in the signautre Roti, Cocobun, Salads or with new menu item, 'Biriyardie Rice & Peas'. Too cold outside? Have it delivered by UberEats.
Grandson Tristan loves any occassion to celebrate the chintz, and Christmas is no different! As well as Christmas-themed Afternoon Teas, there'll be Christmas cocktails, including: ‘Merry Tristmas, you filthy Animal' made with Baileys, Licor 43, peanut putter, Nutella, milk and cream and 'Hot Mulled Spiced Apple Juice', spiked with any spirit of your choice.
Give the gift of cheese. Archie's cheese bar will be joined by their trusty Cheese Truck selling mulled wine and cheese boards! You'll also be able to order a block of a variety of British cheeses in time for your festive feast! Weekend 16th & 17th December
New collection of illustrated hoodies, t.shirts and ceramics by Deptford-based artist and designer Jessica Childs. Jess will be holding a launch party for the new collection on December 15th in Arch 6. Original, fresh threads for Christmas.
New Winter collection in store now, plus happening throughout November, an ongoing flash sale on premium contemporary African print clothing items from dresses and jackets to accessories and jewellery.
Maker House, 2 Carriage Way:
Marbeling demonstrations and drop in Christmas Card making
Fri 15th - Sun 17th December
£5 Xmas Card making
Sebastian Cox, 4 Carriage Way:
IYA Studio, 3 Carriage Way:
McKinley & Paget
Participants will be guided through the process of creating their own unique, scented candle.
In addition, each participant will also get to take home a candle from their new, Winter collection.
Sunday 17th Dec:
English Flowerhouse, Arch 5:
Christmas Wreath workshops:
Sun 26th Nov:
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Sun 3rd Dec:
2.30pm - 4.30pm
Thurs 14th Dec:
7pm - 8.30/9pm
Christmas Table Arrangement workshops:
Sat 16th Dec:
2.30pm to 4.30pm
Seasonal refreshments will be served
Childsdraw, Arch 6:
Ticket info coming soon or email: email@example.com
Thurs 14th Dec: Late night launch 6-9pm
Fri 15th: 10am - 6pm
Sat 16th Dec: 10am - 7pm
Sun 17th Dec: 11am - 5pm
See individual store opening times for food and drinks
2, 3, 4 & 5 Carriage Way
1-14 Arches, 4 Deptford Market Yard
Free entry and free demonstrations
Shops and Food arches open as usual
Workshops are ticketed