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To celebrate the final weekend of LDF 2016 South East Makers Club invites all design enthusiasts to head south and follow a trail through the creative streets & studios of South East London. The trail includes workshop tours, Simple Shape ceramics exhibitions, street art, films, talks & pub quiz.

To celebrate the final weekend of The London Design Festival 2016, South East Makers Club invites all design enthusiasts to head south and follow our trail through the creative streets and studios of South East London.
The journey begins at the Deptford Market Yard where visitors will able to collect a South East Makers Club trail newspaper & map and see a joint exhibition with award winning furniture designer-maker Sebastian Cox and the designer makers favourite photographer, Yeshen Venema.

From here to Cockpit Arts where you will be able to meet the makers, Catarina Riccabona, Eleanor Lakelin and Leah Jensen and learn about their craft.

The trail leads visitors from Cockpit Arts onto Brockley where Simple Shape will present a ceramics exhibition ‘Gradient: Experiments in Clay’ in their new studio showing the work of two super talented potters, Jono Smart and Luke Eastop.

A full talks programme, ‘Words & Workshops’ at the Lewisham Art House provides a stopping point on the trail and will include talks from Tord Boontje, Jay Osgerby & Max Fraser, Sebatian Cox, Eleanor Pritchard, Ben Chatfield and Candice Lau.

Visitors can then head through New Cross to the Curzon Goldsmiths where we they will be showing the Crafts Council's Real to Reel craft films. A series of 'shorts' exploring making in every capacity.

From here to The Bussey Building in Peckham for a Design Market - a collection of carefully chosen designers and makers will launch, show and sell their work. And after to Vanguard Court where internationally renowned ceramicists Chris Keenan and Carina Ciscato amongst others will open their studio and deliver a talk and demonstration (demo on 25th).

On Saturday The Fat Walrus pub will host our 'Disco' and on Sunday, the finale, is A Designer Pub Quiz, hosted by Tom Odell and The South East London Journal at Nines in Peckham.
What better way to end the London Design Festival experience than discovering the design delights of the South East!

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