26th March 2019

London Craft Week returns to the capital for its fourth edition from 8-12 May 2019. Celebrating outstanding British and international creativity, this year the festival brings together over 200 established and emerging makers, designers, brands and galleries from around the world. Cockpit Arts are delighted to once again be a partner for the event and will be hosting an event on the 8 May at Leathersellers’ Hall.

Making it in London – Craft at Risk?

London’s creative economy is a global success.  Yet, with soaring housing prices and a squeeze on studio space, is it still realistic to run a craft business in the capital?  Join Cockpit CEO Annie Warburton, ceramic artist David Marques, textile designer Majeda Clarke, and Ed Bayes, Culture at Risk Officer at the Mayor of London’s Office, for a debate chaired by Katie Treggiden on how we keep creativity thriving at the heart of the city.

For Mayor Sadiq Khan, creative enterprise is a priority: ‘London is a leading creative capital city, which attracts talent and enterprise from all over the world. The creative economy is estimated to provide one in six jobs in London and the creative industries generate around £42 billion for the London economy. It is also one of London’s fastest growing sectors.’

Cockpit Arts is a beacon for how expert support is pivotal in enabling makers to thrive in London’s creative economy.  Join us for a lively discussion on the ingredients that make this work and how we plan to build for the future.

Making it in London – Craft at Risk?
Wednesday 8 May 2019
11am to 12.30pm

The Leathersellers’ Hall
7 St Helen’s Place

Free entry but advance booking is essential.

Book tickets here


Images – Top: Bazarre by David Marques; middle: portrait photos of Majeda Clarke and David Marques