Press Release:
Heal’s presents a decorative flourish of events for Spring

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Spring has well and truly sprung at Heal’s and alongside its glorious new seasonal collections it’s been busy pulling together a jam-packed calendar of events for the coming months.

Following the success of Heal’s Modern Craft Market earlier in the year, its ‘more than a store’ programme is on the front to deliver a range of workshops, talks and live demo’s in-store in a range of Heal’s Spring events.

Teaming up with a diverse array of leading designers and makers, this unique series of events has been specially curated to match the exacting tastes and passions of Heal’s design hungry customers.

And with plenty more to be announced over the next month, keep your eyes peeled for ‘What’s On’ at Heal’s.

HEAL’S SPRING EVENTS:

Eley Kishimoto in Conversation with Professor Lawrence Zeegen

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To celebrate the launch of Eley Kishimoto’s optical wallpapers (above) at Heal’s, join us as we take a trip into the design duos wonderful world of prints.

Leading the conversation, Dean of the UAL’s School of Design Lawrence Zeegen will be quizzing the Brixton based designers on their illustrious fashion career, expanding repertoire of interiors, and trying to discover the inspiration behind their eclectic prints and patterns along the way.

Just like an Eley Kishimoto design, this exclusive event is sure to reveal a fascinating story.

LOCATION Heal’s, Tottenham Court Road / DATE Wednesday 3rd June / TIME 6.30pm – 8.30pm / COST £10

Augustine Bridgland and Claire de Quenetain in conversation with Rise Art

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Join us for a special evening of painterly print and pattern with designers Augustine & Bridgland (above right) and Claire de Quénetain (above left) live in conversation.

Adding vibrant summer scenes to Heal’s latest seasonal collection, they’ll be discussing the art of combining bold, vibrant, and fresh colourful prints into textiles for the home plus revealing some of the techniques behind their unique designs.

LOCATION Heal’s, Tottenham Court Road / DATE Wednesday 22nd April / TIME 6.30pm – 8pm / COST £5

Hand Lettering with Meticulous Ink

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Led by Meticulous Ink, this specialist calligraphy course takes you from the basics of handling a dip pen and ink through to forming letters in a copperplate style to create your own beautifully written word or quote.

Putting pen to paper, expert Athena Cauley-Yu will be on hand to give you all the tools and expertise required to form your own individual style and ensure you stay on the write track. In addition, you will also receive a wooden nib holder, copperplate nib, pot of Meticulous Ink, 5 calligraphy practice sheets and hand lettering guide sheet – all of which you will use in the course and take home with you.

LOCATION Heal’s, Tottenham Court Road / DATE Thursday 29th April / TIME 5.30pm – 8pm / COST £45
*Limited spaces available – max 10 people. Adults only.

Leather Moulding & Concrete workshop with Katharina Eisenkoeck

Katharina Eisenkoeck

Having wowed audiences at our Modern Craft Market in February, Katharina Eisenkoeck returns to the Heal’s showrooms to demonstrate her unique technique of moulding leather onto embossed concrete.

In this workshop, you will create 2 beautiful handmade napkin rings to take home with you. By cutting the leather into strips before wet-forming them in water, you will learn how to emboss the material with your own unique pattern casting small cubes of concrete to attach to your napkins.

LOCATION Heal’s, Tottenham Court Road / DATE Thursday 7th May / TIME 6.30pm – 8pm / COST £20

London Craft Week Live Demonstration with Gemma Waggett

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Textile designer Gemma Kay Waggett presents a live demonstration of one of the oldest printing techniques – screen-printing (above right) – in-store at Heals, Tottenham Court Road.

This handmade process entails the passing of ink or other printing media through a stencilled mesh stretched around a frame, with the stencil openings determining the image that will appear on the base substrate.

Gemma has been screen-printing for over 10 years and will answer questions about the process, discuss her work, and show you how to screen print for yourself.

LOCATION Heal’s, Tottenham Court Road / DATE Friday 8th May / TIME 12pm – 5pm

Build your own Terrarium Workshop

Fancy getting your hands dirty? Then why not create your own indoor garden with the help of horticultural designers London Terrariums (above left).

In this green-fingered workshop, Emma and Tom will talk you through the science behind these self-contained ecosystems as well as providing all the skills to look after them. Then it is up to you to get stuck in and build your own!

LOCATION Heal’s, Tottenham Court Road / DATES Saturday 9th May, 11am – 12.30pm, Wednesday 20th May, 6pm – 7.30pm / COST £33 – Bring your own bottle, glass, jar or sphere and create a custom terrarium. £50 – Bottle supplied for you by London Terrarium (15 x 15 x 25cm)

*All contents, terrarium vessels (unless you have one) and tools are supplied.

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