Fairground London presents Makers, 6th December 2014

MAKERS // SATURDAY 6TH DEC . 11AM - MIDNIGHT
DAY TICKETS: FREE RSVP HERE // NIGHT TICKETS: FREE RSVP HERE

A one off celebration of London’s vibrant Maker Movement featuring some of the capitals finest talent across music, food, drinks and retail. Housed in Fairground’s temporary home in a disused office block in Haggerston, a bespoke programme for both day and night will showcase the very best thinkers and tinkerers.

Each level by day will have a distinctive theme, starting at Level One will be a MAKERS MARKET, showcasing some of the best artisanal creators, artists, producers and brands. Level Two and the MAKERS LOUNGE will provide an opportunity for physical exploration with a diverse programme of workshops. Top floor and the MAKERS KITCHEN on Level Three will see a carefully crafted menu by critically acclaimed BEN SPALDING using handmade ingredients cherry-picked by Hackney Hampers.

Once our daytime Makers Market and Workshops close down at 6pm, the lights will be lowered and the Makers Evening will ease into action. On the first floor all the market stalls will be packed away, while up in the lounge the workshop tables will be cleared and will be available to be booked for the Winter Whiskey Pairing Menu on offer. The meat & whiskey theme in that room will be taken further with both Woodford Reserve master classes and a Meat Raffle being hosted there. While upstairs in our Makers Kitchen the cocktail bar will be open all night along with Ben Spalding’s seasonal menu.

We are sorry to announce at short notice that due to a family emergency, DJ Theo Parrish has to return to Detroit and will not be able to play at Makers this Saturday. Our thoughts are with him and his family at this time. In Theo’s absence, we’ve secured Andrew Ashong who will be playing a live set in the middle floor lounge. Andrew’s 2013 single ‘Flowers’ on Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature label won ‘Track of the Year at Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide Awards last year.

With this late change in mind we have decided to waive the £10 entrance fee to Makers Evening, and any current ticket holders should contact Billetto to receive a full refund. While its unfortunate that Theo cannot play now, hearing Andrew Ashong live for free will be a special way to round off a day and night of Makers.

MAKERS LOUNGE

Makers Lounge will present a series of 12 different ticketed workshops ranging from innovative papers crafts with paper ninja Poppy Chancellor to Get Rich or Tie­Dying the brand new inventive workshop with Lizzie King or getting green fingered creating your very own indoor terrarium or plant biosphere with Botanic Boutique. Try your hand at creating a personalised leather wallet with Nomadic People or creating your own vintage jewellery with Kirsty Kirkpatrick.

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MAKERS MARKET

Makers Market by day on Level One will feature 15 cherry-picked stallholders that represent the best in handcrafted talented across the capital; including handmade tweed products by London’s only micro-mill London Cloth Company, a bespoke local deli from across the borough curated by Hackney Hamper, East London’s leading illustrative shop Nobrow, Ruff and Huddle the world's freshest kids clothing company, Wool and the Gang knit wear gangsters and hand made cosmetics from The Naturalista.

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MAKERS FOOD & DRINK

From Michelin starred restaurants to cooking in car parks, maverick chef Ben Spalding has done it all and he’s created a couple of great menus for the top two floors at Makers. Up in the kitchen its all about hearty sized portions of great seasonal food. In the lounge he’s overseen the food side of our Winter Whiskey Pairing Menu. If you’ve got a sweet tooth the first floor is the place to be with a hot cocktail bar next to a dessert bar from Yolk. While outside Street Feast favourite’s Yum Jungle will be keeping things spicy in the courtyard.

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MAKERS EVENING

Once our daytime Makers Market and Workshops close down at 6pm, the lights will be lowered and the Makers Evening will ease into action. On the first floor all the market stalls will be packed away, while up in the lounge the workshop tables will be cleared and will be available to be booked for the Winter Whisky Pairing Menu on offer. The meat & whiskey theme in that room will be taken further with both Woodford Reserve master classes and a Meat Raffle being hosted there. While upstairs in our Makers Kitchen the cocktail bar will be open all night along with Ben Spalding’s seasonal menu.

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