BUST Christmas Craftacular Tomorrow

Bust craftacular LONDON

By: Sarah Barnes, 11.12.2009 | Comments (0)
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Drink, Shop and Do? Don’t mind if I do!

Kristie & Coralie's Christmas Cooler

This December, BFFs Kristie Bishop and Coralie Sleap are making the run up to Christmas that little bit cooler with the launch of their ‘Drink Shop & Do’ events. For the first 3 weekends of the month 9 Caledonian Road, a lovely old Victorian bath house right near Kings Cross Station, will be transformed with vintage furniture and crafty Christmas cheer to create a rather distinctive drinking, shopping and socialising experience.

“We realised there was a gap in the market for a place to be entertained, inspired and to socialise. By working together and combining the things we love to do we are creating something exciting and unique.” says Coralie. And the things Kriste and Coralie love are things we love, and we’re sure you will too!

There will be craft nights with Stitch & Bitch (3rd December), Finishing School (4th December), Smack My Stitch Up (17th December), plus a Otesha Project DIY ethical fashion workshop. If you’re not feeling up to crafting yourself, there’s always a chance to buy, rather than make. And with lovely refreshments in the form of cocktails, cake, tea and sandwiches, what’s not to love?

Drink Shop and Do will be open 12pm to 12am, Thursday to Sunday for the three weekends in December (from the 3rd to the 20th)

Find out more at www.kristieandcoralies.com

Christmas Cooler Invite

By: Sarah Barnes, 28.11.2009 | Comments (0)
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Ladyfest is 10 – Get involved in the Birthday Bash!


Who’d have thought that it’s nearly 10 whole years since the first ever Ladyfest was held in Olympia, Washington?! Since then, the word of Ladyfest has spread, inspiring women around the world to realise their resources and put on a show. To celebrate this milestone, UK feminists (including organisers from Ladyfest London 2008) have set up LadyfestTen. But, like all Ladyfests, the more ladies that are involved the bigger and better it gets…which is why LadyfestTen are inviting YOU to get stuck in!

“We want to celebrate Ten years of this global DIY movement by running an event which brings together activists from all corners of the world.

We are London based but will carry out meetings in a variety of different formats (e.g. online); so everyone who wants to participate will be able to, no matter where they are.

Ladyfest is run by volunteers and we need YOU to get involved in the anniversary party! If you are into art, music, activism, crafts, poltiks, making friends, learning new skills, and making things better – this is for you.”

The next meeting is on Monday 16th November, 18.30 to 21.30 in the Royal Festival Hall (Level 2 Foyer), Southbank Centre, London. If you can’t make it to the meeting, don’t worry because there are plenty of ways to keep up with LadyfestTenners! Become a Facebook fan, follow them on MySpace and Twitter, or simply email to find out more at ladyfestten@googlemail.com

(Photograph by Sarah Barnes)

By: Sarah Barnes, 10.11.2009 | Comments (0)
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Oxfam DIY at London Fashion Week

Oxfam DIY Flyer

Estethica has been providing otherwise blinkered fashionistas (myself included!) with an environmental eye opener at London Fashion Week since 2006. The Estethica exhibition brings together an exciting bunch of ethically sound, fair trade and environmentally friendly fashion labels and charities so that they may showcase their work, infiltrate the mainstream fashion industry and get noticed by the press.  This year Oxfam was there and grabbing a piece of the LFW action… (more…)

By: Sarah Barnes, 04.11.2009 | Comments (0)
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