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Cockpit Summer Festival 2021

June 25, 2021 - July 4, 2021

Cockpit Summer Festival Onome Otite at Cockpit Arts Open Studios, photo by Jamie Trounce

Cockpit Arts will hold its summer festival in Holborn and Deptford over the weekends of 25 to 27 June and 2 to 4 July, 2021. The Cockpit Summer Festival will be held both online and in person, and will involve workshops, studio tours and talks, as well as an online shop.

Some 150 makers from disciplines as diverse as ceramics to textiles, jewellery and fashion will attend the festival. This allows Londoners to meet the capital’s amazing emerging craft talent that Cockpit Arts has helped support through the pandemic.

Cockpit Summer Festival

Jonathan Hill - Cockpit Arts - photo Jamie Trounce
Jonathan Hill – Cockpit Arts – photo Jamie Trounce

A special feature of this year’s festival is the Secret Postcard Sale which will feature more than 70 handmade artworks, involving ceramics and textiles around the theme of ‘community’ . Other highlights include: curated tours, makers’ taster workshop sessions and online talks.

Five makers will also share their projects in The Big Make, which will document the creation of their new pieces at the festival.

Annie Warburton, CEO Cockpit Arts, says, “There’s nothing I love more than seeing the delight on visitors’ faces as they discover this magical place for the first time and get immersed in its creative vitality. That’s why it’s been so hard being closed to the public over 18 long months – and why we’ve planned something very special for reopening for our Summer Festival this June.

“I’m tremendously proud that Cockpit has put our community first and supported 150 small businesses through those tough times. Join us this summer to celebrate the power of creativity to bring people together. We can’t wait to see you.”

Hannah Galvin Horne Cockpit Summer Festival
Hannah Galvin Horne

Tickets for the Festival

Although it is free for anyone to attend, you must pre-book your ticket in advance, as is the norm with COVID precautions. Tickets are available here.

When and Where Is The Cockpit Summer Festival?

Holborn: 25 to 27 June. Cockpit Yard, Northington Street, London, WC1N 2NP.

Deptford: 2 to 4 July. 18-22 Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ.

Studios open: Friday, 12pm to 8pm, Saturday / Sunday, 12pm to 6pm.

For more information on the festival

Visit the festival site here.

Main image: Onome Otite at Cockpit Arts Open Studios, photo by Jamie Trounce.



June 25, 2021
July 4, 2021
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Cockpit Yard
Northington Street
London,WC1N 2NPUnited Kingdom
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