Summer Open Studios

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Cockpit 30Coming up this week, starting on Thursday night, is the annual Cockpit Arts Summer Open Studios, and this year they’re celebrating their 30th birthday! As per usual, we’ll be opening our doors along with 170 other craftspeople and makers across the two sites. We’re busily putting the finishing touches to some new products that we’ll be launching at the event, plus we’ll have our full range of newly designed wedding stationery on display.

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We’ll also be running live demonstrations of our 120 year old treadle platen printing press, on Friday 3rd June, Saturday 4th June and Sunday 5th June at from 1pm – 2pm and 3pm – 4pm. We’ll be showing off the techniques involved in letterpress printing along with how we run the venerable beast, plus visitors can have a go and pull their own keepsake print to take away. Anyone who has visited our studio will know that space is limited, so arrive early if you want to see the action properly!

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We’re at the Holborn site and the dates and open times are listed below:

Entry: FREE

Holborn 2nd – 5th June

Opening Times: Thurs 6 – 9pm, Fri, Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm
Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP

Deptford 10th – 12th June

Opening times: Fri 11am – 9pm, Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm
18-22 Creekside London, SE8 3DZ

Open Studios & A Special Offer

Events & Competitions, open studios

Dear friends, once again we invite you all to come to Cockpit Arts’ annual Summer Open Studios in Clerkenwell. There you can see our workspace, peruse our wares or just have a chat about letterpress, printing, taxidermy or whatever you fancy. As usual, we’ll have one of the presses up and running for demonstrations, plus we are releasing a number of thrilling new products, so you’ll see them here first!

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We’ll also have a special offer running all weekend; anyone who comes to our studio and shows us that they are a follower of either our Instagram or Twitter feed, will get a 10% discount on any purchase.

So come along to visit us and over 100 other makers, craftspeople and designers who are all based in Cockpit Arts and throwing open their doors to the public for free.

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Check out the Cockpit Arts events page for a full listing of all the exhibitors and the events that will be happening over the weekend.

Friday 8th of May: 6pm – 9pm
Saturday 9th of May: 11am – 6pm
Sunday 10th of May: 11am – 6pm
Entry: FREE

Cockpit Arts Open Studios – Holborn
Cockpit Yard
Northington Street
London
WC1N 2NP
Map

Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios this weekend!

Events & Competitions, open studios

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Firstly a big thank you to everyone who came to see us at the Renegade Craft Fair; it was a busy old weekend despite the pouring rain on Sunday! It was great to meet all manner of craft enthusiasts and fellow makers alike.

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Hot on the tails of Renegade, we have our very own open studios coming up this weekend too. Cockpit Arts will be having their annual event starting this Friday with a late night opening and then running all weekend. We’ll be there as always, along with over 100 other craftspeople and designers with a wide array of products, gifts and fancy things.

Check out the Cockpit Arts events page for a full listing of all the exhibitors and the events that will be happening over the weekend.

Cockpit Arts Open Studios – Holborn

Cockpit Yard

Northington Street

London

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Map to Cockpit Arts

Friday 28th of November: 11am – 9pm

Saturday 29th of November: 11am – 6pm

Sunday 30th of November: 11am – 6pm

Entry: £5 (includes entry to the Deptford Open studios the following weekend)

Another reminder: if you fancy winning a couple of free tickets to the event, plus over £100 of stationery products from us and four other makers, then there’s still time to enter our #stationerystars competition. Just take a photo of your favourite stationery item, post and share it on Instagram and follow us for a chance to win the lot! For more information check out our previous post: COMPETITION! Show us your #stationerystars

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COMPETITION! Show us your #stationerystars

Events & Competitions, open studios

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As we’re getting towards the Christmas season, we thought it’s time to start the gift giving a little early! We’ve teamed up with 4 other makers from Cockpit Arts to run a competition via our Instagram feeds on the theme of our favourite stationery items: be it your well loved notebook, perfect pen, doodle-covered sketchbook, or stylish 80s filofax. Whatever it is, just snap a photo of it and you can be in with a chance to win a stash of stationery worth over £100 and 2 VIP tickets to the upcoming Cockpit Arts Christmas Open Studios – where you can visit the prize givers in their workspaces.

How to enter:

1. Just take a picture of your favourite item of stationery, whatever it may be.

2. Follow us on Instagram and upload your image with the tag #stationerystars

After two weeks we will choose the best photo from all the images submitted to the Instagram feeds of each of the five makers. The winner will be notified and you can collect your stash from us personally at Open Studios.

The competition will run from Thursday the 14th of November and the winner will be announced on Thursday the 27th of November – when the competition closes.

A full list of the prizes on offer:

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• Hand Printed Allotment Fancier’s Stationery Set from SORT Design

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London, New York & Paris City Clips + 3 Postcardens from Another Studio

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• Ceramic Notepad from YOYO Ceramics

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• *Exclusive* Hand Printed Pencil Case and Notebook from Fanny Shorter

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• A Collection of Beautiful Blooms Stationery from Charlotte Day

• VIP Tickets for you & a friend to Holborn Open Studios

We’ll be posting more information about the upcoming Open Studios and the other designers in the coming weeks so keep your eyes peeled and good luck!