Cockpit Arts is throwing open the doors for its celebrated Winter Open Studios. This twice-yearly shopping event is the only time Cockpit is open to the public, making it an exclusive chance to buy direct from over 140 of the best craftspeople in London, see where it all happens and support this hub of creative talent.

Located in Deptford and Holborn over two weekends, it’s the destination for festive shopping and to buy direct from Cockpit’s makers, designers and artists. Whether you’re looking for jewellery, homewares, ceramics or fashion accessories … there’s so much to choose from for a gift that will be truly treasured.

Friday night lates: Cockpit Arts is open 11am to 8pm on Friday for festive shopping in Holborn and Deptford. Features from 5-8pm include live music and a chance to win a £50 Cockpit Arts voucher with a hidden Golden Ticket.

And for locals, Cockpit is offering free entry to Camden and Lewisham residents for the first hour each day – 11am to 12 noon, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

As part of the Holborn event, The Out There Art Fair is back for another year, presenting work by over 50 ActionSpace artists, and giving you the chance to buy a unique artwork to add to your collection. Guest curator Cornelia Marland will select this year’s exhibition. ActionSpace is a London based visual arts organisation that supports artists with learning disabilities and creates innovative projects for people with learning disabilities to engage with the visual arts.

HOLBORN  29 November – 1 December, Cockpit Yard, Northington St, London, WC1N 2NP, Holborn, Chancery Lane & Russell Square

Opening times Fri 11am-8pm, Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm

DEPTFORD 6 – 8 December, 18-22 Creekside, London, SE8 3DZ , Deptford Bridge Deptford

Opening times Fri 11am-8pm, Sat & Sun 11am – 6pm

– Advance tickets £5 (includes entry to both Holborn and Deptford)

Tickets available from – www.cockpitarts.com

Please note advance ticket sales close at midnight on 24 November.

On the Door – Holborn £6 (inc. free entry at Deptford), Deptford £4


A selection of images can be downloaded here   

Please credit all with Cockpit Arts, name of relevant maker and the photographer.

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