The Goldsmiths' Centre is a visionary new development for the jewellery and silversmithing industries and their allied trades, the local community and the general public - a unique space in which to learn, work and relax.
It will offer fully-equipped training workshops and design studios, managed workspace, conference and exhibition space and a café that is open to the public. The Centre's mission is to support creativity, craftsmanship and community with an emphasis upon the craft of the goldsmith or 'worker in precious metal.
From 21 May we’re taking part in Chelsea Fringe – a festival celebrating and encouraging us all to engage with our landscape, gardening and the natural world. As part of the Fringe we are creating our own rock garden (sponsored by Indoor Garden Design) in the atrium, surrounded by work from jewellers and goldsmiths’ whose inspiration comes from geological formations.
We don’t stop there, come and enjoy some of the events that we have alongside the exhibition…
Life Drawing with London Drawing
Tuesday 21 May: 6.30 – 8.30pm
£10 in advance or £12 on the door. Supplies are available to buy at the class.
This is the first of our monthly life drawing classes to be held in our Exhibition Room and will have a special Rock theme! Book through London Drawing’s Website.
Thursday 23 May: 11am – 9pm
Show us your sporting prowess and indulge in your artistic side with the most creative table tennis you’ll ever play. Beat your colleagues and friends at our table tennis table and use the ping pong balls to create your own piece of contemporary jewellery. Our experts will be on hand to make sure you have this season’s must-have bling to wear! Send pictures of your creations to us on Twitter and you’ll be in with a chance to win lunch in our Café.
When you’ve exhausted your talents, recoup with lunch or after work drinks in our café.
Newton’s Apple – Pop up Play on the Café Terrace
Thursday 23 May: 12:30pm and 1.15pm
Have you ever fallen in love in a tree? Liminal Space’s five minute play is about two people who do, and then come back down to earth. Grab some lunch, sit back and enjoy.
Family Fun Days
Friday 31 May 12pm – 5pm & Saturday 1 June 10am- 4pm
Scratch Patch will range from £2 - £5
Other activities – Donations Welcome
Climb into our Scratch Patch – a sandpit filled with gemstones and learn about the different types of rocks used in jewellery. Pick your favourite, see them being polished by our very own Lapidary, Steve Stavrou and create your own gem stone jewellery to take away.
For those with green fingers, come and help us bring back the 70s craze and create your very own miniature garden. Bring your own container to create your masterpiece and get ready to create a storm for your garden with our workshop in making and decorating a musical rain stick.
24 May 08:30am
We are delighted to be teaming up with the amazing folk at Creative Mornings again this month. If Clerkenwell Design Week enthuses your inner design geek then this month’s speaker, Stephen Bayley is bound to tickle your fancy. Join us for coffee, croissants and a fascinating talk - keep an eye out for tickets being released here.
42 Britton Street