Crafty Fox is not a new name to our trail, Sinead in fact founded it right here in Brixton with it’s first fair being in the Dog Star pub. Now years later Crafty Fox is a staple of the area and lots of other fantastic pop up locations around London. For this years offering during BDT they have something a little different planned, with a wonderful curator and partner in Emy from Brixi.
If you haven’t heard of Brixi then you obviously have never been in the Village Market as her wonderful store of curiosities is hard to miss. You have probably sat on her little red bench at some point and taken in the general hive of activity.
Design Circus is going to be a playful weekend event (23rd & 24th) bringing all the fun of the fair as well as an interactive market event showcases the finest designers, artists, free-thinkers and makers from their vast creative armoury.
Expect a theatrical line-up of roaming performers, interactive installations and drop-in workshops. All housed in Squire and Partners’ spectacular new Brixton home – The Department Store.
Door entry fee of £1 (Children free)
To give you an idea of what’s to come here are some of the magic performers.
Rebekah McMullan of Forgotten Stitches
Rebekah will be making a whole circus troupe of her hand-stitched dolls.
Karolina Merska of Bobbin and Bow
Karolina will construct a giant copper and brass pajak (traditional Polish chandelier).
Stephen will be lending a piece from his famous museum filled with interesting found objects.
Stephen Wright of House of Dreams Museum
Local artist Tom Berry will be producing a one-off, freestanding art piece called ‘Old Tom’, inspired by the Gin Cats of the 1700s.
Ceramicist Kinska will be performing her tiny puppet show featuring her alter-ego Queenska.
Rachel Eardley Necklaces
Viktorija from AndSmile Portraits
Woven Form Weaving
There is a different selection of designers and activities each day so check out the full line up here and relax amongst the joyful crowds celebrating the Brixton Design Trail and the wider London Design Festival.