You know us, we love drama so what better place to set up shop than The Barbican Centre. Curated by the Barbican and Louise Kamara, we'll be joining a selection of handpicked UK designer makers. There's lots going on all over The Barbican so perhaps catch a film, watch a play and do some Christmas shopping at the same time - it's win-win situation!
Women of The Cloth are holding their 3rd annual Christmas show and we are lucky enough to have been invited to join them. We're creating a wonderful display of colourful textile artworks, wearables and all manner of unique handmade gifts. We're also running a festive upcycling workshop on the 8th December, click here for more details.
We have a temporary family! We have joined collective Rock Paper Scissors to try our hand at working as a collective in a Pop-up box shop. Not sure what a box shop is...google it- they're pretty cool. We are nestled amongst 25 other local designer-makers. We are all running the shop together with the support of L'Arche, Makerhood and Open Works. So pop in and find out more. Click image to see opening hours.
The AFRORETRO SCHOOL OF UGANGLISH will be a month long residency at Yinka Shonibare's London Fields Studio as part of Guest Projects Africa. We will be curating a series of events and workshops that explore what it is to be cultural fusion artists. Taking both our homes of Uganda and England we and invited artists will embark on a diasporic journey exploring design, textiles, music and food. Come and join us on with a series of workshops and events: print the fabric of your life journey, drum the beat that you walk to, taste the flavours of home and weave the tapestry of your daily grind…wherever that maybe.
Print The Story of your Life. Come and experience The School of Uganglish with a free drop-in printing workshop at FabLab London.
AFRORETRO are super proud to be part of Making Uncovered 2014.
Making Uncovered is a free festival of making, art and craft. We'll be doing demos, workshops, they'll be discussions, an amazing array of artisan items on sale plus a party with live music at end of the day!
Book in for one of our workshops or drop by for a drop to take part in a Mini Make.
Africa Utopia is back to look at what can be learnt and celebrated from Africa and the African diaspora. Looking at how African art and ideas can change the world for the better: how Africa can lead the way in thinking about culture, community, technology, fashion, sustainability and ethical wealth creation. We'll be selling our unique hand crafted, UpCyled goods and sharing our love and skills through drop-in workshops throughout the day.
Come and help us launch our Kickstarter Campaign.
Find out more about The School of Uganglish, learn how to make a pair of AFRORETRO style earrings and jump on the Uganglish band wagon.
The lovely guys at The Water Poet, Liverpool Street, have given us a space to create, we're gonna bring all the materials and skills, you just bring your positivity and creativeness.
We’re heading to a proper Country Show; come and make your very own AFRORETRO greeting Card. Use African wax print fabrics, Ugandan Bark Cloth to weave yourself a unique hand made card. We'll also have our eclectic mix of fashion, jewellery, accessories and takeaway crafting kits set within the free amazing festival that is The Lambeth Country Show!