This weekend, 26 and 27th November, Dalston (and Hackney) artists designers and makers throw open their studio doors and allow the public inside to view, to chat and to buy at studio prices.
The Chocolate Factory at Farleigh Place, Farleigh Road N16,7SX - 28 artists studios producing fine art, ceramics, textiles, jewellery and a lot more
Designed in Dalston exhibition at 1 Cecilia Road E8 2EP at the junction with Dalston Lane - six creators displaying works of art, ceramics, lighting and every day items
London Fields Ceramics - 12 ceramicists in 4 studios in the Broadway Market/London Fileds area
De Beauvoir Association Christmas Fair, on Saturday only 11-5pm, at St Peter's Crypt, Northchurch Terrace N1 . At this annual community fair you'll find ‘made in De Beauvoir’ items including eats, Christmas cards, housewares, pet treats, garden must-haves, children’s toys and games,
A little further afield, three stops on the 30 bus from Dalston Lane to Hackney's Narroway, you'll reach Clarence Mews.
Cressida Bell 24-26 Clarence Mews E5 8HL ( textiles and design)
Hackney Makers Weekend, ( fashion, furniture and more) who are also exhibiting in Clarence Mews
All along the Arts and Crafts Safari you'll also find lots of independent businesses, Ridley Road market, pubs and coffee shops to distract you and take a load off , including the revered Eastern Curve Garden where there'll be a Giant Vegetable Lanterns workshop to prepare for their Festival of Light
Studios are a walk from Dalston Junction, Dalston Kingsland, Hackney Downs and London Fields stations and buses numbered 30, 38, 55, 56, 149, 242