I had been looking forward to the latest exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey without really knowing much about Kaffe Fassett. I knew about the bright knitwear and tapestry but was unaware of him as an artist. His career spans over 50 years and since 1964 he has been based in this country. The quilts on display were stunning and made me want to run to my fabric stash to put something together.
The exhibition runs until June 29th, Tuesday to Saturday 11 until 6pm.
The shop at the museum is stocking quite a rew related products as well as books.
I spent an extremely enjoyable few hours today at Forman and Field the famous fish smokers on Fish Island in East London. They had an open day today with talks and Meet the Producer stalls. We were lucky enough to hear Lance Forman talks about the processes they follow and why their smoked salmon is superior to the cheaper supermarket offerings as well as how the business of H.Forman and Son was started by his family in 1905
We were also able to take a tour of the smokery and see fish being prepared. There is a restaurant on site which has does not only do fish dishes and is open from Thursday through to Sunday. Here are some pictures....
You may also notice that it sits directly opposite the Olympic Stadium on the banks of the River Lea.
Doors open 5:45 pm for 6 pm talk, followed by wine reception 7 pm - 8 pm.
Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now with Craig Taylor
Thursday 28th March
What do a City of London trader, dominatrix, airline pilot, night club bouncer, a Tube suicide witness and the man who runs the Old Bailey have in common? They all appear in Craig Taylor’s 'Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now', which received rave reviews when it was published last year.
This book has successfully managed to establish itself as the go-to book about contemporary London. And now, Taylor has signed up to give a talk at Guildhall Library about how he encouraged Londoners to spill the beans about what they love and hate about the capital.
Born in Edmonton but raised in Vancouver Island, Taylor spent hundreds of hours, simply listening to people talk about their experiences and then, had the mammoth task of distilling the recordings into one manageable tome featuring a cast of around 80 people.
Taylor’s talk at the library will be time well spent – he’s a very entertaining story teller (yes, he can talk as well as listen…). Following his talk enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or soft drink and an opportunity to meet the author, purchase a copy of the book at a discounted price and have it signed.
£5 – please book in advance Telephone bookings: 020 7332 1868 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 020 7332 1868end_of_the_skype_highlighting/1870 Email bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org