Welcome to Craft Central
Established by working craftspeople and supporters of fine craft in 1970 we continue to work to maintain,develop and promote fine craft and design.We provide 67 creative studios, shared workspace, and co-working desks in the Docklands and organise exhibitions and events,promotions and professional development for the members of our designer maker Network.
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Wed, 2017-12-13 15:36
We are having a designer-maker sale on the weekend of the 10/11 Feb. So if you are a maker and have old stock, samples, or simply want to raise some cash, this is the perfect platform for you. Please email email@example.com for more information and how to applyWed, 2017-12-13 09:43
Wed, 2017-12-13 09:23
Promote your activities
We are making the events calendar on the website available to members to promote their own events. This is a free member benefit. You must have a current membership to qualify. We need good quality images, details of your event, location, times, etc. If you’re taking part in a big event, such as craft show, your entry will need to be focused on what you are doing at the show and your images, rather than the show itself. If you want us to promote your activity please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Contact details
- Activity or event title
- Dates and times
- Description of activity or event and applicants part in this
- Images (banner images 1278 pixels x 500 pixels)
Thank you to everyone that came to our first Winter Market at The Forge. It was a great success. We were delighted to meet so many interested new visitors. Also, it was wonderful that many of our Clerkenwell regulars came to our new location. The exhibitors commented on the cheerful atmosphere and the keen interest of visitors in their work. The family workshop was a hit with young budding crafters and ran to near capacity.
We are already planning an initial programme of events that we will run next year. In addition, the Exhibition Hall is available for hire and we are in discussion with some creative groups about hosting their events.
Our next planned events are the musical evening this week (details below) and a Designer- Maker Sale on a weekend in early February. We have run these sale events successfully for some years, visitors can pick up handcrafted items directly from the maker at discounted prices. A weekend not to be missed.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any suggestions or ideas about what you would like to see at The Forge, please drop us an email to email@example.com
Mon, 2017-12-04 14:48
Composition & Craft, Craft Central first musical event at The Forge this Friday. Â£10 available on door
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Sun, 2017-11-26 12:42
Our Winter Market is in Time Outs 30 wonderful things to do in London this weekend! Take the hint and come on down. Opening at 11am today until 5pm and Sunday 11-5pn
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Thu, 2017-11-23 16:47
The Forge is superbly located at the heart of a prosperous residential area. There are good transport links north to Canary Wharf, the City, and Central London and south to Greenwich, Lewisham, and into Kent. The Forge is outside the congestion charge zone with some off street parking and a loading bay, both within a gated community.
Our spectacular Exhibition Hall is suitable for a variety of events and can be hired by the day or week. We have space that can be hired by the day for meetings, training, seminars, talks, workshops, etc. Contact us for more information.
Whether you are new to business or well established, we have a space suitable for you. We are open to makers, designers, and any other creative businesses.