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CLEMENTS YARD ~ ILIFFE YARD ~ PEACOCK YARD WINTER OPEN STUDIOS / CHRISTMAS SALE.


2018
11.21

WINTER OPEN STUDIOS 2018:

30 November 6.30-9.30pm, 1 & 2 December 11.00am – 6.00pm.

Please visit:http://pullensopen.org/

for details of participants.

 

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THIS WEEKEND – SUMMER OPEN STUDIOS


2018
06.07

Apologies for the late notice!!

2018’s Summer Open Studios will take place this weekend:

Friday 8th June: 6.30-9.30pm

Saturday 9th June: 11.00am-6.00pm

Sunday 10th June: 11.00am-6.00pm

 

CLEMENTS YARD ~ ILIFFE YARD ~ PEACOCK YARD

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PULLENS WINTER OPEN STUDIOS / CHRISTMAS SALE 2017


2017
11.08

JUST THREE WEEKS TO GO NOW!

OPEN STUDIOS & CHRISTMAS SALE:

CLEMENTS YARD  *  ILIFFE YARD  *  PEACOCK YARD

FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER 6.30 – 9.30 pm

SATURDAY & SUNDAY 2nd / 3rd DECEMBER 11.00 am – 6.00 pm

Once again we are coinciding our event with HOTEL ELEPHANT:

Spare Street, London, SE17 3EP

www.hotelelephant.co.uk

Twitter: @HotelElephant
Facebook: @HotelElephantGallery
Instagram: Hotel Elephant

 

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Peacock Yard, Clements Yard, Iliffe Yard – Summer Open Studios 2017


2017
05.23


Yes, it’s that time again:

Come and visit the artists, makers & creatives in the three Pullens Yards – Clements Yard, Iliffe Yard & Peacock Yard.

 

Friday 9th June 2017 – 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Saturday 10th June 2017 – 11.00am – 6.00pm

Sunday 11th June 2017 – 11.00am – 6.00pm

 

 

  

Pullens Yards – Winter 2016 – OPEN STUDIOS & CHRISTMAS SALE


2016
11.03
It is that special moment again, when the three Pullens Yards fling open their iron gates, and invite the world in – the Winter Open Studios 2016.

Sir Terence Conran called Pullens Yards the “centre of London’s hand crafts”.

Over 50 studios host a rich variety of artists and artist-makers; ceramicists, illustrators, jewellers, printmakers, furniture makers, rug, bag, doll and scarf makers, and more. Several artists of world renown will be showing; painter Frank Bowling, ceramicist Daniel Reynolds, lute and guitar makers Stephen Barber & Sandi Harris, and popular florist JamJar Flowers.

It’s free to enter, just come and stroll around. There are three Yards, each with a distinctive character.

The studios are where the artists work, day to day. The artists themselves will be present in most of the open studios, and visitors will have a rare opportunity to see and talk to them about how they work. All of the crafts practiced in the Yards have one thing in common, everything is hand made. In an increasingly robotic, mechanised, generic world, every piece in the Yards is unique. They vary in price, from a few pounds to a few hundred, but any would make truly special Christmas gifts.

Pottery, drawing and flower-arranging workshops or demonstrations  for children and adults are planned, local walks will be taking place by @guidedbyisobel, many artisanal food stalls will be present in addition to our own award-winning Electric Elephant Café, and both Piccalilli Caff & Orbit Beers have  stalls.

The architecture and atmosphere of Pullens Yards are worth experiencing, the original cobbled streets are some of the last left in London. The studios have housed craftspeople, working with their hands, for a hundred and twenty years. Over this length of time what most of the crafts-people produce has evolved: at one time the Yards boasted lace makers, fan makers and cabinet makers. These have been replaced by today’s filmmakers, jewellers and artist potters. A few crafts have remained the same, furniture designers and letterpress printers are here now, just as in the days of Queen Victoria.

Visit our website for more information on individual artists:
Watch this space for further information and pictures…

Pullens Summer Open Studios – Coming soon!


2016
04.15

THIS WEEKEND!!

SUMMER OPEN STUDIOS & SALE

in

Clements Yard, Iliffe Yard & Peacock Yard


All the usual elements will be there to make this year’s Summer event a must visit occasion for all the family. Come and meet some of the UK’s finest Artists, Artisans, Makers, Digiital Creatives, and much more.

Once again not only will the Yards’ own award-winning Electric Elephant Café keep visitors fuelled with first-class food & drink, but we will again host the excellent Piccalilli Caff & Orbit Beers, amongst other top-notch caterers; while musical entertainments will help the weekend to go with a swing.

Friday 10th June – 6.30–9.30pm

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th June – 11am-6.00pm

Download a pdf of the full brochure here: Open Studios summer 2016 leaflet

PLUS!!

SUNDAY EVENING AT THE PULLENS CENTRE:


Pullens Winter Open Studios 2015!


2015
11.06

The time is rapidly approaching for the three Pullens Yards – Clements Yard, Iliffe Yard & Peacock Yard – to join forces and open their workshop & studio doors to welcome visitors  to this Winter’s Open Studios Weekend.

Please take a look at our new, still developing, Open Studios website:

http://www.pullensopen.org

Here are links to two short films about some of the makers who will be opening their doors this time:

https://youtu.be/UkuCUd_anAQ

https://youtu.be/ciUuy_e21v8

The event takes place, as ever, on the first weekend of December:-

Friday 4th December – 6.30-9.30pm

Saturday 5th December – 11.00am-6.00pm

Sunday 6th December – 11.00am-6.00pm

Please come along and join us for festive fun, gifts, food & drink, musical entertainment and the usual fine display of the myriad talents housed in these fine Victorian workshops.

You can download a pdf version of the brochure for this year’s Winter event here:

Flyer_OS_layout_December2015

You can also find interesting images & information from the three Yards on Facebook and Instagram:

https://www.facebook.com/Pullens-Yards-86285147223/

Instagram: @pullensyards

Here, too, are some recent posts to Instagram with info about the Winter Open Studios event:

https://instagram.com/p/-l1RsQIqNv/

https://instagram.com/p/99DPikCVhQ/

https://instagram.com/p/9teOLlIqK1/

CITY HUNT – ELEPHANT & CASTLE


2015
10.17

Friends of the Pullens Yards and other hidden gems of the Elephant & Castle area may be interested  in the following forthcoming event:

City Hunt comes to Elephant and Castle this half-term; with special kids hunts happening on the 24, 25th and 28th October!

This interactive urban game will take you through the streets of Elephant and Castle, tracing back the rich history of this area in a bid to win one of several exciting prizes. On your journey you may bump into some of the characters who have animated this area in the past. Prizes include a £250 bike voucher at Cycle PS, Zombie Apocalypse Survival Training and a meal at the Hilton Hotel, but there are over 100 prixes to be won so get stuck in!


June (post Open Studios) 2015


2015
06.16

Here in Peacock Yard, we’re just beginning to get back to normal business after our recent Summer Open Studios 2015 (and to start the preparation for our Winter 2015 event!).

Here, meanwhile, is a message just received containing a link to a blog describing one visit to the Summer festivities:

Hello,

I thought you might be interested to know that Charles Saumarez Smith recently blogged about his recent visit to Pullens Yard:

http://charlessaumarezsmith.com/2015/06/14/pullens-yard/

Please feel free to share.

Best wishes,

Mhairi

Mhairi Grant, Executive Office Administrator

Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

OPEN STUDIOS – SUMMER 2015 / Open Garden Squares Weeekend


2015
04.13

This year’s  Summer Open Studios will once again be held in conjunction with the London Open Garden Squares Weekend and will take place on:

Friday 12th June – 6.30-9.30pm

Saturday 13th June – 11am-6.00pm

Sunday 14th June – 11am-6.00pm

Please note: The Stead Street Car Park is now closed as a result of council building works; apologies for having inadvertently included it on this  event’s flyer.

For more information on  the Open Squares event, please go to:

Open Garden Squares weekend

After their roaring success at our Winter Open Studios 2014, we are also happy to welcome back Treblemakers to Pullens Yards for the Summer event; please come along and hear them perform on Friday 12th June, between 7.00 & 8.30pm:

Pullens Yards on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDZsSVTJwbE&feature=youtube_gdata_player