This Sunday I will be playing some Christmassy tunes at the legendary Bust Craftacular event in Bethnal Green. This crafting extravaganza has become a much-loved annual event and when you walk through the doors into the imposing Victorian hall to be greeted by the sight of swing dancers, cake stands and of course, all the delectable DIY goodies on the stalls, it really, truly feels like Christmas has begun.
Highlights of this Sunday’s event include: Jazz Domino Holly’s Handmade Hangout, Rob Ryan’s Print Grotto and stalls hosted by supercool taxidermist Jazmine Miles-Long, Cruel Tea and Cat Among the Pigeons. Your head will spin and you should be able to pick up some amazing, unique and thoughtful Christmas gifts – and inevitably something for yourself.
The great thing about the Craftacular is the incredibly high standard amongst the crafters – this is their passion and in many cases their livelihood and they pour all their talent, skill, time and patience into creating the most beautiful objects. Of course that means the items aren’t always cheap, but they are worth every penny.
I will be DJing from 12pm so tell me what songs you’d like me to play and I shall see you at the cake stand. Oh and it’s not just me – the lovely Katie Antoniou is also on DJ duty!
The BUST London Christmas Craftacular, Sunday, December 16, 2012, 12 PM – 6 PM, York Hall, 5-15 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, London E2 9PJ
Admission, £2. Goodie bags for the first 100.
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