Get hands-on with Bloomsbury Summer Festival workshops


Experience the joy of making, with workshops, demonstrations, masterclasses and free family workshops over the weekend. Bring your future makers along and make a day of it.

Read on for details of all workshops and activities taking place during Cockpit Summer Festival in Bloomsbury.

Saturday 11 June & Sunday 12 June, 10.30 – 4pm
Cockpit Jubilee – Drop in family friendly workshops
Free of charge – just turn up

In celebration of the places we love, Cockpit invites you to make a flag for its Jubilee bunting during the Cockpit Summer Festival. With thanks to the #LetsCreate Jubilee Fund, Cockpit are working with local communities, schools and visitors to craft bunting that will wind around its buildings in Bloomsbury and Deptford. Drop into the dedicated studio during your visit and be inspired by Cockpit Makers who’ll give tips and guidance to help create your unique flag.
Makers in session…


  • 2-2:30pm Ellen Monaghan
  • 3-3:30pm Majeda Clarke
  • 3:30–4pm Judy Bentinck


  • 1-1:30pm Zoe Miller
  • 2-2:30pm Eva Dennis
  • 3-3:30pm Jacky Oliver

Friday 10 June – Sunday 12 June – throughout the weekend
K2 Academy of Contemporary Jewellery
Free of change –  just turn up to Studio W11

Co-run by Kelvin Birk and Katrin Spranger, K2 Academy will have a programme of demonstrations throughout the festival weekend exploring many jewellery techniques, courtesy of their students.
Please visit studio W11 for a full programme and Instagram for updates.

Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 June 12:30-4:30pm
Half Day Mosaic Workshop with Giulia Manzoni
£50 per person. Studio W1.

Book in advance here 

This half day workshop is a ‘taste of mosaic’ where you will learn how to use mosaic tools and material to create a unique piece of art.     Half day workshops are suitable for people who are complete beginners wanting try a taster session to learn the basics of mosaic making and have a fun day, but everyone is welcome to join this workshop and the content will be tailored to suit people’s ability levels.


Saturday and Sunday, 3:00pm-3:45pm
The Design Process Tools For Generating New Ideas with Ian Scott Kettle
Free entry, limited places. Studio E12.

Book via email stating the day you would like to attend:

What does a fashion designer do? This unique opportunity will allow you to be guided through the designer’s process, from inspiration to sourcing, palette, design and sampling. There will be time for questions along with a preview of the forming collection.

“By presenting my most recent ‘work in process’, this unique opportunity will introduce you to the ‘design process’. From inspiration to palette, design development and making. With advice and useful tips, this intimate workshop may offer the insight you need to get started or further your creative journey.” With useful handouts and time for Q&A’s.

Ian is both a design tutor at Central Saint Martins and freelance designer with 25 years’ experience.