Category Archives: Christmas

Support local makers at Diverse Makerhood Festive Showcase 2017

TweetThe Makerhood Festive Showcase at Diverse kicks off, appropriately enough, on Small Business Saturday, 2 December, and runs until 6 January. As usual, there’s a splendid and varied range of local makers taking part, so why not shop local this … Continue reading

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Diverse Festive Showcase 2017

Tweet The Makerhood showcase at Diverse, the independent gift shop in Brixton, will run again this Christmas, from 2 December to 6 January. Anita Thorpe, who owns Diverse, has always been a great supporter of local makers, giving many of … Continue reading

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Gift ideas from local makers

TweetWhy not support local creativity by buying your presents from local makers this year? You’ll also have the pleasure of knowing that your gift is likely to be unique and won’t be found anywhere else on the high street! Here … Continue reading

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Introducing Rock, Paper, Scissors

TweetA little less than two months ago we advertised an opportunity for our makers to be involved in a community-oriented pop-up shop in West Norwood over the Christmas period. This post describing the shop is by one of the makers … Continue reading

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10% off at Diverse preview shopping evening

TweetTo launch our Christmas promotion with giftshop Diverse in Brixton, we’re delighted to announce a special preview shopping evening on Thursday 6 November, 5-8pm, offering a 10% discount on all items from Makerhoodies! This year the Makerhood/Diverse Christmas promotion, which … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Christmas: meet the impresario (and find out the line up)

TweetMusician Andrew Clarke is Makerhood’s sometime impresario and was the brains behind the amazing entertainment programme at our Making Uncovered event last April. We’ve twisted his arm again to choose the musicians and performers who’ll be getting us into the … Continue reading

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Makers in the Hood

TweetThis Christmas, Brixton giftshop Diverse is showcasing Brixton creative talent through its “Makers in the Hood” event. There are 16 makers taking part, offering a wide range of hand-made products, such as artwork, toys, natural products, jewellery, accessories and more. The event … Continue reading

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Foxtrot Designs on Makerhood stall

TweetA few weeks ago we ran a survey among our makers asking about how they had benefited from joining Makerhood and which benefits they valued the most. As an incentive to get people to answer we offered free space on … Continue reading

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Christmas Card-Making Fun Party on 4 December

TweetMakerhood invites you to its Christmas party! It’s a chance to come together, make Christmas cards for friends, family and local charities, have a drink and a chat to other locals. There will be lots of free home-made entertainment, too. … Continue reading

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Christmas traditions come home

Tweet Every year, on Christmas Eve, my family has pork pie for dinner. The tradition has been passed down from my mum’s family where they had pork pie for dinner on Christmas Eve because my gran would be too busy … Continue reading

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