Freelance writer and poet from London; if you would like to read my poetry, please check out my book, 'Poems on the Page', available from goo.gl/Ta4oAX.
All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Great and Gold
Girls, get ready for a fabulous time this week. Actually, this week is not just for girls, but anyone who has a passion for fashion. The 7th-16th June is Jewellery Week, and anything that glitters, sparkles, or shines is up for grabs. Unlike a lot of similar events, this is not something just for businesses; everyone can join in. The week will be packed with shows, exclusive launches, exhibitions, seminars, workshops, and more. If diamonds are your best friend, then this is something you don't want to miss out on.
Jewel East 7th-9th June, Old Spitafields Market, Free
Jewel East is the event you want to go if you are looking for vintage jewellery. Designers include Meg DeGraf, whose unique designs are inspired by Medieval architecture, and Muguet, a company that sources antique parts from London and Paris. Jewel East also showcases new designers, and will hold interactive workshops in the Discovery Zone, as well as 'Make Do & Bend' demonstrations, and an exhibition trail.
Budding entrepreneurs will want to get in on the scene in Greenwich, where they will be running a competition in which you can win your very own pop-up shop. You're invited to send pictures of your work with a brief description of how you would merchandise the space. You can also win other spiffing prizes in The Greenwich Treasure Trail, where you will need to find clues themed around the past and present. The event will be fun for kids too. June Beadoir is inviting all under twelves to come to her shop and design their own jewellery.
The Jewellery Show London 11th-12th, Somerset House, Free
The Jewellery Show London is exclusively about trade. Serious buyers can register for free if they want to attend.
Treasure 13th-16th June, Somerset House
Treasure is the flagship event of Jewellery Week, and perfect for collectors and those looking for contemporary designs. Part of the show includes, Essence, a showcasing jewellery from sustainable and ethically sourced materials.