• Sophie van Winden

MAY: What the Owls will be getting up to this month…

SHOPPING: Greenhouse Market

Saturday 9th May 10am – 6pm

49 Green Lanes N16 9BU



The Greenhouse in Newington Green N16 – the co-working space we at Owl Design had a hand is designing – now holds a market every 2nd Saturday of the month. With stalls ranging from food to fashion, all set with in the atrium of this glorious industrial building it’s definitely not to be missed! Especially excited about having another Get Room Service club sandwich – the finest one you’ll probably ever eat! *mouth waters*

EXHIBITION: The Alice Look

2nd May – 1st November

V & A Museum of Childhood

Cambridge Heath Road


E2 9PA


To mark the 150th anniversary of the star character of Lewis Carrols’ ‘Alice’s Adverntures in Wonderland’, the V&A museum of childhood is putting together an exhibition exploring how Alice has both followed and influenced fashion over the decades. It will include garments, photographs, rare editions and illustrations as well as modern interpretations such as Annie Liebowitz's photographs for US Vogue and pop videos from Gwen Stefani, Avril Lavigne and Aerosmith and a brand new commission by Roksanda pattern-cutter Josie Smith.

EATING: Edible Stories

The Library

112 St. Martin's Lane

London, WC2N 4AZ

1 – 7 May 2015: Les Miserables

8 - 15 May 2015: Matilda


After visiting The Alice Look why not carry on with the theme and book a table at members club Library. They are holding a pop up culinary experience until 17th May called Edible Stories.

Edible Stories is a four week theatrical inspired food pop-up. Each week it will pay tribute to a classic production - Les Miserables, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda and The Phantom of The Opera – with the menu uniquely created and presented in comic book form by Neil Gibson to tell the story of the pop up and collaboration.

This carefully curated and themed dining experience promises to take some of the greatest written stories and bring them to life exclusively through the use of food. The play is broken down throughout the meal and presented as various edible courses. The food, your interaction with it, the interaction with the people at the table with you, and your environment will allow you to pull together the clues and gradually uncover the story.

Before you think you can’t go because you’re not a member – this event is open to the public too! So you get to have snoop inside the members cub too….

FESTIVAL: London Craft Week

Various locations

6th – 10th May



Time Out says: “This new week-long festival of activities and exhibitions celebrates craftmanship in all sorts of interesting nooks and crannies across London. Famous galleries and specialist workshops alike will host events to showcase both ancient skills and exciting new talent. The inaugural year will focus on central locations such as Bloomsbury and Mayfair, which have been hubs of industry and craftsmanship for many centuries.” – we can’t wait to see for ourselves!


Excel London

2nd May – 10th May



We’ve have been asked back another year to design a room set in the interiors section of this hugely popular design show. This year the theme is ‘Colour Block’ and we are one of 6 interior design companies who have been asked. We can’t wait to see the different ways each design team has approached the theme.

See you there!

MUSIC: Blancmange

The Red Gallery

15th & 16th May



Being children of the 80s we can’t wait to see our favourite 80s bands back and on stage this month! It’s a rare thing when a bands new music is as good as their old stuff.

Here’s a little reminder of one of their classics.

COMEDY: Sketchfest

Various locations

1st – 3rd May



“The London Sketch Comedy Festival is the UK’s first ever festival dedicated to sketch comedy and has become a beacon for other alternative comedy forms also. An annual event showcasing and celebrating the best writer-performers in comedy, London SketchFest provides a platform for both emerging and established acts, staging the best new talent and awarding its brightest stars.”

ALTERNATIVE: Canalway Cavalcade

Little Venice

2-4th May


We <3 London’s canals! And on May bank holiday every year the pretty waterways of Little Venice get even better with this annual gathering of canal boats. Around 130 boats will be moored along the stretch of the Grand Union Canal between Blomfield Road, Warwick Avenue and Warwick Crescent for the Canalway Cavalcade, which has taken place every year since 1983. Many of the waterborne homes will be dressed up to the nines ready for the pageant, and visitors can expect plenty of quintessentially British fun including morris dancers and a real ale tent. There'll also be trade stalls, live music, children's activities and refreshments. Let’s hope the sun comes out again, but if it doesn’t it will just make it an even more British affair. Ships ahoy!


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