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Cellardoor recently popped to the opening of ‘The Enchanted Forest’ exhibition at Foyles bookshop on Charring Cross Road. This collection of illustrated works comes courtesy of rising stars Emmeline Pidgen, Emma Block and Laura Barrett to name but a few.
The exhibit celebrates 200 years of Grimms Fairy Tales, with works inspired by childhood classics like Hansel and Gretel, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. Each illustrator has interpreted the much loved stories in their own way, with damsels in distress, majestic castles and noble steeds featuring strongly in typical fairytale fashion.
On display was a variety of illustration styles from bold monochrome block prints to whimsical watercolour representations and clever collage techniques. The perfect escape from the December chill, this exhibition had Cellardoor dreaming of a happy ever after.
Sadly the exhibition is now over, but find out more from the talented girls here
By Cheryl Maguire
Shipshape Studio is a fledgling design and creative boutique based in North London. They regularly hold workshops teaching skills from knitting and crochet to jewellery making. They also hold a craft club where you can share your current projects and ideas with like-minded creative souls over a slice of cake and a glass of wine.
The founders Emily Burt and Adam Tiratsoo are hosting an illustration and design forum which they describe as a “careers event with a twist” in Hammersmith, London on Sunday 15th April. Knowing where to go once leaving the comfort of university can be daunting, so the event will provide advice on different career paths within the creative industry, how to get the most out of social marketing and working free-lance and in-house. Designers Emma Block, Rachel Lewis and Alice Potter (who you may even recognise as some of our past contributors!) will be selling their work if you fancy a spot of shopping and also participating in a Q&A session.
Emily and Adam have kindly offered Cellardoor readers a 10% discount on their tickets, which can be bought by following this link
By Eve Hegarty