‘Spring into Action’ Grand Draw, dm21 fundraising for essential building repairs | *Grand Draw extended – Tickets on sale until Friday 3rd May*

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We are fundraising again here at designermakers21!

‘Spring into Action’ Grand Draw is raising funds for essential building repairs & improvements to 21 St Nicholas Street.

ONE lucky ticket holder will win this bundle of Craft, handmade by our members! Tickets are £5, and available from designermakers21 Thursday-Saturday between 10am and 5pm until Friday 3rd May.

The single winning ticket will be drawn at our Ceilidh night at Roydon Village Hall on Friday 3rd May. The prize winner will be notified by phone.

spring into action grand draw at designermakers21 until 27th April, tickets £5

PRINT IN ACTION, a day of printmaking demonstrations and ‘Have a Go’ activities | Saturday 13th April, 11am-3pm

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An immersive day of all things Printmaking!

Come along between 11am-3pm to watch printmaking demonstrations, and try out a range of print processes. Some activities may require booking on the day.

Donations welcome to support designermakers21 ongoing fundraising appeal for essential building repairs/improvements.

print in action 2024 saturday 13th april 11am-3pm designermakers21

Print Exhibition | 21st March – 20th April 2024 *Extended until 27th April*

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A celebration of Print by artists working in a range of Printmaking disciplines. The exhibition runs from the 21st March to 20th April in The Space Upstairs at designermakers21. Open Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

and on Saturday 13th April, come along to PRINT IN ACTION, a day of printmaking demonstrations and ‘Have a Go’ activities!

print exhibition poster 2024 at designermakers21 21st march to 20th april

Art Workshops with Birks Holden | Fox Wood Forest School

First Saturday of the month, from 4th May 2024, 10am-1pm

Relaxed, friendly, fully tutored class

Fox Wood Forest School, Brewers Green, Roydon, IP22 5SD (parking available on site)

Adults/Children, individual 3hr session £25 per person

Two Children £45, Three Children £60. Participating parent/carer £5.

Materials and refreshments included

To book, and for further information please contact Clare by text on 07870813643 or email clarebirksholden@gmail.com

Art workshops at Fox Wood Forest School
Art Workshops at Fox Wood Forest School

Events Programme 2024

February

FREE ‘Have a Go’ afternoon, try out different Crafts with our members | 24.02.24 12pm-4pm

March/April

Print Exhibition | 21.03.24 – 20.04.24

‘Print in Action’ a day of demonstrations and workshops with our members and visiting artists | 13.04.24

May

Re-Use Exhibition | 02.05.24 – 25.05.24

‘On the Hoof’ Ceilidh at Roydon Village Hall, dm21 fundraising event | 03.05.24 (evening)

‘Have a Go’ day, try out different Crafts with our members | 04.05.24 11am-3pm

‘Re-Use in Action’ a day of demonstrations and workshops with our members | 11.05.24

June

Mosaic Workshop with member Joy Holden, dm21 fundraising event | 01.06.24

Diss High School Exhibition | 13.06.24 – 22.06.24

Swedish ‘Huck Lace’ Embroidery Workshop with Sarah Boardman, dm21 fundraising event | 22.06.24

July

Design Nation East Anglia Exhibition | 04.07.24 – 27.07.24

Meet the Artists (Saturday), with process demonstrations | 20.07.24

August

Summer Expo ’24, Public Open Art Exhibition | 01.08.24 – 24.08.24

September/October

‘SILICA’ Exhibition at Diss Corn Hall | 14.09.24 – 19.10.24

‘SILICA Process’ Exhibition at designermakers21 | 14.09.24 – 19.10.24

‘SILICA In Action’, a day of demonstrations by our members and visiting artists | 28.09.24

‘Draw Off’ between Diss and Hartismere Schools | 26.10.24 evening event

November

SAORI Weaving Exhibition | 07.11.24 – 30.11.24

Showcase Exhibition | February – April 2024

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We are delighted to welcome three local artists to the Showcase for February, March & April.

Exhibiting work are Keri Lowe, Fehmi Gokes and Judith Hunt.

Keri Lowe works in ceramics, creating a beautiful collection of vessels and animal sculptures. Fehmi Gokes produces a wonderful range of mosaics in a variety of designs. Judith Hunt is a maker working across many disciplines including glass, textiles and painting.

Visit the Showcase gallery upstairs at designermakers21 every Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

Showcase Exhibition| November 2023 – January 2024

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We are delighted to welcome three local artists to the Showcase for November, December & January.

Exhibiting work are Marna Alberts, Keri Lowe, and David Oates.

Marna Alberts is a local surface pattern designer. Marna has recently completed her Masters degree in textile Design, specialising in the combination of digital and screen printing processes.

Keri Lowe began her journey with textiles and felting, but has since turned her hands to ceramics, a practice she has enjoyed for over 30 years.

David Oates is a children’s book illustrator and author. David uses Gelli plate printing to create powerful, textured and colourful backgrounds, and uses ink and gouache to add illustrations or artwork on top.

Visit the Showcase gallery upstairs at designermakers21 every Thursday to Saturday 10am-5pm.

“Just One More Cornetto” – Swervy World at designermakers21, ‘Authentic ragtime jazz cabaret band’ | Thursday 2nd November, doors open 6pm, music from 7pm. Raising funds for designermakersCIO ‘Save Our Story’ appeal.

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We are delighted that Swervy World will be performing at designermakers21, on Thursday 2nd November.

A traditional jazz band playing an eclectic mix of rock ‘n’ roll, jump blues, boogie woogie, surf ska, blue beat and occasionally traditional jazz! Swervy World is a national touring band, on the road since 1996. Working with all acoustic instruments, the troupe’s speciality is two fold: village hall dances in rural communities, and outdoor street parades.

Tickets £10

Doors open 6pm

Music & Dancing from 7pm

Delicious food, licenced bar & an ‘Art Tombola’

Tickets are available in house at designermakers21. Proceeds from the night will go straight to designermakersCIO ‘Save Our Story’ appeal to purchase 21 St Nicholas Street.

Swervy World gig at designermakers21 Thursday 2nd December 2023