After its success in 2016, the London Upcycling Show is back for 2017! North London Waste Authority (NLWA) and environmental charity Groundwork London have joined forces to put on this event, as part of NLWA’s participation in European Week for Waste Reduction. We want to help people get excited about upcycling furniture – while simultaneously rescuing valuable resources from being thrown away .
Come along to be inspired, get new ideas and have a go at upcycling. The show will be taking place on Sunday 19 November 11am-3pm at Walthamstow Assembly Hall. Entry is free, you will just need to sign in on the day if you have not pre-registered.
The London Upcycling Show showcases upcycling at its very best; upcycling competition entries will be on display and will be judged by:
• Chris Barrett – from thinkFOUND furniture, the reclaimed wood furniture company.
• Georgina Burnett - BBC broadcast journalist, life coach, property and DIY interiors vlogger.
• Andy Dickson – a.k.a ‘The Chair Man’, a craft upholsterer studio with revamped, second-hand dining and kitchen chairs.
• Tommy Walsh – TV presenter specialising in DIY (presented the programme 'Groundforce' in the early 00s), and has written multiple books on home DIY.
Competition entrants could win one of the below prizes:
• £150 voucher for a DIY store - for ‘Best in your Category’
• £100 voucher for a DIY store - for ‘Overall Winner’
• £80 voucher for a DIY store - for ‘People’s Choice’
The event will also be packed with practical workshops, interactive demonstrations and creative exhibitions.
• Afro Retro – a fashion, craft and cultural fusion brand who will demonstrate how to upcycle Christmas jumpers.
• Albert & Edward – a lighting upcycling scheme who will give demonstrations on how to create a light from something that has been salvaged.
• AM Florence – showcasing upcycled vintage and Italian pieces of furniture
• Barnet Furniture Centre – community furniture reuse scheme.
• Brass from the Past –lighting upcycling scheme.
• Taylor Made With Love – artisan furniture painter who is commissioned to upcycle pieces of furniture and will be running a workshop on how to work with metallic foiling and stencilling on reclaimed materials.
• Forest Recycling Project – community furniture reuse scheme.
• Groundwork London - social and environmental regeneration charity - will be running upcycling activity. They will demonstrate how to upcycle a coffee table.
• thinkFOUND Furniture - A furniture business based in East London that makes custom made tables from the waste product of scaffold boards
• Porterhouse Design– furniture restoration and upholstery.
• Green Devil designs – a clothing, accessories and home décor upcycling scheme who demonstrate how to upcycle an abandoned toy using buttons, felt, and beads.
• Old Bag Designs – a textiles and furniture upcycling scheme.
• Real Nappies for London - the London reusable nappy campaign.
• Sandie M Sutton – an environmental artist using recycled and reclaimed materials for her art. Sandie will run a workshop on how to make use of household plastic to create interesting letter forms.
• The Loops - The Repurpose project – reuse hubs from across London created to refurbish, upcycle and redistribute unwanted items.
• Thrifty's Retro – furniture upcycling scheme.
• Upcycled by Jo Gibbs - furniture, lighting and clothing upcycling scheme.
• The Chair Man - repair, upholster and restore dining room chairs.
• Uniq Furniture - this scheme refurbishes, upcycles and restyles furniture to its former glory and beyond.
• Nina's Chalk Pot - Luxurious Furniture Paint. They will demonstrate how to upcycle furniture and other items using their own natural chalk paint.
• When I Decorate Things – they will run a demonstration on how to decoupage small wooden items.
London Upcycling Show 2017 – advance registration is now closed, click here for the programme You can sign in at the door if you have not pre-registered.