Events & Workshops
Each season we bring together like-minded, creative individuals through a series of events, talks and workshops both online and in person. We hope you can take part.
We host live shows each week, bringing our community together through a series of styling conversations, talks with our makers and guided tutorials led by the TOAST team. Join our upcoming events or watch our past shows.
Prices for individual events vary. You will also have the opportunity to donate* to the Crafts Council UK. All you need to take part is a webcam and microphone - we suggest using a laptop or desktop computer, but you can also use your tablet or mobile phone. We recommend using a WiFi connection to avoid data charges. Virtual workshops will be available to watch on demand for up to 14 days following the live event.
Please register using the links below to confirm your place.
Seasonal Spiced Panforte with Claire Thomson from 5 O’Clock Apron
Join us online for a virtual workshop with chef and food writer Claire Thomson of 5 O’Clock Apron as she guides you through one of her favourite seasonal recipes, spiced panforte. Claire makes the italian chocolate nougat with mincemeat using everyday ingredients, for you to wrap up and give to loved ones throughout the gifting season.
Tickets cost £10. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to Crafts Council UK.
Tue 21 November, 6pm GMT, 1 hour. (7pm CET, 1pm EST, 5am AEDT Wed 22 November)
TOAST Repair at Burgh House
Built in 1704 and located in the heart of Hampstead Village, London, Burgh House is a Grade-1 listed Queen Anne house. Formerly a private residence, today Burgh House is an independent, self-funding charity and an events and arts space. Providing a welcoming space of historical discovery, visit its collection and join a diverse programme of cultural events including exhibitions, talks, live music and workshops.
Join TOAST Repair specialists to discover the art of repair on select days this season. From sashiko and patchwork repair to traditional knitwear darning, each workshop is suitable for beginners. Mending materials will be provided and afternoon refreshments will be available from the Burgh House cafe. Please bring along an item you would like to repair; alternatively, you will be able to learn the techniques and create a small sampler.
Tickets cost £10. 100% of ticket sales will be donated to Burgh House.
Knitwear Darning, Fri 1 December, 1pm - 2:30pm.
Sashiko & Patchwork Repair, Fri 15 December, 1pm - 2:30pm.
TOAST Menswear Pop-Up Shop in London Bloomsbury
Visit our TOAST Menswear Pop-Up Shop on Lambs Conduit Street, located in the heart of Bloomsbury, amid independent coffee shops, delicatessens and restaurants. A stone’s throw from the British Museum, the shop has a natural wood floor throughout and has been renovated to preserve the original Victorian features.
The shop will stock our full menswear collection, featuring relaxed tailoring in supple organic cotton cord, bold Fair Isle-inspired knitwear in alpaca and merino wool and straight-leg denim crafted in Japan. A small selection of womenswear and homeware will also be available.
To celebrate the opening of our Menswear Pop-Up, we have collaborated with the ceramicist Florian Gadsby on an exhibition of his recent work. From his north London studio, Florian crafts wheel-thrown decorative and functional vessels using iron-rich stoneware clay. He glazes his clean, architectural silhouettes in a rich palette of blues, greys and greens.
Opening in November 2023.
A TOAST Festive Market
Join us this festive season as we bring together independent makers in a celebration of creativity and craftsmanship.
We are hosting a festive market at Coal Drops Yard, London, with a changing programme of makers and events each weekend. Every Thursday through Sunday between 16 November and 17 December, a collection of unique handcrafted gifts will be available, alongside TOAST gifting and festive decorations.
Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, London N1C 4LW.
Thu 16 November - Sun 17 December
Thu, 12pm - 9pm
Fri, 12pm - 7pm
Sat - Sun, 11am - 6pm
In Person Events & Workshops
Festive Wreath Making with Local Florists
Join us for a festive wreath making workshop with a local florist at your nearest TOAST Shop.
Create a wreath using fresh foliage and dried decorative adornments. The wreath will be structured around a large brass hoop, which you will be able to reuse year after year. Each wreath will be finished with a hand-dyed silk ribbon.
Tickets cost £50 and include mulled wine and mince pies for you to enjoy.
Thu 30 November, 5pm - 7pm at TOAST Brighton with Kath Jones-Romain.
Fri 1 December, 3pm - 5pm at TOAST Edinburgh with Ochre Botanicals.
Fri 1 December, 2pm - 5pm at TOAST Oxford with Wildgreen Bampton.
Fri 1 December, 10am - 12pm at TOAST Harrogate with Daisy Hoban.
Sat 6 December, 5pm - 7pm at TOAST Cambridge with Cambridge Flower Project.
Calligraphy Gift Tags with Stephanie Gill at TOAST Richmond and London Chelsea
Drop in throughout the afternoon to observe the art of calligraphy as demonstrated by calligrapher and botanical artist Stephanie Gill of Studio Gill. Using a range of festive calligraphy inks, Stephanie will create a bespoke gift tag for you to give with any gift bought on the day.
Thu 30 November, 2pm - 5.30pm at TOAST Richmond.
Thu 7 December, 12pm - 4pm at TOAST London Chelsea.
Festive Styling Evening at TOAST Llandeilo
Join Marketing Manager Evie Mitchell and the team at TOAST Llandeilo for a festive styling evening exploring our latest collection, with cheese and wine. Discover how to style our pieces for the festive season, from chunky knitwear and lustrous silk velvet to abstract harlequin prints and jewel tones.
Thu 30 November, 4.30pm - 7.30pm at TOAST Llandeilo
Wax Modelling with Studio Rua at Our TOAST Festive Market in London
Join Ruth Leach from Studio Rua at our Festive Market as she guides you to make a pendant using wax, expressive mark making and movement, taking inspiration from our seasonal theme, Everyday Theatre. At the end of the class the finished design will be sent to a metal caster to be cast in bronze. Approximately two weeks later, the pendant will be posted back to you as a finished necklace, complete with gold filled jump ring and chain.
Tickets cost £100. All materials will be provided.
Sat 2 December, 10am - 12.30pm. Kiosk N1C, 108 Lower, Stable St, London N1C 4DR.
Relax and Restore Herbal with Hackney Herbal at Our TOAST Festive Market in London
Join Hackney Herbal for a workshop to learn about the restorative properties of herbs. The team will share knowledge and practices for creating your own herbal remedies, exploring a number of medicinal plants and essential oils that can help to support both mind and body. Centring on the themes of relaxation and sleep, focus and concentration and restoring balance and overcoming stress. You will make and take home a personalised set of herbal tea bags and a herbal bath salt soak.
Tickets cost £35. All materials will be provided.
Sat 2 December, 2pm - 4pm. Kiosk N1C, 108 Lower, Stable St, London N1C 4DR.
Pillar Candle Making and Design with Wax Atelier at Our TOAST Festive Market in London
Join Wax Atelier, the London-based studio specialising in handmade wax products using natural and sustainable materials, to create a unique botanical beeswax candle centrepiece for your festive table. Under the guidance of Wax Atelier's artisans, learn how to craft delicate beeswax sheets into lifelike botanical forms, such as leaves, winter berries, or a medley of petals to decorate a candle in your own unique design.
Tickets cost £60. All materials will be provided.
Sat 2 December, 5pm - 7pm. Kiosk N1C, 108 Lower, Stable St, London N1C 4DR.
Choir Performances with Hackney Harmony
Join us east London choir Hackney Harmony for a performance of uplifting music with a focus on unity and connection at our Festive Market at Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross. A diverse and vibrant choir, they sing music from around the world, ranging from gospel to folk.
Thu 23 November 7.30pm - 8pm
Thu 30 November 7.30pm - 8pm
Complimentary Gift Wrapping, all TOAST Shops
Join us in store for a festive refreshment and complimentary gift wrapping. Have your TOAST gifts* wrapped in our Fair Trade and sustainably sourced Nepalese lokta paper, hand-crafted by artisans in the Kathmandu Valley. Your gift will be wrapped in rust-coloured paper with a block-printed pattern, tied neatly with string.
Available on Sat 16 & Sun 17 December, in all TOAST Shops.
*Complimentary gift wrapping is available on full-price purchases on Sat 16 & Sun 17 December. We are unable to wrap New Makers items, gift cards, coats, hampers, baskets, blankets, quilts, rugs, large glassware and ceramics, pans, hanging nests, bee logs and watering cans.
Past Events | Watch Again
Arroz Con Cosas with The Little Cooking Pot | Time to Make
For this Time to Make, Sarah Cotterell and Aitana Infante of The Little Cooking Pot prepare Arroz Con Cosas, a family recipe that can use different vegetables as they come into season.
“Growing up in a mountain village in the region of Valencia, rice was a main staple on Aitana’s family table,” Sarah says. “Keeping paella and other more elaborate dishes for the weekend, this simple recipe of Arroz Con Cosas was a weekday express solution for her busy parents.”
Find the full recipe on the TOAST Magazine.
Matt Pasmore of Willow Pottery | Time to Make
Matt Pasmore has led Bath-based Willow Pottery since 2009, but has been orbiting the business much longer – he began working on Saturdays there as a teenager.
For this Time to Make, Matt creates nesting bowls. After being thrown from terracotta clay from Stoke-on-Trent, they are bisque fired inside each other in the kiln, separated by specific blocks Matt created to save space, creating sculptural towers.
Read more about the pottery and process on the TOAST Magazine.
Rebecca Williams | Time to Make
Ceramicist Rebecca Williams has been slowly gathering driftwood on the shoreline at Emsworth harbour, a five minute walk from her house.
For this Time to Make, Rebecca creates ceramic spoons with driftwood handles. Creating the spoons is a lengthy process, governed by the tempestuous nature of the sea and what it chooses to offer up.
Read more about Rebecca’s process on the TOAST Magazine.
*All donations you make will support:
Crafts Council UK, the national charity for craft. Funds raised will support the work they do to inspire making, empower learning and nurture craft businesses. We jointly believe craft skills and knowledge enrich and uplift us as individuals, and, in doing so, will change our world for the better.
Find more information about how you can support Crafts Council and their important work on their website.