TOAST Creative Residency

The Unknown Path

Saturday 4th – Monday 6th May

The TOAST Creative Residency at the Paper Mill Studios is a three day programme of talks, workshops and events exploring the theme of our seasonal campaign – The Unknown Path

The series of workshops in the upstairs space is open to all and aims to connect creative individuals and to foster thought.

The downstairs space is a place for calm and contemplation. View an exhibition of abstract works, drawings and assemblages by artist Sue Lawty using thousands of minute stones creating a kind of pixilated ‘cloth’. The work is informed by the land, by rock, by ancient textiles and also by travels. Lawty held an artist residency at the Victoria and Albert Museum and was awarded a prestigious Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship.

There will also be a pop up café providing seasonal vegetarian and locally sourced food run by Little Cooking Pot.

TOAST Creative Residency

Events

On Saturday, Sunday and Monday we will be holding a variety of events and workshops. Tickets are booked through Eventbrite. 15% of ticket prices will be donated to Creative Society, a charity that helps young people wanting to work in the creative and cultural sector.

Saturday 4th May

TOAST KINDRED
10am – 12pm
TOAST Kindred invitation | Breakfast and Furoshiki Printing Workshop FREE

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As part of TOAST Kindred, we would like to invite you to join us for breakfast and a Furoshiki Printing Workshop with print designer Georgia Dorey. During this workshop, you will learn about the purpose and use of the furoshiki wrapping cloth and be guided through the process of block printing and botanical relief printing to design and print your own furoshiki.
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1PM - 3PM
BOTANICAL RELIEF PRINTING AND FUROSHIKI WORKSHOP WITH GEORGIA DOREY - £35

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Learn about the purpose and use of the furoshiki wrapping cloth with print designer Georgia Dorey and be guided through the process of block printing and botanical relief printing to design and print your own furoshiki.
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1:30PM - 3PM
Lunch-time Drop-In with Curator and Founder of Partnership Editions, Georgia Spray

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Curator and Founder of Partnership Editions, Georgia Spray, will be based at the TOAST residency for an informal lunch-time drop in to provide guidance on helping you to find new talent in the arts.
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4PM - 5PM
Partnership Editions Botanical Drawing Workshop With Julianna Byrne – £35

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Partnership Editions will co-host a guided painting / drawing workshops with artist and illustrator Julianna Byrne. Julianna will take you through all the techniques you need to create your own botanical drawings.
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6PM - 7:30PM
The Unknown Path | Podcast Talk – Free To Attend

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Literary critic Jon Day hosts a panel discussion with our TOAST Podcast speakers, Elif Shafak, Louisa Thomsen Brits and Kassia St Clair. They will be talking about the varied, and often unexpected routes their lives have taken. A Q&A will follow their discussion.
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All Day
Toast New Makers – Free To Attend

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Meet TOAST New Makers Takahashi McGil. The husband and wife team create functional bowls, pouring bowls and rice spoons made from local hardwoods. Drop in to see a live demonstration of wood carving and talk to the makers about their craft and experience.

Sunday 5th May

11AM - 1PM
Botanical Dye Workshop
with Christine Lewis – £30

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This workshop will include an introduction to natural dye sources and how we might use these natural sources to dye our own cloth. You will also have the opportunity to plant your own plant dye pot to take home with you.
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2:30PM - 5:30PM
Tintype workshop with The Tintype Studio – £25

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Learn this historic process from portrait photographer James Millar. During this workshop you will see the process from start to finish, including how to sensitise a metal plate, frame a picture and then insert a plate to make the image.
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4PM - 6PM
Fermented Food & Kombucha Workshop
With Little Duck – £20

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During this two hour workshop you will be guided through the fermenting process of food and drink and explore the making of Kombucha and Sauerkraut. After the exploration and tasting, you will be invited to make your own Kimchi to take away with you.
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All Day
Taiwanese Tea-Tasting With Xu Teahouse – Free To Attend

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Drop in to participate in a traditional Taiwanese tea ceremony. Xu Teahouse & Restaurant, located in Soho, will be serving a range of Oolong Teas sourced from Taiwan – all of which are rarely enjoyed outside of Taiwan.

Monday 6th May

10:30AM - 12:30PM
Creative Writing With Elaine Kingett – £10

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Journalist Elaine Kingett is the founder of Write it Down! – a series of creative writing workshops that encourage us to record our lives. During this relaxed workshop, Elaine will encourage you to escape from the digital world by exploring different forms of creative writing.
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12:30 - 2pm
TOAST talk with curator Lou Stoppard

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Join lifestyle brand TOAST and curator Lou Stoppard for a talk on the women-centric history of photography, focusing on key image-makers who have changed our understanding of the medium.
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1:30PM - 4:30PM
Introduction To Weaving With Sue Lawty – £25

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Artist Sue Lawty's quiet, minimal and abstract works are strongly informed by the material of their construction. During this workshop you will learn the principal methods of constructing your own withy structure and experiment with a variety of natural materials, shapes, shading and joining to create your own textural weave.
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4:30PM - 6:30PM
Spring Gatherings With Alexandra Dudley – £10

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Learn how to create the perfect canapés with seasonal chef Alexandra Dudley. Through a mix of demonstration and hands-on activities you will create three delicious canapés and receive tips on table setting, all while enjoying a spring time cocktail.
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All Day
The Art Of Repair
With Molly Martin – Free To Attend

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Join textile artist Molly Martin at 11am or 2pm to learn the art of visible mending and traditional Japanese techniques, to repair your own garment.
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Book 2pm

Visit

OPENING HOURS:

Saturday 4th May, 11am – 6pm
Sunday 5th May, 11am – 6pm
Monday 6th May, 10am – 4pm

ADDRESS:

Paper Mill Studios, 9 City Garden Row, London N1 8DW

The studio is located just off City Road. Old street and Angel underground are about a 10 minute stroll away. There are many buses passing by and there is Pay & Display parking outside the door as well as all day parking close by.

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