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LON­DON CRAFT WEEK

Lon­don gets crafty this month, thanks to Lon­don Craft Week (3-7 May; above). The event show­cases the crafts­man­ship of in­ter­na­tional and Bri­tish cre­ativ­ity. Spread across the city, de­sign­ers in­clude Grayson Perry and Felic­ity Ayli­eff. Learn how ev­ery­day items are put to­gether – th­ese cover tai­lor­ing demon­stra­tions, watch­mak­ing classes and a talk by a wall­pa­per his­to­rian on prints from prop­er­ties such as the House of Lords. www.lon­don­craftweek.com

CLERKENWELL DE­SIGN WEEK

Clerkenwell is home to more ar­chi­tects per square mile than any­where else in the world, so it comes as no sur­prise to find Clerkenwell De­sign Week (23-25 May), which cel­e­brates in­de­pen­dent de­sign, is tak­ing place in the area. Ex­hi­bi­tions in­clude home­grown as well as in­ter­na­tional brands. Lis­ten out for talks, too. www.clerken­wellde­sign­week.com

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