IN LIGHT OF COVID-19, ALL FUTURE EVENTS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED AS AND WHEN WE CAN RESCHEDULE.
LONDON CRAFT WEEK 2020
CHRISTMAS LIGHT SWITCH ON - COAL DROPS YARD
13 NOVEMBER | 17.30 - 20.30
Join our Northern Brights launch party to celebrate the switching on of the 'Co-ho-ho-al Drops Yard' and King's Cross Christmas lights. Enjoy performances from the London Gay Men's Chorus and the inspirational House Gospel Choir and take part in the special Christmas entertainment from Famous First Words, the singing game show with a twist, offering one lucky visitor the chance to switch on the seasonal lights. Bring your friends and make a night of it!
Coal Drops Yard welcome a series of Northern Brights Workshops in the run up to Christmas. Come explore the area, learn something new and really get into the Christmas spirit, all whilst giving back.
Coal Drops Yard and Kitchen Provisions invite you to create the essential festive table accessory, the Christmas Cracker. Choose from a selection of gifts, cracker patterns, festive jokes or have your family play out a different charade.
All workshops are priced at a minimum donation of £10 and proceeds are donated to Shelter. Book now.
KNIFE CARE WORKSHOP - TOKYO BIKE
5 DECEMBER | 18.30 - 20.00
We are making a guest appearance at Tokyo Bike to take you through the basics of caring for kitchen knives, from sharpening to daily maintenance as well as tips on how to use them. The workshop will last for 1.5 hours and Japanese tea will be served along withsweets by hifumi London.
Join the traders of Stoke Newington Church Street for a fun-packed and festive Sunday. Feel the Christmas spirit along the street, shop some special offers and enjoy the entertainment and stalls. We also understand that Santa will be making an appearance!
KUROSAKI FORGING DEMO - COAL DROPS YARD
11 & 12 OCTOBER | 17.30 - 20.30
We are thrilled to have master bladesmith Yu Kurosaki visiting us from Japan to showcase his hand-forged blades and take place in a unique UK-Japan forging collaboration. On Friday 11 October, Kurosaki-san will be in-store at Kitchen Provisions between 3pm and 8pm demonstrating sharpening techniques with a wide range of his knives on display. He will be assisted by the Kitchen Provisions team who will also be advising on the properties of hand-forged Japanese knives, knife care and sharpening techniques. This is intended as a drop-in event for anyone interested in knives or knife sharpening and Kitchen Provisions will be providing refreshments.
On Saturday 12 October between 11 and 5, Kurosaki-san will be taking part in a forging event in the main Coal Drops Yard area. He will be working alongside Andrew Lindsay from Two Sticks Forge and the team from Blenheim Forge to hand forge knives. This is intended to demonstrate some of the many techniques that go in to knife making as well creating unique blades that incorporate historic metals from the wider Kings Cross site. We want people to have a greater understanding of the processes and skills that go into knife making and will be on hand to answer any questions.