A couple of months ago, I met the lovely Hannah at a blogging event.
We bonded over (many) gin cocktails and a love of theatre, and she invited me to come along and try out her monthly craft event: Crafternoon Cabaret.
The concept is pretty simple: an event where you can make something pretty, drink gin and natter to your hearts content, to the backdrop of top-notch cabaret performances.
Sounds awesome right?
I thought so too!
So, on Saturday, I made my way East, to The Book Club in Shoreditch.
OK so first of all, how fab is the venue?!
This is the downstairs room, and it’s basically just an underground cellar-bar that’s used mainly for night-time events.
BUT LOOK AT THE CEILING! Look at all the light bulbs!
Mucho cool no?!
After grabbing drinks at the bar, we got cracking on our craft: cupcake-shaped pin cushions!
We were directed to a massive table covered with a huge array of fabrics, scissors, needles, pins, paper, thread and buttons; and soon we were all chatting away over our work.
FYI, the ticket price for the event is £15 and covers all the materials for the craft, as well as the excellent entertainment (though sadly no drinks!).
The picture of utter concentration haha.
Luckily, we had entertainment lined up to distract us!
Comedian Megan Ford performed two hilarious character sketches that had us all in stitches (LOL. Stitches. Geddit?).
Her teen brat writing an essay for school in emojis was a particular highlight!
Next on was the lovely Sean Smith, a hypnotist-magician-mind-reader.
He used Jedi mind-tricks (or something like it) to figure out cards we had chosen, words we were thinking of and a series of other stuff.
Stuff that made me literally jump, because there is no possible way he could have known it before hand.
This is my pin cushion.
Isn’t it gorgeous?
I’m so incredibly proud of it haha!
Unfortunately I don’t actually own any pins so I think I’m going to send it to Mama T for her to use :)
(Mum, if you’re reading this: SURPRIIIIISE!)
Overall, it was an ACE afternoon and I’m so glad I went.
I met some lovely ladies, had some lovely wine, and felt like I’d actually done something productive with my afternoon (which makes a nice change!)
Whether you’re into crafting or not, I’d definitely recommend booking yourself on to next month’s Crafternoon Cabaret.
The crafts and entertainment change every time, but from the backlog I’ve looked at, they’ve all been easy things to make and great people to watch!
Well worth a trip to the East End :)
PS You can find all info for the next event on their website.
*I was gifted a free ticket to the event for review purposes.
As always, if I didn’t love it, I wouldn’t blog it! :)