Part of the climax to the Nokia Destination E7 campaign, Busy Britain has scrutinised the entire British Isles to find the most unique, quirky creations and delicacies the UK has to offer. On the 15th May, these eccentric oddities will be brought together at Brick Lane’s Dray Walk Gallery.
So if you ever wanted to become the owner of a one off handmade Pashley bicycle from Stratford-Upon-Avon, here’s your chance. Although if that doesn’t tickle your fancy, there’s always a Welsh accordion, driftwood furniture from Northumberland or fantastical glass sculptures hand-blown in Lancashire. Those who are passionate about local food produce will not be disappointed either, with Busy Britain collecting everything from world famous kippers from Craster, Cheddar matured down a mineshaft in Wales and Wiltshire grown chillies.
The UK’s only vegetable orchestra will also make an appearance, providing an outstanding performance from their carved out greens, while complimentary British specialities are set to be served up by Arnold and Henderson.
In just five days, curators Carrie and Clare, from the Made in the Shade craft website, scoured the length of the country from the Isle of Mull to London, finding some of the greatest independent gems. So come and join them for their weird and wonderful offerings.
10am – 7pm.
Dray Walk Gallery, Dray Walk, E1.