Join us this December for a festive paradise at Pump House Square, E16 2HU, in the heart of Royal Albert Wharf. Expect twinkling lights, heart-warming mulled wine, delicious street food, arts and crafts, an immersive Christmas installation for the whole family, and more!
The market features artists and makers stalls, where you will find everything from ceramics, hand-stitched gifts, and original prints all the way over to homeware, accessories, and much more. All at affordable prices!
Alongside the main market, organised in partnership with Ace Events, we will also be offering arts and crafts workshops at Art in the Docks, free face painting for the kids, as well as mulled wine from the Well Bean Cafe.
Drop in Christmas Craft Workshops
Get in touch with the spirit of Christmas with a range of craft workshops taking place at Art in the Docks.
Christmas Card Making Workshop, 4 – 6 pm
Led by artist educator John Lord, individuals, families and children get to design and make their own unique Christmas Cards. All materials will be provided and you get to take your cards away with you. FREE
Christmas Decoration Making Workshop, 6 – 8 pm
Led by world famous ceramicist Mariana Alemany, use simple modelling clay to make your own unique Christmas decorations. Go wild with the designs, get crazy with the colours, create something wonderful. All materials provided, take what you make away with you. FREE
Christmas Wreath Making Workshop, 6 pm – 7 pm
£40 per adult
£20 per child
ALL MATERIALS PROVIDED
Patchlarks’ Glisten & Glow, 4h30 pm-5pm; 5h30 pm – 6 pm; 6h30 pm – 7 pm
Find Patchlarks’ chief storyteller Oliver Wallace at the market and help him invent wondrous winter stories of mischievous, magical creatures and festive celebrations.
Join the interactive and joyful storytelling adventures where every story is unique because we make it up together!
And while you are there you can pick up the beautifully illustrated, free activity book and continue the adventure at home or in the Thames Barrier park with stories, activities and a trail! More details on that HERE.
Stratford East Singers, 7 pm – 9 pm
Led by Creative Director and Recording Artist Byron Gold, Stratford East Singers are a fun-loving community choir based at Stratford East.
Known for their big harmonies and joyous sound the choir have also appeared on the X-Factor (ITV), The One Show (BBC 1) and were crowned third place in the original BBC2 series of The Naked Choir hosted by Gareth Malone.
Lightwalkers by An Act Above, 6 pm – 6h30 pm, 7 pm – 7h30 pm, 8 pm – 8h30 pm
A beautiful duo of stilt walkers will mesmerise the audience with a a unique and stylish performance in a multicolour swirl of costume and light.
One Christmas Wish, by Graphite and Diamond
An immersive festive installation in the middle of Pump House Square for children and their families.
Wearing wireless headphones, participants step into Graphite and Diamond’s mobile performance space The Palace – a specially adapted caravan – and have their imaginations brought to life by an immersive audio journey combined with light, set design… and stage magic!
Running time: 45 minutes including set up and change over.
Capacity: 10 children per group + one adult.
Age: Suitable for 5+
Charlie Tymms, in partnership with Art in the Docks, will be running a project called SHADOW PLAY at RAW with around 12 participating artists.
Every night from Friday 2nd December until Christmas.
Wander along Royal Albert Wharf after dark and you might see something surprising… Shadow stories and images celebrating London’s diverse communities will light up the windows of the wharf. Perhaps you’ll glimpse a moment from docklands history, a tale from another time and place, or even a tightrope walking T-Rex! Each artist will create a unique Shadow Play picture in their studio window, making a cinematic journey along the waterside.