Monday, 19 December 2011

Card Making in Brixton

By Guest Blogger - Lizzie of Look who has a Blog

Last Sunday saw the lovely people at Makerhood turn the upstairs of the Dogstar in Brixton into a festive hub for their annual Christmas card making winter social.
For those of you that don't know, Makerhood is an online marketplace and community website, run by a small group of local volunteers, for people based in Brixton, Camberwell, Clapham, Herne Hill and Stockwell.
The Makerhood website helps to connect local makers and buyers who want to learn to make things or find local workshops and courses. It also provides a place to share information and ask questions about all things making-related.
 The event saw a fantastic turn out, with some people resorting to taking refuge on the floor because it was so busy. It was nice to see such a vast variety of people gathered together and enjoying the Christmas spirit that was oozing out of the room.

Music by Marmaduke Dando added to the festive occasion, with his beautiful acoustic set that made absolutely everyone stop what they were doing to pay attention to him. Also The No Frills Band, whose alternative/folk sound really added to the atmosphere of the night.
And let's not forget the resident DJ for the night, DJ Prophane, who spun a special Christmas set just for the event. Entertainment came in the form of the Improvisation Players, who did a number of improv games with the audience, before performing a hilarious 'improv pantomime' in the shape of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, with the help of a few volunteers from the crowd.
The night was a lot of fun, and was well worth venturing out of the house for. The atmosphere was lively, and the card making went down a treat with children and adults alike. It's definitely got me in the Christmas spirit!

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