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London Design Festival begins this weekend, with thousands of London spots offering exhibitions, workshops and things to see. Cass Art has partnered with London Design Festival on a number of workshops this weekend
To kick-start your weekend, we've chosen our top three to try this weekend:
1. Try type tasting at the V&A
We're in full type tasting fever at Cass Art (holding an event at Islington last month) so we are providing materials for free drop in workshops at the V&A on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September.
The workshops will be led by Sarah Hyndham who has worked in the design industry for 15 years. The workshops will take you back to your creative roots and give you the opportunity to get away from a computer and explore a new way to create type. A complete convert said this of Sarah's recent workshop: “It’s great that even those who are mostly desk-bound professionally can try their hand at something creative without the fear of looking daft or not being good enough.”
For more information and to find out how to get there, head to the London Design Festival event page.
2. Take some time out at Cafe Smug
If you're in the mood for a spot of shopping along Camden Antiques Passage in Islington, en route to our Islington store, don't miss the launch of Cafe Smug. Set in the quirky lifestyle store, Smug, which sells homeware and accessories alongside fantastic vintage furniture.
Expect fresh coffee, juice, croissants, cake and cookie of the day.
For more information about the cafe and its activities visit the Cafe Smug page on the London Design Festival website.
3. Become a superstar sketcher with a Moleskine Sketchathon
London Design Festival have partnered with the marvelous Moleskine for a sketching and drawing free drop in masterclass. This event too will take place at the V&A, as they continue their collaboration with the world's leading museum of art and design.
If you can't wait until midday on Saturday 14 September (running until 5pm) then you can download our Pick up a Pen challenge here.
To get set for the sketchathon read more on the Moleskine page of the LDF website.
Win Cass Art prizes with the London Design Festival Competition
To celebrate the festival we are giving you the chance to win one of three Rotring Rapidograph Technical Pen Sets worth £73*.
Each prize includes: Set of 3 Rotring technical drawing pens sizes .25, .35 and .50, 1x drawing ink, 1x Rotring fine lead mechanical pencil 0.5, 1x fine lead box, 1x eraser, 1x drawing compass attachment 1x pen station.
The Rotring Rapidograph College Set is a brilliant and durable collection of high-quality drawing instruments. It contains three Rapidograph pens, with 0.25mm, 0.35 mm and 0.5mm nibs. They all use Rotring's unique capillary cartridge, which means that every time you change the ink you get a clean new ink helix, so you never need to clean it. Three black ink cartridges come with the set, as do three pen stations. You also get a Tikky mechanical pencil, complete with twelve 0.5mm leads, an eraser and a compass attachment, so the Rapidograph College Set is a really comprehensive and excellent-value drawing set.
Enter the competition now via LDF's competitions page.
All activities to get involved in are outlined on the London Design Festival website. You can also get up date information via their Twitter and Facebook. Don't forget to tweet your work this weekend to @CassArt #LDF13.
Moleskine image courtesy of Setsu and Shinobu Ito, Moleskine Detour Exhibition.
*Valued at RRP. Terms and conditions apply.