What to do this weekend at London Jewellery Week

Find out what to do today at LJW with our handy guide.

As part of our dedicated coverage of London Jewellery Week 2011 every day we will bring you a selection of highlights from the day’s events so you can better plan your day.

With London Jewellery Week (LJW) drawing to a close, we countdown the best of the last few events taking place. Make sure you don’t miss out…

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Hatton Garden Festival – Saturday
Head to Hatton Garden for a day-long festival bustling with people, shoppers, couples and families. Now in its fifth year, the Hatton Garden Festival is set to be a fabulous day out for all ages. With a British Heritage theme, this year’s festival will bring to life the historical significance of the area which goes back centuries, with the chance to get hands on, workshops for kids and behind-the-scenes tours of jewellery workshops.

World Record Attempt at Hatton Garden Festival – Saturday
London Jewellery Week’s first World Record attempt will take place during Hatton Garden Festival. Holts Academy of Jewellery students and alumni will be out in force making as many rings as possible on the day and selling them in aid of the NSPCC Jewellery for Future Generations Campaign. A great chance to watch and walk away with your very own ring, handmade in front of you.

Cool Diamonds Champagne Reception – Saturday
Cool Diamonds are supplying free champagne with all consultations at their Hatton Garden showroom during the Hatton Gadern Festival.

Camden Civic Treasures Exhibition – Saturday
An unique opportunity to view a collection of stunning historic Mayoral Regalia including mayoral chains, badges and unique ceremonial maces of historical significance dating from 1901. The pieces have never before been seen in public.

OXO Jewellers Bench Mark Exhibition – Meet the Maker: Joan MacKarell & Zoe Arnold – Saturday and Sunday
Head to the OXO exhibition on London’s South Bank for the final two days of the Bench Mark Exhibition. On Saturday, Joan MacKarell will be showing off her nature-inspired jewellery, influenced by her roots at the coast of Donegal. MacKarell’s jewellery plays on the symbolic portrayal of flora and fauna by different cultures, especially the carved stone reliefs and wall paintings of Ancient Egypt.

Zoe Arnold will be the final of the OXO jewellers to exhibit at LJW, and will present her jewellery inspired by the realms of the surreal and ethereal. Each item depicts a moments thought, be that a memory or question, to be unpicked and perused, but though each piece tells a story. Her work has often been described as jewellery art, as its blurs the boundaries between wearable design and sculpture.

Afternoon Tea at Treasure – Sunday 
After a week on your on your feet, relax with a break at Treasure. Sunday is last day to visit the showcase of jewellers and we will be offering special tickets for a Champagne brunch / afternoon tea. You can meet the designers, talk commissions and enjoy tea and cakes.



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