Christmas Celebrations

02 Dec 2017 - 03 Dec 2017

Saturday, 10am - 6pm and Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Designers and Makers Market 25 designers and makers will be showing their work at Turner Contemporary, including jewellery, ceramics, soft furnishings and accessories. It will be the perfect opportunity to pick up some Christmas presents.

Festive Workshop We will be running a special Christmas Workshop on Saturday and Sunday inspired by our exhibition where you can make decorations. 

Use wire and mod-roc to shape and create your own Arp-inspired Christmas decoration with artist Lydia Brockless. Hans Jean Arp made playful abstract versions of everyday shapes such as forks, stars, birds and bottles which slide effortlessly between 2 and 3 dimensions. Draw with wire to make your own shape, then cover it with mod-roc to bring it into the sculptural realm. Make it festive with paint in bright colours and metallics. 

Saturday and Sunday, 1-4pm Clore Learning Studio. Up to 4 children with one adult for only £5/ Free for CT9 Card Holders. There is no need to book this workshop – Just turn up and get stuck in!

Light Switch on Our café will be serving mince pies, hot chocolate and mulled wine, and Santa Claus will make a surprise appearance on the evening to switch on the lights at 6pm (saturday) Everyone is welcome.

Makers you will find at the market:

     Ag 47     |     BeeStreet     |     The Black Gold Press     |     Eloise Bricka     |     Dark Horse Ornament     |     Jenny Duff     |     Fable & Base     |     Laurie Harpum     |     Ellen Hayward     |     Jago Creatives     |     BMV Jewellery     |     Rachel Kenber     |     E.J. Laven     |     Katachi Ceramics     |     Khoa Mahon     |     Ruth McDonald     |     Kate Neame Printmaking     |     Peisley Originals     |     Fine Artwood     |     Precious Kent     |     Hugh Ribbans     |     Robin Noel     |     Margo Selby     |     Sophie Tandel     |     Clare Youngs

While you're in the shop, enjoy the beautiful work of artist Viliina Koivisto who has decorated our windows with Arp-inspired Christmas baubles.



  • Coaches welcome
  • Conference / Meeting facilities
  • Gift shop
  • Groups welcome
  • Restaurant / cafe / tea shop / catering facilities
  • Guided tours
  • Audio tours