7-8 DECEMBER 2019
11AM-7PM. PENINSULA SQUARE. GREENWICH PENINSULA.
SAMPLE Christmas is a seasonal shopping experience on Greenwich Peninsula showcasing the best independent brands London has to offer. While you shop, there'll be live music, street theatre and family-friendly festivities. Curated by Hemingway Design, SAMPLE champions slow fashion, bringing together fashion, homeware and craft with sustainability always in mind.
For SAMPLE Christmas you'll be greeted by a choir with a twist. Follow an illuminated avenue of lights or take a spin on the helter skelter - before snuggling up by the fire with roasted marshmallows. Shop, eat, drink, make and be merry after visiting a street food stall, or dine in a local eatery.
The Tide will host SAMPLE Christmas 2019, London's first-ever riverside linear park that's offering a new riverside destination for London.
Gather together friends and family to make personalised gifts at SAMPLE Christmas. We're hosting a series of free workshops throughout the weekend for all ages and interests. Make a Christmas wreath using natural materials, beautiful ceramic tree decorations or even spicy gingerbread. Take home your loot and cherish.
Make a festive willow star with artist Julia Clarke. Reconnect with nature and learn how to weave willow. Shape it into a sculptural masterpiece that you'll treasure for years.
This hanging decoration makes a great alternative to a wreath to hang on your front door or mantlepiece.
Suitable for adults only, places are limited for this FREE workshop. Drop-in on the day or register your interest.
11am-1pm Wreath workshop 2pm-4pm Q&A £30pp
Create a mini festive wreath fit for your front door with floral artist & designer Hazel Gardiner. Decorate your wreath with sustainably-sourced British greenery and carefully selected materials.
Complete with a ribbon, either gift your wreath as a special gift to someone or treat yourself and admire your handywork.
All ages are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets must be booked in advance. Places are limited so grab yours before they go.
11am-2.30pm 3.30pm-7pm FREE
Learn how to made a cloth notebook, the perfect keepsake for storing your own thoughts or for gifting to the writer in your life.
Choose your own cloth and learn specialist bookbinding tools as well as some basic bookbinding techniques. Then, take home your very own personalised notebook and the skills to make another.
All ages are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited so reserve your place now.
11am-1pm 2pm-4pm 5pm-7pm FREE
Make your own traditional Polish kalinka pom pom. Use it as a colourful bauble for your Christmas tree, or alternatively use it as a pajaki chandelier, which symbolises health and happiness.
Suitable for adults and children over 5. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Places are limited so book your spot.
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11-2 3-6 FREE
Craft and create your own copper garland to add a warm festive touch to your home this Christmas.
In this workshop, you'll be shown how to transform soft copper into a garland you can use time and time again. Add to your home and watch it shine under the light of your Christmas tree.
Suitable for adults and children over 16 only.
Places are limited so don't forget to book your spot.
Workshop 1: 11am-1pm Drop in session: 1.30pm-2.30pm Workshop 2: 3pm-5pm Drop in session: 5.30pm-7pm £10pp Drop in FREE
This workshop promises to be brighter than the lights on Tatty Devine's Rainbow Halo.
Try your hand at basket weaving and make your own woven Christmas gifts with La Basketry. One of the world's most ancient crafts will be used to make modern creations that will inspire and delight.
All ages welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult.
Places are limited so don't forget to book your spot.
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Winter is cold and dark so after buying presents at SAMPLE Christmas, take a break and give yourself some TLC.
The Heilsa Therapies team will be offering reflexology, seated and Indian head massages. They'll have some limited Festival Bean Bags available to buy too. These small, perfectly formed pouches fit into pockets and are filled with organic creams and a pendant containing Neals Yard Remedies' dried rose and marigold petals and Frankincense.
This choir of seasoned singers and musicians have worked with some of the world's biggest artists. Their voices blend to create a unique, uplifting sound. It's a sound that is soulful, passionate and totally captivating.
Coming to SAMPLE Christmas to perform some of your favourite seasonal classics as well as famous gospel anthems. Gather around, sing along and enjoy their show.
If you're searching for the perfect picture to put on next year's Christmas cards, look no further.
Coming to SAMPLE Christmas for 2019 is a Giant Snow Globe filled with airy artificial snow and a wonderful winter backdrop.
Get your camera ready for selfies, family portraits or photos with friends.
Ascend the spiral staircase, emerge at the top of the tower and overlook SAMPLE Christmas from above. You'll see views across the Thames as well as along the length of The Tide.
Then, lie back, brace yourself and whoosh down the slide and rejoin the fun and festivities at SAMPLE on The Tide.
With We Do Good Disco the emphasis is on glittery outfits, disco tunes and plenty of fun. At SAMPLE Christmas they will be mingling with the crowd and playing games where you'll have chance to win prizes.
They'll also be bringing a micro nightclub to the Peninsula where you can strut on the dancefloor, join a 'Lip Sync Challenge' and even have a Dance off with special guest and UK Lip Sync Champion, ChrisTeen. Expect festive fun, frills and feathers!
Can you handle to pressure?
Hold your nerve and hold your hand steady and try to conquer the Giant Buzz Wire. Guide the handle along the wire without making contact. If you do, you'll hear a sound and the game is over.
Whether you want to play a Time Trial, Challenge a Friend or test whether you have the Ultimate Steady Hand get involved and see if you can beat the buzz
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Ballonet Socks is a designer socks company on a mission to bring comfort, style and joy into your life through colourful footwear.
Bansheeplum ceramics are handmade on the wheel or hand built, stoneware and porcelain. All pieces are one off, unique works. From espresso cups to ramen bowls to vases to platters.
Basil & Ford
The husband and wife team of Basil and Ford make hand screen printed homewares and stationary, giving a new lease of life to forgotten things. No two designs are exactly the same thanks to their use of bright and bold typography.
BUNGU store create a variety of Japanese-inspired homeware entirely by hand. Their creations include everything from glass treasures, to craft tools to Japanese folk art.
Card Cutout & The Makers Marks
Arts and Crafts
Emma is the mastermind between these crafts brands. Purchase your perfect party props from Card CutOut then the Makers Marks contemporary needlepoint craft kit company fuses the cool, retro designs with a contemporary aesthetic.
Coco & Ginger
Coco & Ginger offer a collection of handcrafted fine candles and diffusers made in South London using premium blended wax.
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Alosh London is a contemporary fashion and lifestyle brand, constructed around the concept of spreading positivity through clothing. Garments are designed and manufactured in London to reduce our carbon footprint and 10% of profit from SAMPLE Autumn will be donated to MIND mental health charity.
Artisan & Fox
Jewellery & Accessories
Artisan & Fox collaborates with artisans across the world to create accessories and jewellery for everyday wear keeping ethics, transparency and sustainability at the core of everything they do.
Asime supports the growth of small, female-led businesses in Ghana where all of their clothes are produced using local textiles and re-purposed denim. The brand donates all profits to support sanitation, education and public health projects in the local community.
Bored of trailing through pawn shops to satisfy an obsession with gold jewellery? AURUM.Ldn was founded to offer everyone the chance to wear real gold but with a cool girl aesthetic.
Botanical homewares and reclaimed furniture with a love for plants.
Centre Front Menswear
Menswear for the man who seeks the balance between the latest trends and classic design. Offering contemporary styles infused with edge, the inspiration is rooted in London’s creative environment.
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Sauces and Condiments
Aeithalis is the Greek word for 'evergreen'. Their artisan olive oil derives from the groves of Peloponnese and is completely unfiltered, unrefined and unblended.
Sweet and Savoury
This award-winning healthy lifestyle bakery based in Greenwich is coming to SAMPLE. Specialising primarily in vegan, gluten free and sugar free baked goods you can treat yourself, guilt free.
Baj's Blazin' Hot Sauce
Sauces and Condiments
Inspired by family recipes created over 25 years ago, Baj produces 4 types of homemade, vegan chilli sauces. Made in Greenwich, each variety is named after a different member of the family.
Rated one of the Sunday Times' 'Top 10 Pastry Chefs', Ben mastered the pastry-trade within some of London's Michelin Starred restaurants. At SAMPLE Autumn he'll be selling a variety of sweet treats from salted caramel fudge cake, to vegan chocolate pots and everything in between.
Black Bee Honey
Supporting British bees and their keepers, all honey is unpasteurised and jarred in local batches straight from the hive. Their mantra is 'bees know best'
The team at Borna are nutty about nuts. They'll be selling a range of pistachio-based products for the first time at SAMPLE Autumn. There'll be pistachio butters, drinks as well as a pistachio snack-pack that's made from 100% natural ingredients.
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Grate Gourmet Rosti
Grate was inspired by a love for the humble potato. Taking the delicious rösti from its Swiss origins and transporting it around the world, it’s served with toppings from different corners of the globe.
Honestfolk is a mobile bar service with a passion for great drinks.
Indian Street Kitchen
A modern Indian take on world street foods, made with traditional Indian spices and local British ingredients.
Indian Street Kitchen produce high quality, modern fusion Indian street foods, inspired by our love of Indian and world street cuisine. All our dishes are a homemade fusion of traditional Indian spices, with fresh locally & ethically sourced British ingredients, to create delicious new modern Indian versions of world street foods
Pasta e Basta
Serving pasta, gnocchi and ravioli using freshly cracked farm eggs and organic Shipton Mill semolina. Even the pesto, sauces and ragùs are made fresh using seasonal ingredients from local farmers.
Rendang! Thank you ma'am
The Rendang curry is all about celebration. A Malaysian coconut curry recipe that contains eight authentic ingredients is then slow-cooked to intensify the taste. Delicious!
Towers of succulent shrimp in toasted brioche buns plus battered shrimp, samphire and twice cooked chips
After starting in 2013 SHRIMPY have spread their message far and wide focusing on Scandinavian and British flavours.
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Sample Christmas 8
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