Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Columbia Road Christmas Wednesdays 2012

November 7, 2012


Only three weeks to go until the first, of four Christmas Wednesdays on Columbia Road.


February 6, 2012

Whilst on the subject of windows, here’s the latest addition in celebration of February 14th. I spent a large part of last Friday adorning the windows of 160 Columbia Road in hand-drawn love hearts. Never had so much fun with a window marker. We have a lovely range of LOVE themed prints available in-store or online at

Better Late than Never

February 6, 2012



It’s been such a long time since I’ve written on my blog so there’s a lot to tell. I’ll start with Christmas which seems strange in February but I wanted to share Elphick’s window. It took quite some time to display these Mark Hearld birds by Art Angels but it was worth every minute. We sold over 800 of these feathered friends and had a lovely response from our visitors to the shop.

Christmas Wednesdays 2011

October 18, 2011

It’s that time of year again and with our first event starting just seven weeks away I thought I would introduce you to this years poster. We’ve been working with our local school Columbia Primary and the winning artwork, featured in in this years poster was designed by Oleanna Pereira, age 7. I love her depiction of our famous street with the message ‘don’t forget to stroke the cat’, a reference to Gilbert the big white, most photographed cat on Columbia Road. For more information on Columbia Road please visit

Pray for Japan

March 23, 2011

I was asked by Edition Paumes to submit a drawing for an exhibition titled ‘Pray for Japan’. The exhibition details are available by clicking on the link here. All money raised will go to the Japanese Red Cross to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunami. Martha, my ten year old daughter wanted to submit a drawing too, both of us send our love to Japan.

Columbia Road Christmas Wednesdays

November 18, 2010

Yes it’s that time of year again and we are pleased to announce that Columbia Road is hosting ‘Christmas Wednesdays’ to help make your Christmas shopping a hassle free, joyful experience. The street really does look beautiful at this time of the year, the shop keepers make a huge effort with their window displays, and when the light falls we switch on a huge garland of fairy lights which run the length of the street….magical! There’s free entertainment, mulled wine and mince pies in plentiful supply. For more information on Columbia Road please click the following link

P.S. James Brown designed this years artwork and I have to say it’s the best we’ve had yet, thanks James.

Raise the Roof Charity Auction

May 13, 2010

Fantastic charity auction next week for an extremely good cause please click here for more information.

Christmas Window

December 2, 2009

It’s very busy down Columbia Road today as we all prepare for the first of our ‘Christmas Wednesdays’. I thought I would share Elphick’s Christmas window, I’ve continued with the bird theme which is a firm favourite in the shop. If you are around East London this evening please come along and enjoy the festive fun. Doors open at 5pm and close at 9pm.

Christmas Wednesdays 09

November 26, 2009

Columbia Road is hosting four special late night Christmas shopping events starting next week on Wednesday 2nd Dec, followed by the 9th, 16th and 23rd Dec. This is a fantastic opportunity to do your Christmas shopping hassle free from over 40 independent retailers. The street is adorned in fairy lights, mulled wine and nibbles are plentiful, creating an atmosphere which is sure to get you in the festive mood.

For more information on the shops, restaurants and businesses in and around Columbia Road click here.

The festive fun begins at 5pm and finishes at 9pm. Hope to see you there!

No Place Like Home

October 1, 2009

Ella Doran is hosting an exhibition of artist designed place mats in aid of the charity Shelter. You will find this little fella (below) sitting happily on a set of six as well as some other amazing contributions from some very prestigious artists and designers. The deadline is the 3rd October so click here quick before bidding ends. The exhibition at Ella’s Cheshire Street shop is well worth a visit too.