Norwegian designer joins English fete

 Date:28/07/2006 - 29/07/2006
 Type:Culture, Design
 Location:England, London

Cecilie Maurud Barstad of design duo Gilles & Cecilie takes part in the V&A; and Scarlet Projects' contemporary take on the traditional English fete at the V&A; this weekend.

London based Gilles & Cecilie, which in addition to Maurud consist of French designer Gilles Jourdan, have joined forces with Jessica Antwi-Boasiako of Soup Session to create a stall at the V&A fete. At the stall you'll be able to vote for your favourite body bits by getting a badge and automatically stand the chance to win one of their unique, handmade body part pillows.

Over 30 of the most inventive and dynamic creative individuals working in the UK today will come together to create an extraordinary array of stalls offering games to play and products to win. Homemade jam, Splat the Rat and coconut shies will take on a whole new meaning.

Eat fish n chips with Alexandre Bettler, do a farm dance with Rob Ryan, play ping pong with People Will Always Need Plates, etch-a-sketch with Simon Kinnear, make a freaky vegetable at Peepshow's greengrocer's stall, do a body painting with Thomas Matthews, and tuck into Turnbull Grey's tuck shop.

Other stall holders include old favourites such as Tatty Devine, Mark Pawson, Lizzie Finn, Flyaways, Richard Shed and Sam Johnson, Daniel Eatock, Happily Ever After, Ed Carpenter, Poke, Digit, Carl Clerkin, Fibre, and Johnson Banks, who will be joined by designers new to the fete including Julia Lohman, Mook, Andre Klauser, Troika and Us & Us.

Highlights include Scarlet Projects' Tombola - this year's star prize is a signed Convex Mirror designed by Sebastian Wrong for Establshed & Sons - and DJ Barry (aka Michael Marriott). And, back by popular demand, Daisy Daisy (aka Anthony Burrill and Malcolm Goldie) will be playing their best 'bad acid' hits live.

Bring the family on Saturday afternoon to have your face painted and enter your kids in the 'Dress as a Design Icon' fancy dress competition.

Friday Late: Village Fete 18.30–22.00
Saturday 29 July, 13:00 - 17:00 
V&A South Kensington
Cromwell Road
London SW7 2RL
Tel. 020 7942 2211
Admission £1
Kids go free, but must be accompanied by an adult

You can win a handmade body part pillow at Gilles & Cecilie's stall at V&A's English fete.
Photo: Gilles & Cecilie

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