We are sharing a selection of our talks and workshops which look at some of the creative arts that Sarabande supports: art, fashion, film and jewellery.

TONIGHT 5PM BST: Workshops: Writing Your Press Release with Rebecca Ward. It doesn’t matter if you’re a designer, artist, jeweller or maker, we all have to get our communication right and writing a press release is a skillset that you just need to know. Led by a communications specialist whose clients include the V&A, Tate, British Fashion Council and Somerset House, join in for top tips from journalists of leading art and fashion publications on what they want to see in a press release, thoughts on images and word count, to the importance of tailoring it for a specific publication. 

Released and coming up: 

Friday 27 March: The Clothing of the Character: Colleen Atwood in conversation with Eddie Redmayne
Saturday 28 March: Francesca Amfitheatrof in conversation with Harriet Quick
Sunday 29 March: Image ownership in the digital age with Navaz Battliwalla and Ruth Burstall and Iona Silverman from legal firm Baker McKenzie
Monday 30 March: Building your digital strategy with Lauren Indvik and Karinna Nobbs 
Tuesday 31 March: Camp: Notes on Fashion. Andrew Bolton in conversation with Liam Freeman.
Wednesday 1 April: A-COLD-WALL*'s Samuel Ross in conversation with Bunny Kinney
Thursday 2 April: Grayson Perry
Friday 3 April: Script to screen: How to get your films made with Amy Jackson, Olivier Kaempfer, and Fiona Lamptey.
Saturday 4 April: Get your film seen: How to market your film with  Saam Farahmand, Bunny Kinney and Dr. Rebekah Louisa Smith
Sunday 5 April: Jake Chapman in conversation with Mark Sanders
Monday 6 April: Juno Calypso
Tuesday 7 April: Maggi Hambling CBE in conversation with James Cahill
Wednesday 8 April: Thom Browne in conversation with Tim Blanks
Thursday 9 April: Tim Walker in conversation with Molly Goddard
Thursday 16 April: Book-binding at Home with Paloma Tendero
Friday 17 April: Polly Morgan in conversation with Emily Steer
Friday 24 April: 1 Granary: How to Position Your Brand
Thursday 30th April: Draw with Abobe Illustrator with Berke Yazicioglu. 
Friday 1 May: Stephen Jones & Matty Bovan in conversation with Tamsin Blanchard
Thursday 7th March: Reclaiming the Gaze with Shannon Bono. 
Friday 8 May: Kickstarter: Funding Creative Futures
Thursday 14 May: Shibori Workshop with Davide Carrano
Friday 15 May: e-commerce Series: Building Your Online Platform
18-23 May: e-com tutorials week:
Monday 18th - Session 1: Preparation and Planning
Tuesday 19th - Session 2: Photography for e-commerce with Charlie Thomas and Aleksi Niemelä.
Wednesday 20th - Session 3: Setting Up Your Store and Catalog
Thursday 21st - Session 4: Photography editing in Lightroom with Adobe.
Friday 22nd - Session 5: Basic Customisation and Themes
Saturday 23rd - Session 6: Processes for Ordering
28 May: Workshops: Writing Your Press Release
29 May: e-commerce Series: Managing Your Brand Online
4 June: Workshops: At Home Ceramics
5 June: Want That Job?
11 June: Workshops: Technical Drawing for Jewellery
12 June: Christian Hemmerle in conversation with Joanna Hardy
18 June: Workshops:  Managing Your Cash Flow
19 June: How To Write A Business Plan


In response to the recent outbreak of Novel Coronavirus 2019-nCoV / COVID-19, we would like to reiterate that the health and safety of all our events attendees and colleagues is of the utmost importance. Our planned March and April events programme has been postponed until further notice.

Sarabande Foundation will continue to monitor the situation closely, with the comfort, safety and health of our attendees and colleagues our priority and will be following the directions and guidance of the World Health Organisation, as well as relevant local authorities. Should you wish to learn more about the latest advice for COVID-19, please visit the WHO website here.

Events Information

In light of government advice relating to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with regret that we have taken the decision to reschedule the following events:

Comms Series | Workshop – Personal Biographies and Brand Profiles - March 23rd

Comms Series | Your Creative and Digital Strategy - Panel discussion - March 24th

How To Be A Freelancer - Navigating The World Alone - March 31st

We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused and will be in touch with ticket holders as soon as possible with more information on rescheduled dates.

While we are unable to offer refunds to events through Eventbrite due to their T&C’s, if you have purchased a ticket for an event, we will honour your ticket purchase through either of the following methods:

- Use your ticket for the purchased event when rescheduled or for alternative events of the same format later in the year (inspirational talk, practical talk, workshop) scheduled later in the year.

- Donate your ticket price to Sarabande to help us to support the next generation of creatives in this uncertain time.

Please contact outlining how you would like to proceed.

We truly appreciate your continued trust and support, and we are determined that, as soon as it is safely possible, our talks will resume in early summer when we will announce an exciting programme of events throughout May, June and July. As usual we look forward to bringing together expert speakers and creative minds for talks and workshops in learning, business-building and inspiration at our beautiful studio in Haggerston.

Please be assured that we will communicate with you in good time about your visit.

We will be updating our website and social media channels as necessary. Please continue to check them.

We'll be bringing you updates on what we can offer online during this difficult time.


Sarabande Moth Pin
Sarabande Moth Pin
Sarabande Moth Pin
Regular price £149.00

Silver Moth Pin, designed by Sarabande artist, Benjamin Hawkins.
Made with recycled silver in the UK.
All proceeds go towards supporting the foundation.

35mm x 39mm.
Packaged within its own Sarabande matchbox.

Set of 4 Plates by Sir Ridley Scott, Jake Chapman, Francesca Amfitheatrof & Alexander McQueen
Set of 4 Plates by Sir Ridley Scott, Jake Chapman, Francesca Amfitheatrof & Alexander McQueen
Set of 4 Plates by Sir Ridley Scott, Jake Chapman, Francesca Amfitheatrof & Alexander McQueen
Set of 4 Plates by Sir Ridley Scott, Jake Chapman, Francesca Amfitheatrof & Alexander McQueen
Set of 4 Plates by Sir Ridley Scott, Jake Chapman, Francesca Amfitheatrof & Alexander McQueen
Set of 4 Plates by Sir Ridley Scott, Jake Chapman, Francesca Amfitheatrof & Alexander McQueen
Regular price £250.00

Representing Art, Jewellery, Fashion and Film, these unique plates have been designed by leading figures, Sir Ridley Scott, Jake Chapman, Francesca Amfitheatrof & Alexander McQueen.

Set of 4 Fine Bone China, Limited Edition Plates. Made in Staffordshire.


Sarabande was set up by the late designer, Lee Alexander McQueen, who left the majority of his estate to support creative and visionary talent. In addition to providing scholarships and studio space for artists, Sarabande produces a number of events, from the practical to the inspirational.

Lee Alexander McQueen

We were touched by the clarity and pragmatism  of your building and the spirit that it contains.

Sir Antony Gormley, Artist

The work you're doing with Sarabande is so inspiring.

Andrew Bolton, Curator-in-Charge at the  MET Costume  Institute & Sarabande Patron

That his legacy supports a charitable foundation for artists and designers means he is alive through the work he supports.

Sam Taylor-Johnson, Artist, Film  Director & Sarabande Patron

It is truly amazing what the foundation is doing.

Christian Hemmerle, Jeweller

Lee really did believe in young people and helping them to realise their dreams, and the creative professions, but maybe fashion most of all, rely heavily on renewal and fresh talent.

Sarah Burton OBE, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen & Sarabande Patron

What an incredible place - and such an honour to be able to see into all of your artists' respective universes!

Dazed Media

[On Sarabande Studios] there’s an energy and passion that reminds me of Lee’s old studio.

Shaun Leane, Jeweller & Sarabande Patron

“You [Sarabande] are doing an amazing job.” 

Maggi Hambling CBE, Artist

On choosing Rosa Uddoh a scholar - “she seemed to be creating a whole new way to talk about feminism and race.” 

Nick Knight OBE, Photographer & Sarabande Patron


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