This September, our latest concept store to arrive at the Village Hall is a unique collaboration with the legendary Japanese speciality stationers, Itoya, founded in 1904. This is the first time the Village Hall hosts an external store, and the first time the cult, family-owned Tokyo stationery shop has come to the UK, bringing its beautiful product selection. The concept fuses Anya Hindmarch’s well-known passion for organisation with Itoya’s devotion to creativity and inspiration.
The space launches Anya Hindmarch’s latest stationery collection – a series of pieces which celebrate organisation. Expect crisp leather files, playful pencil cases and streamlined organisers alongside joyful pieces to animate your desk. Revolving display cabinets and floor to ceiling shelves are stacked with treasures from both the Anya Hindmarch collection and Itoya’s extensive range – own collection and sourced brands.
And, don’t miss our dynamic workshops, including Japanese calligraphy and manga illustration.
Itoya was founded in 1904, the brainchild of Katsutaro Ito, who aimed to bring stationery to the Japanese people, inspired by the working style of the West. Intended to be a creative retreat for all ages, Itoya opened a store in the up and coming area of Ginza. A true trailblazer in this space, the brand continued to bring customers new forms of stationery innovation, inspired by Katsutaro Ito’s global travels. New ideas and continual discovery continue to underpin the Itoya philosophy. Over the following century, the brand opened several new stores and built a reputation for groundbreaking creativity in the world of stationery.
Saturday 30th September
11am-12.30pm Manga Character
2.30pm-4pm Drawing Yourself
(or a friend) In Manga Style
Chie Kutsuwada is a UK-based manga creator and illustrator and a graduate of the Royal College of Art. Her 90 minute manga workshops will include an introduction to the history and style of manga, a step-by-step tutorial for a basic manga face, and then dedicated guidance on the workshop theme, along with drawing time and one-to-one support.
Participants will draw at least two manga style drawings in each workshop. All utensils and materials are provided.
£50 per ticket
20x people per workshop, minimum age 11 (but only with a parent/guardian)
Saturday 7th October
Rie Takeda is a calligrapher, artist and teacher. Born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan, she has been practising the art of Shodo calligraphy – the art of traditional Japanese calligraphy – since she was 5 years old. Each 90 minute workshop will include an introduction to Rie’s ‘mindfulness method’ of teaching Japanese Calligraphy, relaxation and mental preparation, a dedicated calligraphy tutorial and time to practise the technique.
Participants can take their work home. All utensils and materials are provided.
£60 per ticket
10x people per workshop, minimum age 14
2nd September - 17th October
Terms and Conditions
All appointments must be pre-booked and pre-paid.
Ticket price is for one person.
The sessions lasts 90 mins
We ask guests to arrive on time for the workshop in order to have the best experience. As a courtesy to all our guests we will adhere to a prompt workshop schedule and late arrivals may not be honoured.
If you are going to be late, please call us on 020 4529 0929. We will allow access at a suitable time within the session.
Unfortunately, if you miss your timed session, we are unable to rearrange it and no refund will be given.
We have a strict 7 day cancellation policy to accommodate the high demand of our workshops.
If you need to cancel, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 7501 0168 (Monday-Friday, 10am-5.30pm). For the avoidance of doubt, failure to notify us within 7 days of the workshop will result in the loss of the appointment and a 100% cancellation fee. No refunds will be given to bookings cancelled or rescheduled less than 7 days before they begin.
If you find out you cannot attend within 7 days of the start of your workshop, then we are happy for you to pass your ticket on to a friend to fill your space but unfortunately cannot offer a refund or exchange the date of your workshop.
Your privacy is important to us, and we are committed to maintaining the privacy of any personal information that we collect from you. We do not share any of your personal information with any third-party organisations and we abide by all the principles of UK data protection legislation.
We reserve the right to amend these Terms and Conditions as and when we consider it necessary to do so. Reasonable notice will be given for this.