Rachelle Gryn Brettler and Sarah Derriey created backyardlondon in 2014. They curate events that throw a spotlight on independent suppliers, artisans and craftsmen working in London – so that new and hidden subjects in this city can be revealed, learnt about and experienced.

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ROSES – tea tasting and posy making at Chelsea Fringe Festival

Our delicious rose workshop as part of Chelsea Fringe Festival 2018, at My Cup of Tea in Soho. Come taste a wonderful selection of the finest rose-scented teas and tisanes, discover more about where the teas and tisanes come from, how they are grown and harvested, and about their journey from plant to cup. And...

Adia Wahid at Alice Black Gallery, Soho

Artist Adia Wahid will talk about her current exhibition, and her background from economist to artist,  at the new Alice Black Gallery in Soho   16 January 2018 11 am-12.00pm Alice Black Gallery first floor 47 Berwick Street London W1F 8SQ this event is free but please RSVP to:    

Italian festive food tour at Mercato Metropolitano

Mercato Metropolitano is the new epicurean addition to London that celebrates a passion for food and community. Join us with expert guide Massimo at Mercato Metropolitano, to discover and taste some Italian flavours. Learn about their ethos of sustainability, small-scale farmers and local producers. Watch and taste pasta being made. There’s something for everyone –...

Autumn Cyanotype Workshop at The Wallace Collection

23 September 2017: cyanotype workshop with Elisabeth Scheder-Bieschin at the Wallace Collection – an exploration of Autumn in the Collection 10.30 am-4.30 pm £40 per person including materials for “families & young people” age 13+ tickets available from The Wallace Collection Please contact them directly on t: 0207 563 9527 or email: