LCCA blog: What’s on this month

With 2020 behind us and what seems some like some light at the tunnel with the vaccine, there are more reasons than one hope for a better year. Many fashion and art colleges have moved to online teaching online for now, so while many of you are learning from home, you may want a distraction from your art, design or fashion courses. We may still be in lockdown, but if last year taught us one thing, it’s how to have fun from home!

As many of you are at art and design college or studying fashion courses, we’re sure you’ve found lots of creative ways to keep busy. Just in case you’re struggling for ideas, however, we’ve outlined some things to do below. Want to know the best part? You can get involved with all these things without leaving the front room! Not only will this help stop the spread of the pandemic, but it also means you don’t have to head out into the cold (there’s always a plus side!)

London Art Fair – 20 to 31 January

Miss spending hours getting lost in art exhibitions around London? Now you can and all from the comfort of home! Usually held at the Business Design Centre, London Art Fair is going moving online for the first time, allowing all art enthusiasts to still get their cultural fix! The fair will feature work from 63 leading modern and contemporary galleries and include both seasoned and aspiring collectors. You can browse selected works via different online viewing rooms with narrated commentaries from the galleries themselves to offer a more personal experience!

Learn from the greats with Masterclass

While many students can’t physically attend their art colleges at present, there are still plenty of ways to learn online. Masterclass is a fantastic online streaming platform, allowing students to learn from the best in the business. So why not try out some ultimate fashion courses with the likes of Marc Jacobs, Anna Wintour, Tan France or even RuPaul and boost your skills today. Whatever area of the creative industries you are interested in, from textiles and design to fashion media or branding, Masterclass’ extensive library of tutorials is sure to have something to tickle your fancy.  

Clerkenwell’s Vintage Fashion Fair – 24 January

Upgrade your wardrobe this weekend at Clerkenwell’s first ever vintage fair! It couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is follow @clerkenwellvint on Instagram to start browsing all their traders’ stands and see what vintage antique and designer pieces are up for grabs. Tune in to the Instagram page on Sunday and you’ll be able to message the traders directly on the day to bag yourself some of their vintage garms.