Ken Stradling by Cleo Saunders: June 28th
How did Ken Stradling take a small craft shop and turn it into the most enchanting and exciting treasure house of design? All this in a post-war Britain battered by the privations of wartime?
This lovely specialist department store is worth the hike up Park Street if you’re a design buff. Or even if you’re not. Downstairs you’ll find plenty of kitchen goodies, with Emma Bridgewater ceramics and the likes of Typhoon and Dartington kitchen and tableware, as well as a toy department. There’s also a small gourmet foods department. And upstairs you’ll find furniture, jewellery and ceramic art. If you’re looking for presents, cards, wrapping paper or anything beautiful for the home, this is the place to come. It’s all very designer and chic.
One of the nicest things about it is the café at the back, often full of grannies – Park Street’s hidden secret. Hunker down here for homemade soup or a flapjack at brilliant prices.
Date(s) - 28/06/2023
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm