London Upcycling Show 2018 (Walthamstow)

18 November, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM GMT
Walthamstow Assembly Hall Forest Road E17 4JF
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After its success in 2016 and 2017, the London Upcycling Show is back for 2018! The show will help north London residents get excited about upcycling furniture – while simultaneously rescuing valuable resources from being thrown away. 

North London Waste Authority and Groundwork London will host the third London Upcycling Show on Sunday 18 November 2018 (11am – 2pm) at Walthamstow Assembly Hall, Town Hall, Forest Road, London E17 4JF.

This fun, family-friendly event showcases upcycling at its very best, and is packed with practical workshops including child friendly activities, interactive demonstrations and creative exhibitions. The show will feature an upcycling competition (click here to find out more about the competition) in which 25 north London residents are upcycling an item of unused furniture. On the day, a panel of judges will announce one winner from each of the five categories: armchair, bedside cabinet for children, side table, chest of drawers and upright chair, the overall winner and the 'People's Choice' winner. Each category winner, the overall winner and the' People's Choice' winner will receive a £100 voucher to spend at a DIY store. 

This year judges are: 
Georgina Burnett, a TV presenter, DIY, interior design and upcycling enthusiast who shares her knowledge and ideas through her blog and online channel The Home Genie. She has also written expert advice for The Sunday Times, The Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, 25 Beautiful Homes and a number of other interiors magazines

Tommy Walsh a TV presenter, author and DIY expert who first came to the public’s attention on the hugely popular TV series Ground Force. He has since presented several TV shows including Tommy Walsh’s Eco House and Fix it yourself. Tommy's first book, DIY Survival, was in the UK's bestsellers list and he has since published a further 4 DIY project books

Chris Billinghurst is an eco decorator and established authority on creative reuse for interiors as well as the founder of Upcycled Hour, the UK's only agency for the support and promotion of professional upcyclers and the elevation of the standards and status of upcycling 

The event will also include an interactive live ‘Create’ upcycling challenge; attendees will be grouped together in two teams and will need to convert rescued materials into fantastic new household items.

Register to attend the event and celebrate with us as furniture, homeware, textiles and electricals are saved from being thrown away, and help transform them into fun, quality items for the home. 

This event is funded by North London Waste Authority and brought to you by environmental and social regeneration charity Groundwork London and is part of NLWA’s participation in the European Week for Waste Reduction.

Go to for a link to register.