Hatton Garden to celebrate jewellery trade in open day

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London jewellery district Hatton Garden is giving visitors the chance to get behind-the-scenes and see the world of jewellery design and production in an event on 11 June 2011.

The free one-day Hatton Garden Festival, which takes place in London Jewellery Week, will also play host to a world record-breaking attempt. Students from Holts Academy of Jewellery will join forces to set a new Guinness World Record for the number of silver rings made in a fixed period of time. The rings will be hallmarked throughout the day before being sold for charity.

For the first time the festival will also be showcasing Camden Council’s collection of Mayoral regalia. The collection includes chains, badges and ceremonial maces dating back to 1901.

A variety of free workshops will be on offer, with local craftspeople on hand to showcase every step of the jewellery-making process.

With a wide range of entertainment for all the family, this year’s highlights include a gala garden tea party, penny farthing riders, jazz performers, a seaside-themed children’s zone and an array of food and drink to suit every palate.

Councillor Sarah Hayward, Cabinet Member for Community, Regeneration and Equalities said: “Hatton Garden is home to hundreds of jewellery-related businesses and the area has a huge role to play in Camden’s economy. Now in its fourth year, the festival has gone from strength to strength and continues to offer a wonderful day of unique, free entertainment for all the family.”

The Hatton Garden Festival is on 11 June 2011 and is part of London Jewellery Week. The festival will run from 11am to 5pm.

Hatton Garden will also be hosting a preview event on 10 June from 16.00-20.30pm. Visitors are invited to come along for food, drink, music and later shopping hours.

To find out more about please visit: www.londonjewelleryweek.co.uk