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Big Smile Collective Clothes Swap September 2022 September 12, 2022 15:31

Clothes swap in Havering

Bring quality items of clean clothing, shoes, bags and accessories you no longer wear and swap for a new wardrobe!

Brennan & Burch will be holding Big Smile Collective Clothes Swap on Tuesday 13 September 2022 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at New City College, Ardleigh Green Road, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 2LL.

£3 swap entry fee also includes refreshments and workshop by Sunny Jar Eco Hub. Make a shopper from a tshirt - a bag making workshop where you can upcycle one of your own tshirts into a trendy shopper to make your friends jealous. If you don't have a spare t-shirt to upcycle, we can help you choose one from the swap stock that will look fabulous.


Big Smile Collective Clothes Swap 13 September 2022

Artist open call June 23, 2020 12:00 1 Comment

Hi everyone

We are doing an open call for an exciting art book celebrating local artists/creatives showcasing their work. We’d love to hear from mid-career artists who want more exposure to established artists who have lots to shout about.

Are you a modern artist/creative in the areas of urban art, pop art, graffiti, screen printing and illustration?

You could be one of the 40+ artists selected to be represented in the book by 4 full colour pages of your work, a headshot of your choice, and an interview about you and your glorious work.

Submissions are open to artists across London/Essex, with a particular focus on Havering. We especially want to hear from artists with links to Harold Hill, Romford, Orchard Village or Rainham.

Submissions will be considered against a judging matrix and reviewed by an independent panel of local partners. We will notify you within one month of application to let you know the outcome of the selection process.

Applications are accepted from now onwards and will be considered on a first come, first served basis. The final closing date for applications is Monday 27 July 2020.

Email shop@brennan-and-burch.co.uk with the subject ‘Your Name/Art book’ with some images of your work or links to your website/social media.

This book will give a platform to emerging artists and a chance to be seen and appreciated. The digital version of the book is made possible by generous support from Havering Changing (www.haveringchanging.org) and Arts Council England.

Artist open call bunny

Brennan and Burch Pop-Up in The Retailery December 7, 2016 12:00

The Brennan & Burch pop-up at exciting new business venue the Retailery is showcasing our supa-dupa vintage upcycled footstools along with a selection of mens' and womens' streetwear samples from previous collections. The Retailery has been launched with the support of Made Public and Havering Council and aims to nurture creative businesses in Romford.

Brennan & Burch pop-up footstools

The Retailery porthole with Brennan & Burch prints

The Retailery frame from Brennan & Burch

The Retailery table including Brennan and Burch prints

Brennan & Burch pop-up streetwear

The Retailery, 82-84 Market Square, Romford, Essex RM1 3ER



The Retailery Xmas Window Display November 23, 2016 12:00

Brennan & Burch were commissioned to create a Twisted Nutcracker window display scene to echo the weird and wonderful vibe of new creative hub The Retailery in Romford.

The window display was launched at the official Romford Market Xmas lights switch-on 17 November 2016 and featured a live nutcracker character dancing in the window. The mayoress of Havering came down to launch the new business venue on 19 November 2016.

The Retailery before window display

Cut-outs waiting for placement

Hand drawn stars

Skull rose wrapping paper

Owls ready to fly in window

Deer in window 

Hand drawn website text

Boombox in window

Rhiannon Faith as nutcracker figurine

Rhiannon Faith dancing in window

The Mayoress of Havering at launch of The Retailery