Vans Covent Garden welcomes you to enjoy the Vans x MoMA experience, bringing the Manhattan art museum to London’s Boutique store.

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    5/7, Neal St, Covent Garden,
    London WC2H 9PU, United Kingdom

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    ABOUT

    The Vans Boutique store brings together a unique showcase of premium products and experiences from a beautiful location in the heart of London’s Covent Garden.Steeped in history and culture, the area acts as the perfect back drop for the most pinnacle representation of our brand in Europe which will include a fully programmed activation space, supporting some of the most exciting up and coming artists and creatives connected to the city.

    VANS MOMA EXPERIENCE

    30 SEPTEMBER – 25 NOVEMBER

    Vans Covent Garden welcomes you to enjoy the Vans MoMA experience, bringing the Manhattan art museum to London’s Boutique store. Celebrating the launch of the new Vans MoMA collection, Vans Covent Garden curates a panel of Activations exploring iconic artists at the Museum of Modern Art, including Salvador Dalí, Faith Ringgold, Claude Monet, and Liubov Popova. The immersive two-floor takeover transforms the Boutique into a place of creative inspiration, where you can learn about art history heavyweights and discover the stories behind the masterpieces. Alongside a series of creative workshops, Vans Covent Garden presents the work of three contemporary artists in a digital installation inspired by our own iconic checkerboard. Don’t miss out!

    EVENTS

    UPCOMINGPAST
    7 - 12 SEPTEMBER

    EARLY HAPPINESS BY SIRUS F GAHAN

    Sirus is filmmaker, photographer and artist who over the past 5 years has been responsible for producing a lot of Vans Europe’s skate videos (Lost Lover, Arms Wide Open), imprinting his distinctive st... read more

    Sirus is filmmaker, photographer and artist who over the past 5 years has been responsible for producing a lot of Vans Europe’s skate videos (Lost Lover, Arms Wide Open), imprinting his distinctive style on the films made. Whilst working on shoots around the world Sirus is always equipped with an analogue stills camera, capturing the moments in between, and working on extensive photo projects, leaving him with a vast archive of celluloid images from his experiences. A small selection of this work will be shown in this exhibition “Earthly Happiness”. The title stems from the idea of stripping back life’s activities to focus on those that create pure happiness in the self, as skateboarding, friends and photography do for Sirus.read less

    EXHIBITION 12:00 - 18:00 FREE

    17 - 23 FEBRUARY

    EXHIBITION

    Liisa Chisholm is a London based creative and skateboarder who originally hails from Calgary (... read more

    Liisa Chisholm is a London based creative and skateboarder who originally hails from Calgary (Canada). Her playful work spans textile design, ceramics, illustration, and animation - she is constantly exploring new methods of sharing her colours and patterns with the world. Liisa will be taking over the downstairs space from 17th - 23rd February as a live studio with an exhibition of her latest work.read less

    22 FEBRUARY

    WORKSHOP 12:00 - 15:00 FREE

    TOTE BAG CUSTOMISATION

    On Saturday afternoon, you’ll be able to customise your Vans Covent Garden tote bag with designs by Liisa. Using paint, stencils, and event exclusive... read more

    On Saturday afternoon, you’ll be able to customise your Vans Covent Garden tote bag with designs by Liisa. Using paint, stencils, and event exclusive illustrated transfers, Liisa will be on hand to help you create a unique tote bag to take home for free.read less

    25 FEBRUARY - 6 MARCH

    EXHIBITION

    Hatton Labs is a contemporary jewellery brand steeped in the history of Hatton Gardens. Born from a love of... read more

    Hatton Labs is a contemporary jewellery brand steeped in the history of Hatton Gardens. Born from a love of the traditional trade, the brand utilises pioneering design and 3D printing technologies to create quality pieces in Europe’s most prestigious jewellery district. Hatton Labs are continually inspired by the style of those in London's creative scene. As such, they always aim to offer cutting edge, relevant products that empowers the individual to embellish and express themselves, all while paying homage to the Gardens rich past. From 25th February - 6th March Hatton Labs will be running a showcase and pop-up in the basement of Vans Covent Garden.read less

    27 FEBRUARY

    EVENT 18:00 - 22:00 FREE

    HATTON LABS X VANS LAUNCH PARTY

    For the first time, Hatton Labs will be opening a public London showroom as part of their Vans Covent Garden downstairs residency. As each piece is ha... read more

    For the first time, Hatton Labs will be opening a public London showroom as part of their Vans Covent Garden downstairs residency. As each piece is handcrafted in Hatton Garden, there will be a full collection on showcase to try and order. There will also be select pieces to purchase and a limited zine run of their story so far.
    To celebrate their residency, Hatton Labs will be hosting a launch party on February 27th from 18:00-22:00, with the help of Bone Soda’s Tommy Gold. Taking influence from streetwear culture and their British origins, they are paving the way in handcrafted pendants, chains, and rings. Offering unique pieces for people who care about design. They have been seen around the necks, wrists, and fingers of Octavian, Sonny Hall, Ari Lennox, Iris Law, Elias Riadi, Bakar and Mabel to name but a few.read less

    16 - 29 MARCH

    EXHIBITION

    Teejerker provides carefully curated vintage band and concert t shirts, for fans and collectors alike, sourced... read more

    Teejerker provides carefully curated vintage band and concert t shirts, for fans and collectors alike, sourced globally and curated in London. Teejerker will curate an exhibition of rare band T-shirts from their archive, displayed in the Covent Garden basement from 16th - 29th March.read less

    26 MARCH

    WORKSHOP 18:00 - 20:00 FREE

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    TEEJERKER SCREEN PRINTING

    Teejerker will curate an exhibition of rare band T-shirts from their archive, displayed in the Covent Garden basement for two weeks. 100 exclusive ban... read more

    Teejerker will curate an exhibition of rare band T-shirts from their archive, displayed in the Covent Garden basement for two weeks. 100 exclusive band T-shirts will be available during the event as well as an additional 100 shirts globally sourced and curated especially for Vans. A public screen printing workshop using genuine vintage blanks T-shirts will give people the opportunity to create their own cross branded unique shirt to take home. To sign up, head to Teejerker’s Instagram and DM with your details.read less

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    10 - 16 FEBRUARY

    EXHIBITION

    Mean Mail make greeting cards that tell the truth and this February, are bringing their Sorry I can’t be bot... read more

    Mean Mail make greeting cards that tell the truth and this February, are bringing their Sorry I can’t be bothered: An Anti-Valentine’s Exhibition + Pop Shop to the basement of Vans Covent Garden. From 10th-16th February, you’ll be able to check out Mean Mail’s latest collection alongside an exhibition of their most truthful cards. Mean Mail will also be curating a series of events and workshops based around the theme of modern relationships.read less

    12 FEBRUARY

    WORKSHOP 18:00 - 20:00 £5

    HOT FOIL WORKSHOP WITH MEAN MAIL

    All Mean Mail cards are printed using a technique called hot foil embossing. Hot foiling is a printing process that uses heat and pressure in order to... read more

    All Mean Mail cards are printed using a technique called hot foil embossing. Hot foiling is a printing process that uses heat and pressure in order to create a striking result. Join us on Wednesday 12th February for an introductory hot foil workshop with Vicky, the founder of Mean Mail. During this hands-on workshop we’ll cover how hot foiling works and how to operate the hot foil press correctly and safely. You’ll then be able to have a go at printing your own set of Mean Mail. The workshop is suitable for complete beginners and all materials will be provided. Refreshments are kindly provided by Most Wanted Wines and Dash Drinks.read less

    1 - 8 FEBRUARY

    EXHIBITION

    The London Embroidery Studio has been designing, developing and producing inno... read more

    The London Embroidery Studio has been designing, developing and producing innovative and bespoke hand and machine embroidery in East London since 2007. The studio will be taking over the downstairs space from 1st - 8th February. As part of this, and amongst other things, they’ll be exhibiting their work, giving live demonstrations of how their designs are created and holding workshops.read less

    8 FEBRUARY

    WORKSHOP 10:30 - 17:00 £5

    HAND EMBROIDERY: TECHNIQUE & PLAY WORKSHOP

    Aimed at absolute beginners and those wanting to brush up their skills, this class looks at a range of different hand stitches from a fundamental leve... read more

    Aimed at absolute beginners and those wanting to brush up their skills, this class looks at a range of different hand stitches from a fundamental level, up to more complicated, decorative techniques. As well as learning how to do these stitches technically, you’ll be encouraged to play with them; experimenting with scale, yarn, colour, pattern and overlaying to create a fun and adventurous pallet of stitches that you can use at home or work to produce exciting embroideries for a multitude of purposes.
    Hand embroidery is a highly portable, therapeutic and accessible process that requires very little investment yet can yield sumptuous, beautiful and expensive looking results. This Saturday class will start you off with technical basics and the fundamentals of how to use your new-found skills in a creative and fun way. You can bring in your own design, choose to make a dictionary of stitches for yourself or just freestyle it!read less

    15 DECEMBER

    HOLIDAY CUSTOMISATION

    Customise your Vans this Christmas with artist, Harry McKenzie. Come and join us at the Vans Coven Garden Boutique on Sunday 15th December to have your Vans customised. Illustrator & tattoo artist Har... read more

    Customise your Vans this Christmas with artist, Harry McKenzie. Come and join us at the Vans Coven Garden Boutique on Sunday 15th December to have your Vans customised. Illustrator & tattoo artist Harry McKenzie will be in the store all afternoon to give your shoes a one-of-a-kind design for free. You can purchase a new pair Vans upstairs in the boutique store, or bring your own (nice and clean, please!). Get down for a great present for yourself OR the Vans and art fan in your life.read less

    WORKSHOP 12:00 - 18:00 FREE

    7 DECEMBER

    UNITED FONT

    In this graphic workshop each participant creates a letter that symbolises a universal langauge to them. Following this, we'll then string all the letters together to create a new universal typeface.... read more

    In this graphic workshop each participant creates a letter that symbolises a universal langauge to them. Following this, we'll then string all the letters together to create a new universal typeface. Time allowing, everyone will then use the new typeface to create a set of posters with a love message to Europe.read less

    WORKSHOP 14:00 - 17:00 £10

    26 NOVEMBER

    EUROPEAN MEAL TICKET

    3 courses, 3 speakers, a lively night out. In this instance, however, KK Outlet will serve up a tasting menu of a wider variety of European delicacies. Our artists will present their stories as partne... read more

    3 courses, 3 speakers, a lively night out. In this instance, however, KK Outlet will serve up a tasting menu of a wider variety of European delicacies. Our artists will present their stories as partners, to mirror the theme of the exhibit.read less

    MEAL 19:00 - 22:00 £35

    23 NOVEMBER

    UNITED FLAG

    A flag making workshop where all participants learn how to design their own flag! Once complete, we'll sew all of the flags together to create the ultimate united flag.

    A flag making workshop where all participants learn how to design their own flag! Once complete, we'll sew all of the flags together to create the ultimate united flag.read less

    WORKSHOP 15:00 - 17:00 £20

    22 OCTOBER

    MEAL TICKET

    Meal Ticket’s concept is very simple: 3 courses, 3 speakers, 1 big source of head and belly filling inspiration. Run by KK Outlet gallery for many years, Meal Ticket has always sought to pair up the b... read more

    Meal Ticket’s concept is very simple: 3 courses, 3 speakers, 1 big source of head and belly filling inspiration. Run by KK Outlet gallery for many years, Meal Ticket has always sought to pair up the best kitchens with the best artists. For Everyday Play, we are proud to welcome back the East London chefs from Rita’s who hosted for us on our very last Meal Ticket at our Hoxton gallery. And the artists? Harry Grundy, Daniel Eatock & Marloes Haarmans, who we’re lucky enough to have as part of the exhibition. Join us to hear about the method behind their making. Bon appétit!read less

    MEAL 19:00 - 22:00 £35

    13 OCTOBER

    LOVENSKATE SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOP

    Drop-in for a Love N Skate t-shirt screen printing, where you’ll be able to print your very own limited edition Vans x KK Outlet Everyday Play t-shirt design.

    Drop-in for a Love N Skate t-shirt screen printing, where you’ll be able to print your very own limited edition Vans x KK Outlet Everyday Play t-shirt design.read less

    WORKSHOP 13:00 - 16:00 FREE

    12 OCTOBER

    EVERYDAY PLAY COLLAGE WITH DR. ME WORKSHOP

    Mancunian collage maestros DR. ME are inviting you to come and play with the everyday during a 2 hour collage workshop. The studio duo published the book Cut That Out – a collection of collage from th... read more

    Mancunian collage maestros DR. ME are inviting you to come and play with the everyday during a 2 hour collage workshop. The studio duo published the book Cut That Out – a collection of collage from the best designers in the world. They’ve also worked with The XX, Tate Modern and Stella McCartney. Now they’d like to work with you. Don't miss the opportunity to win your workshop free ticket available in store! only 6 available.. First come first served with any purchase! Only on Saturday October 12th.read less

    WORKSHOP 16:00 - 18:00 £5

    11 OCTOBER

    VANS X KK OUTLET : EVERYDAY PLAY LAUNCH

    Join us for the opening of the first Vans x KK Outlet basement takeover, Everyday Play. In this first of three shows from KK Outlet, eleven international artists and studios were asked: how can you ma... read more

    Join us for the opening of the first Vans x KK Outlet basement takeover, Everyday Play. In this first of three shows from KK Outlet, eleven international artists and studios were asked: how can you make the common uncommon? Featuring artworks and installations inspired by everyday objects from Daniel Eatcock, Annegien van Doorn, Harry Grundy, We make Carpets, Dr Me, Put Put, Gab Bois, Helmut Smits, JAGO, Hannes Nienhueser with drinks from LoBros.read less

    LAUNCH EVENT 17:00 - 20:00 FREE

    SHOW MORE PAST EVENT
    15 - 28 OCTOBER

    BASEMENT TAKEOVERFREE

    Liisa Chisholm is a London based creative who was born and raised at the foot of the Canadian Rockies. Her playful work spans textile design, ceramics, illustration, and animation - she is constantly exploring new methods of sharing her colours and patterns with the world.

    Liisa Chisholm is a London based creative who was born and raised at the foot of the Canadian Rockies. Her playful work spans textile design, ceramics, illustration, and animation - she is constantly exploring new methods of sharing her colours and patterns with the world.read less

    29 OCTOBER

    BASEMENT TAKEOVERFREE

    “I am an Illustrator, guest lecturer and freelance Workshop Facilitator currently based in the South East. I enjoy making work focused on social commentary and making illustration interactive. I also really enjoy exploring the idea of art and education, and how the former informs the latter.”

    “I am an Illustrator, guest lecturer and freelance Workshop Facilitator currently based in the South East. I enjoy making work focused on social commentary and making illustration interactive. I also really enjoy exploring the idea of art and education, and how the former informs the latter.”read less

    12 NOVEMBER

    BASEMENT TAKEOVERFREE

    Olivia Twist is an Illustrator, Arts Facilitator and Lecturer from east London with an MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art. The key threads which can be found in her work are place, the mundane and overlooked narratives. Her striking visual language comprises of a myriad of esot... read more

    Olivia Twist is an Illustrator, Arts Facilitator and Lecturer from east London with an MA in Visual Communication from the Royal College of Art. The key threads which can be found in her work are place, the mundane and overlooked narratives. Her striking visual language comprises of a myriad of esoteric layers informed by a propensity for human-centered research methodologies. She is determined to make the arts, heritage institutions and arts education more accessible and representative of their local communities. Olivia has a strong interest in participatory design, relational aesthetics and documenting social history as it unfolds. As a practitioner her aims are to provide her audience with 'the shock of the familiar' and to trigger greater intergenerational discussion.read less