The Make Escape: Day Of The Dead Sugar Skulls

7-9pm, £15

Day Of The Dead is an annual festival held in Mexico to remember friends and family who have died, and it’s done so with a vibrant fiesta spirit. Embrace the good vibes by making your own sugar skull, which are traditionally placed on the graves of the deceased.

Under the guidance of Craft Queens Momtaz Begum-Hossain and Mia Vilcins you'll get two hours of stitch-time to sew either a brooch or keyring and have access to the biggest and most colourful stash of craft supplies you’ll ever come across, featuring beads, buttons, feathers, sparkles and embroidery floss in every colour of the rainbow. You’ll be taught how to master simple embroidery skills in this hand-stitching workshop where you’ll leave with a finished skull.

Never sewn before? Don’t worry! We’re here to help and if you’re a dab hand with the stitch already, you can get on and embellish your skull to the max – there’s a prize on the night for our favourite one!

Come alone or with friends. At The Make Escape we’re a friendly bunch, so you’ll instantly feel at ease. 

What’s included:

Tuition from two craft experts, Mia and Momtaz

All materials including felt, stuffing, sequins, beads, sparkles and brooch backs

Lots of ideas and inspiration to get your creative juices flowing

Sugar skull template and printed instructions to take with you so you can have another go at home

A fun, creative alternative night out and an awesome handmade skull that your ancestors would be proud of