Paper craic: Learn origami and have a tipple in a tipi
Paper craic: Learn origami and have a tipple in a tipi

The Queen of Hoxton is launching the second annual origami workshop season in their pop-up rooftop tipi The WigWam on 22 October.

Run by Sam Tsang of Sesame’s Origami School, the monthly workshops invite origami beginners, experts and enthusiasts to learn the ancient art of paper folding.

Materials are all provided in the 90 minute sessions and a free glass of mulled wine, spiced cider or hot buttered rum is included in the ticket price.

Sam, 37, lives in West London and has been teaching origami for six years after receiving emails asking for tutorage. He was originally selling his origami flowers online.

He says: “I first got into origami like everyone else, folding paper aeroplanes at school.”

However it was learning to fold a flapping bird that started his interest.

Now he runs public and corporate workshops, recently teaching origami to over 200 people at the 2013 Thames Festival. He also folded “origami shoes” with New Look at London Fashion Week.

For those apprehensive about origami, Sam says: “There’s nothing to be afraid of, it’s only paper.”

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1-5 Curtain Road


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