Paperfest goes centre stage at Top Drawer Autumn/Winter 2016

This September, the international sell out event PaperFest is part of the world class Greetings & Stationery section. You can apply now for your invitation by registering to attend Top Drawer.

See the highlights of the 2015 event here.

Introducing our 2015 Key Note Speaker


The visionary business woman and global success that defines Designer, Maker and Creator - Cath Kidston joins us as our Key Note Speaker at Paperfest 2015. Speaking exclusively to us about the "Journey of a Brand" - Cath will be sharing her amazingly inspirational story from kitchen tabletop dreams to multi-national success, her vision and creative processes.

Cath will be sharing lots of advice followed by an audience Q&A session where you will get the chance to ask your own questions.

Now in its third year, the sell out Paperfest event is evolving - combining talks and creativity.

Sounds great, when is it all happening?

Paperfest is a one day event being held on Friday 24th July 2015.

And timings?

The day will kick off at 10.30am and finish (informally) around 5pm.

What’s the venue?

The Music Room, South Molton Lane, Mayfair, W1K 5LF. The nearest tube is Bond Street, just a two minute wander from Oxford Street.

So, how much are the tickets?

The tickets are £165.00 per person. Everyone is welcome but our day will be especially exciting for print, design and creative businesses.

I’ve got a ticket - what do I need to bring with me?

Aside from your lovely self - make sure you bring your ticket and name badge with your preferred name (first, second, nickname, business name - whatever suits you best!) filled in, wear something comfortable, our venue does have air con but Summer in the city is hot! Bring your business cards as there will be plenty of opportunities to network and don’t forget your phone charger!

We’re also going to be giving you a notepad and a pencil to make any notes #stationerygeeks #naturally.

So what’s included with my ticket?

A ticket for one to Paperfest, a goodie bag, cold refreshments and a lovely light lunch. We’re not serving hot drinks but there are lots of lovely coffee shops close by. We can’t cater for allergies but will be providing a vegetarian option.

Will there be an after party?

You bet! we’re going to be hanging out at All Bar One, Picton Place, W1U 1BL - a two minute wander from the venue on the opposite side of Oxford Street - really close to Selfridges.

What about any hotel recommendations?

We’re super close to the Millennium Mayfair and stumbling distance from Claridges.

Talking of speakers, can you tell me the line up?

The full line up and schedule can be found here.

What if I can’t make it?

We’re really sorry but your ticket is non refundable in any circumstances.

Pretty Exciting, huh?!

We’re beyond excited and can’t wait to spend the day with you.

Have any questions?


Our Day Together Looks Like This


A Short Welcome.

10.30 – 11.50

The Journey of a Brand.

Cath Kidston — Entrepreneur

11.50 – 12.15

Working With an Icon of the High Street.

Geraldine James — Head Buyer at Selfridges

12.15 – 12.45

So You Want to License Your Brand?

David Hicks — Really Good Co.

12.45 – 12.50

When Design Meets Paper.

Mark Jessett — GF Smith

12.50 – 13.50

Be Inspired & Feast

13.55 – 14.30

Soaked in Luxury.

Laura Caudery — Luxury Venue
Mark Niemierko — Luxury Wedding Planner
Helen Sharland — Luxury Stationer

14.30 – 15.00

Embrace Your Online You!

Belinda Love-Lee — Designer
Emily Quinton — Author & Photographer
Sara Russell — Blogger

15.00 – 15.30

Design a Life You Love!

Kirsty Whyte — Design Manager at Heals
Jakki Doodles — Illustrator
Allison Sadler — Retailer & Stylist

15.30 – 16.15

Be Inspired & Drinks

16.15 – 16.55

Styling Your Brand

Fiona Humberstone — Brand Stylist
Buy Fiona’s book: How to Style Your Brand

16.55 – 17.00

Thank You!

17.00 – Till late

Drinks and Social at All Bar One
5-6 Picton Pl, London W1U 1BL — 020 7487 0161

Paperfest Speakers

About The Creative Sessions & Clinics

During our Be Inspired sessions you can spend time in our Wonder Room watching our favourites as they do their thing…

From the amazing Jane Means as she demonstrates how to package your wares perfectly to watching the wonderful Imogen Owen scribe with her Modern Calligraphy. Maybe having some inky fun screen printing with Zeena Shah or trying your hand making your very own print with Foil Co.

See beautiful floral paper pretty with Comeuppance and watch the super lovely Origami Est as she crafts her paper masterpieces or why not make your very own flower headpiece with the fabulous Crown and Glory.

We are also hosting informal Clinics where you can hang out with our resident experts and learn how to Pimp Yo’ Paper with GF Smith, Learn to Print Like A Pro! with Century Studios, Take Yo’ Stuff To Market with Not On The High Street, Trade Show Like A Boss with Clarion Events, Get A Head fo’ Figures with Three Wise Bears and a get a designer's insider knowledge, hints and tips with Design, Sleep, Repeat.


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Your ticket gives you full access to the event, all clinics and creative sessions and you will also receive a a goodie bag, cold refreshments and a light lunch.

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Our Summer 2015 Event

The 3rd sell-out Paperfest Event was truly EPIC! Set on a beautiful stage surrounded by beautiful styling – the day was just perfect with over 180 wonderful Paperfesters and press from across the world of print, paper and weddings it was a truly international affair. #paperfestlondon

Take a look at the video here →

Our Suppliers

A special thank you to Team Paperfest - our wonderful Suppliers - we couldn’t do this without you fabulous people:

The Music Rooms, GF Smith, Century Studios, FoilCo, Kirstin Halstead, Sian Duke, A Cup of Vintage Catering, Albert Hall, Hey! Style, Photo Emporium, Vintage Style Hire, Blue Sky Flowers, Carmen Weddings and Peach Blossom - you are all awesome.

Our wonderful photo and video team of Lara Elliot, Lisa Jane and Alison McGuire.

Thanks also to Helen for your wonderful envelope and hand lettering skills, Rebecca for your marketing advice, beard appreciation and wine drinking skills and Bex for your super calming help and dance moves and to Lauren and Nicola for working with me as interns.

A very special thank you to our sponsors GF Smith and Farrow & Ball.

A big super special acknowledgement to Lucy who I started this crazy journey with!

And finally to And Then Some for building our site.

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