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Beneath the Nón Lá workshop with Chery Nguyen


Nov 12, 2022 - Nov 12, 2022


Migration Museum,
Migration Museum, Lewisham Shopping Centre,
London SE13 7HB


Saturday 12 November
1pm–4pm (drop-in)
Free – no booking

A common sight you see across Vietnam is local people donning the Nón Lá (Vietnamese conical hat).

We want to take this traditional symbol of Vietnam and use it as a vehicle to tell stories and find out who is beneath these iconic hats. Create a hat depicting a unique and personal story that belongs to you. 

In this hands-on workshop you will be making and designing your very own conical hat depicting a unique and personal story that belongs to you. We want you to start by thinking about your ideas and memories that you want to share. Begin to reminisce and be stirred up by thoughts, feelings, places and things in your life that are significant to who you are. Let your memories weave together to create your story that you will visually communicate on your hat. These hats will then be displayed in our Makerspace.

This free, drop-in workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities.

No booking – just drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm. 


About Chery Nguyen 

I am Chery Nguyen, a Vietnamese, south-east London born and raised Creative Creator. This simply means that I design, draw, paint and make –using many mediums. Some might say I’m pretty crafty.

I work as a freelance illustrator, prop maker and set designer for children’s TV shows including Channel 5’s Milkshake and Comedy Central’s East Mode. I’m also a teacher of art and have worked in various local primary schools in the south-east London area.

I get endless joy in making and seeing others make too – which is why you will more often than not find me teaching and running creative workshops locally. I believe everyone is cut out for a bit of craft, no matter how old you or what level you think you are! LET’S MAKE TIME TO MAKE!