Sunday 29th November 2009
The Designers Marketplace is the first event of its type in the region. The travelling market is a non-commercial showcase of some of the best creative talent in the region independent of gallery and studio based groups and memberships. Founder Helen Stevens formed the market to build on the idea of an open support network and creative hub for regional artists and designers.
The event provides a platform where both emerging and established designers and artists have a chance to promote and sell their work directly to the public. Designs and products on sale show greater innovation and design awareness to what you would find at the more commonly found ‘craft fair’, through a series of mini-boutique like stall spaces, conventional ways of shopping are being redefined.
The diverse collection of high quality and contemporary merchandise ranges from fashion garments, accessories, art, jewellery, textiles, photography, ceramics, vintage and interior products. Most products are bespoke hand-crafted pieces made up by the stall holders themselves. It is the perfect opportunity for the shopper to find that something different they are always looking for.
With a DJ playing live music all day and the occasional food stall, the market offers a touch of excitement and a slice of that London market buzz. Local art groups, societies and galleries are also invited along. The first hour of the event acts as a trade show where the vendors, press and regional businesses are offered the opportunity to network and view the fully stocked showcase of talent.
So if your in the area come along and have a look at whats on offer. Ill have some stuff off the blog on show as well as some new items you'll get to see before the rest of the world.
Ill be taking orders on the day so if you have trainers or items of clothing bring them along to give your order priority.
See you there!
For more info visit; www.designersmarketplace.org.uk/