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Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair

A few images from the fair yesterday at the Civic Hall in Uppermill as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Approximately 600 visitors, 25 plus in Vintage attire. Rain outside but a warm and friendly atmosphere inside with music supplied by David Lee ( Professional DJ). Thanks to Jude Gidney Photography and Lipgloss and Lenses for the images.

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Art, Retro, Vintage and Collectables…..

What more could we ask for? The next 4 exhibitors really get down to the nitty gritty of the Vintage and Creative  scene.

Victoria Ashworth, an internationally exhibited artist from neighbouring Mossley – exhibiting her original artwork. She is an artist that works with a great range of media – worth stopping and chatting about her travels abroad too. She works from a studio at the Woodend Mill in Mossley .

And as well as art Victoria has a business in the family selling collectibles -Ash Collectables selling silverware and Vintage products. A wealth of items to inspire and purchase.

Zenia Woman, aka Janine is a designer maker of kitch and retro jewellery- including pieces that are inspired by Alice in Wonderland and Old fashioned sweet shops. Got to be seen to be believed.

And we have another Vintage name, Victoria’s Wardrobe offering Vintage Clothing and Accessories. I’m hoping for a warm faux fur coat and no lions lurking in the background.

 

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Jubilee To Go With A Swing In Saddleworth

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Jubilee celebrations in Saddleworth are sure to go with a swing thanks to ambitious plans for a vintage festival.

Central to the bank holiday weekend celebrations in June will be a 1950s themed Vintage and Handmade Fair showcasing the best in local vintage influenced designers, makers and manufacturers.

The event has been put together by local jewellery designer Samantha Mills, SJM Designs along with makeup artist Lisa Gee and photographer Jude Gidney, who together run a vintage pamper party business, Lipgloss and Lenses.

“The fair and the festival are about marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, but more importantly they are about celebrating the wealth of creative talent we have in the region,” said Lisa. “In these times of economic hardship it is more important than ever that we support our local creative businesses.”

The fair, at Uppermill Civic Hall on June 3rd, is being promoted as an official event of Craft and Design Month. Key exhibitors already confirmed include internationally renowned Manchester jeweller Caroline Royal, Oldham Oxfam’s vintage collection and vintage reproduction clothing company Limb, based in Mossley.

Several exhibitors, including Delph’s Hazelnut Bakery, will be producing specially designed collections for the fair, influenced by the Jubilee and the 1950s. The fair will also feature a vintage tea room, run by and raising money for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice.

Additional events and entertainment are planned throughout Saddleworth during the weekend , which also features the famous Whit Friday band contests. A number of workshops will take place throughout the day at the fair, including vintage hair and makeup demonstrations by Lipgloss and Lenses. A website has been set up to promote the event, www.saddleworthvintage.co.uk.

Lisa added: “This is not just a one-off event. We hope to build up a network of local creative and vintage businesses so that we can all support each other. If the fair and the festival are a success we will look at making it an annual event.”

 

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For further information or to arrange photographs or interviews please contact Lisa Gee, festival press officer, on 07771 553535

 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

The fair and festival website is www.saddleworthvintage.co.uk

 

Copies of the fair promotional photos are available by email from lisa@pamperandpose.com, or arrangements can be made for photographs to be taken. Additional information about the fair’s organisers can be found here: http://samanthamillsjewellery.blogspot.co.uk/ (Samantha MIlls) and www.photopamperparty.co.uk (Lipgloss and Lenses)

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Key Exhibitors Announced

The Key exhibitors have been announced for the Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair 3rd June. 

Limb - the Vanity project offering Vintage Inspired quality handmade dresses that are sold world wide mainly in the USA are coming to our Fair to exhibit and show case their affordable designs. A little known business in the local area, will make a big impact on the Vintage drawn crowds.

SJM Designs  - a local designer maker that is again internationally known and exhibited. A local Designer from Mossley with a studio at the Woodend Mill.

Caroline Royal – another local designer, also internationally known and exhibited causing quite a stir at a recent exhibition in Germany with her work.

Lipgloss and Lenses

Collaboration of Key Exhibitors to date

Lipgloss and Lenses – Vintage and Contemporary MakeUp and Photoshoots from experienced and local award winning MakeUp artist Lisa Gee and award winning Professional Photographer Jude Gidney.

These Key exhibitors lead a long list of Professional Designer Makers and Vintage Exhibitors and Sellers. More details to be found here Exhibitors

If you are interested in hosting a stall yourself please get in touch by completing an application form

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Jubilee To Go With A Swing In Saddleworth

Jubilee celebrations in Saddleworth are sure to go with a swing thanks to ambitious plans for a vintage festival.

Central to the bank holiday weekend celebrations in June will be a 1950s themed Vintage and Handmade Fair showcasing the best in local vintage influenced designers, makers and manufacturers.

The event has been put together by local jewellery designer Samantha Mills along with makeup artist Lisa Gee and photographer Jude Gidney, who together run a vintage pamper party business, Lipgloss and Lenses.

“The fair and the festival are about marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubliee, but more importantly they are about celebrating the wealth of creative talent we have in the region,” said Lisa. “In these times of economic hardship it is more important than ever that we support our local creative businesses.”

The fair, at Uppermill Civic Hall on June 3rd, is being promoted as an official event of Craft and Design Month and is backed by Oldham Council. Key exhibitors already confirmed include internationally renowned Manchester jeweller Caroline Royal, Saddleworth based vintage furniture and boutique stationery company, Made With Love Designs Ltd and vintage reproduction clothing company Limb, based in Mossley.

Several exhibitors, including Delph’s Hazelnut Bakery, will be producing specially designed collections for the fair, influenced by the Jubilee and the 1950s

Additional events and entertainment are planned throughout Saddleworth during the weekend and will be confirmed soon. These will include a prize for the best vintage shop window display and the best-dressed visitor to the vintage fair. A number of workshops will take place throughout the day, including vintage hair and makeup demonstrations by Lipgloss and Lenses. A website has been set up to promote the event, www.saddleworthvintage.co.uk.

Lisa added: “This is not just a one-off event. We hope to build up a network of local creative and vintage businesses so that we can all support each other. If the fair and the festival are a success we will look at making it an annual event.”

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For further information or to arrange photographs or interviews please contact Lisa Gee, festival press officer, on 07771 553535

 

Notes to Editors:

The fair and festival website is www.saddleworthvintage.co.uk

Copies of the fair promotional photos are available by email from lisa@pamperandpose.com, or arrangements can be made for photographs to be taken. Additional information about the fair’s organisers can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samantha-Mills-Contemporary-Jeweller/115183421856792 (Samantha MIlls) and www.photopamperparty.co.uk (Lipgloss and Lenses)

 

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Supporting the Creatives

Britain, britain, britain. It could be so great – so what are we doing about it? Falling in the footsteps of Mary Portas and her ‘bottom line’ Lisa has written a blog post all about the demise of British Manufacturing and Design for cheaper imports and how as a collective we need to encourage the wealth of skills that are hiding away, fearful of being made redundant, jobless – and to celebrate all that is British. Buy British and lets make this a Great Britain.

Read more here : Lisa’s Bottom Line     

Supporting Britain's Creatives

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Lees Library Big Lunch – Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations

Lees Library Big Lunch

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Last Call for Exhibitors for the Vintage and Handmade Fair

This is a last call for exhibitors for the Vintage and Handmade Fair – Up cycled, Shabby Chic, Retro and Vintage traders and exhibitors in the Manchester area, Makers and Designers are asked to complete an application form by the 26th March.

Celebrating all things 1950′s and the Diamond Jubilee. Diamond Jubilee and Retro, Shabby Chic, Upcycled and Vintage Inspired Events between 2nd June and 5th June 2012 in the Saddleworth Area.

We recognise the importance of being able to choose handmade or individually designed and created products. There are a desirable alternative to cheap imports where everything looks and feels the same.

At the fair there will be around 33 stalls and the fair aims to create a celebration atmosphere where members of the public can experience a vintage tearooms and a shopping delight within the beautiful village of Uppermill.

We have already a large number of quality applications. Successful applicants will be notified by 2nd April.

So if you’ve been putting it off until a later date, don’t miss the boat,get that application form in.

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