W I went pop

Well, this time last week, me and Erin were representing the Crafty Muthas at a lovely pop-up event in Coventry, put on by the Earsldon W I and Theatre Absolute.

The venue was ace, if a little chilly, but then who knew April and May would be so blooming cold? The fabulous people from Theatre Absolute operate the world’s only shop front theatre from this space usually, but crammed full of handmade loveliness and W I cakes, it made a great little alternative to the usual chain fodder to be found on high streets across the country. Atmosphere was lovely, sales lively and we had some really good discussions with some very interesting customers. Also bought a few little treats for ourselves. Turns out we have a weakness for mustard!

Pop-up shops are a great way to showcase local handmade talent and bring new customers to the high street. Does my own high street need one? Well, there are certainly a number of empty units in Bearwood. And lots of talented artisans. A shop that ‘popped-up’ regularly, with a rotating, curated collection from community based makers would be my preferred option. You never know.

 

 

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  1. Hello,Just to let you know that you would be really welcome to come along and have a stall at the Diamond Jubilee Fun Day -it’s going to be at Bearwood Chapel and calthorpe Haven.The idea is that from the square opposite the school down the Chapel drive we’ll have stalls plus cakes and drinks. There’ll be games/sports/competitions and a puppet show on the Haven.Some form of quieter entertainment inside -possibly some art and stuff…Rainy weather option will be games in the Chapel hall and any stalls in the side rooms ….monday 4th June 2012 11am-3:00pm.Get in touch if you are interested in having a stall

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