Our Development Application is yet to be approved but we are being optimistic and going ahead as though it is going to be approved without any hitches (please cross all your fingers and toes!).
To mix it up a little this year, as well as our regular market (which is great!) we thought we should do some special days where we have a focused theme for that day. Some of our theme days will include stalls that are not handmade. Our application to the Council includes the proposal of not more than 30% of stalls with a non-handmade content with not more than one theme day per month. Non-handmade stalls will be stictly vetted to ensure the a high standard of quality in both the product and presentation.
Here is the calendar of our theme days for 2010:
13th March 2010 - Vintage Fun Day - What a theme to start with! Vintage is just so groovy at the moment, how could I resist. What we're looking for is anything vintage be it clothing, shoes, jewellery, homeware, toys, whatever fits in the vintage theme and is not bric-a-brac. Fine line, I know, but we need to be different from whats on offer at other markets.
8th May 2010 - Woolly and Warm Day - Winter has arrived and we need cosy, warm wool. Knitted, crocheted, spinning wheels, anything whatsoever to do with wool. Heck, we might even go all out and bring in some sheep!
26th June 2010 - Kids Alive! Day - Get those kids out of the house in the middle of winter and get them down to the market for a day filled with fun and kids stuff. Stalls offering all kinds of things for kids as well as fun entertainment for kids.
28th August 2010 - Textiles and Fibres Day - a day for all of those mad sewing buffs, tie-dyers, silk weavers, fabric lovers, clothing designers, anything at all to do with textiles.
9th October 2010 - Go Green, Go 'Re' Day - a chance for all of those recycle, reuse, re words to come out and about and converge at Homespun.
27th November 2010 - A Handmade Yuletide - a huge bumper Christmas market. Start planning now as we'd love to see anything to do with Christmas at this market. Decorations, cards, gifts, wrapping, food, the works!
Doesn't it sound exciting!
Seeking expressions of interest for Vintage Fun Day so if you know anyone who is into selling vintage, tell them...