Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Handmade Arcade is back! Heres what's on offer this time around!

We're back on Saturday 5th May with a whole host of wonderful stalls & some great lively music for your ears as well as home cooked food from McCoys Cafe!

You can shake a leg, buy a book and meet some lovely local folk who use their hands to make great things! Heres a selection of just some of the things that will be on offer. More to be announced over the next few days so keep your eyes peeled and get your purses ready for the next round of Exeter's only regular Indie Art and Makers Fair!

In the meantime feast your peepers with a preview of the locally grown goodies we've hand picked for you this time around!

Penny Dreadful will be bringing us her handmade vintage steampunk and kitsch goodies. Pendants with images from the cheap illustrated stories that were popular in the 19th Century. Featuring pictures of bloodthirsty pirates, thieves monsters and murderers all combined with up-cycled and re-purposed jewellery and found objects.

Bee Watson is the lady behind The Costume Box - a whimsical and wonderful business that specialises in bespoke costume design and amazing boxes filled to the brim with costumes that are available to hire! Bee has been busy creating a range of dresses and accessories especially for Handmade arcade - all lovingly made from re-purposed and pre-loved fabrics and materials! What's more, a dress like this is likely to cost you under £20! Come down and ask her to make something beautifully unique for you :) 

Local chap Joe Sellman-Leava will be joining us with a large collection of his hand-made Stencil Prints, Paintings, Intaglio and Lino-Prints - many of which are images based on the Worklight Theatre piece, How To Start A Riot - showing at the BikeShed Theatre this June. 

The Alt Street Collective are a 100% independently owned and ethically minded project!
Hailing from Plymouth they produce an exciting range of screen-printed tees and jumpers that are affordable, ethical and feature designs from lesser known artists! You can also see these guys at plymouths Give Up Your Day Job fair which No Guts No Glory will also be attending :)

Local boy Benjamin Smith has been busy making zines,  - he'll be bringing along a small suitcase of his self published offerings, featuring his own photography and musings!

Exeter based Laura Curran makes these marvelous hand-stitched monsters and curious creatures from old duvets and vintage fabrics that seem to have their own personalities! Scrappies are a perfect and unique present for your own little terror!

You can be pretty sure that the next Handmade Arcade will also feature a selection of beautiful clay mugs, vases and jars just like these - all hand made by Elena Matos and friends from Exeter's Unearthed Studio, tucked away behind Fore Street Unearthed is a wonderful place to pick up some handmade goodness or get your hands dirty with affordable workshops, in their beautiful studio.

Kimbows is the creator of these sweet treat inspired adornments, made locally with handpainted fabrics, glossy painted beads and fashioned into bow shaped goodness. Colourful candybox treats that make us feel like it's Spring :)

We're delighted to welcome Nia Gould, Frances Matteson and Patrick Cullum back for the second round of Handmade Arcade! Exeter Phoenix based illustrators with an eye for good design will once again be bringing their penned and printed creations -  be sure to come and take a peek if you missed these guys at the first Handmade Arcade!

Introducing the magnanimous Mr Guy Millon who will have his very own stall selling tickets for Exeter's new independant and intimate Pop Up Cinema - Butterscotch Sunday! May's edition promises to bring us sunshine with the Wes Anderson Film Festival, hosted by Exeters wonderful Bike Shed Theatre on Sunday the 13th May from 6pm. All proceeds from Butterscotch Sunday will be going to the Quiet Mind Centre - a local charity based in Exmouth offering holistic treatment for people on low income benefits, a very worthy project!
Expect to find sweet dalmation mice, badges and of course butterscotch popcorn, yum.

The soundtrack of the day will be provided by Laura Dugmore, and a host of other musical locals!

Remember to pay a visit to our Facebook Event page, and help us spread the word!

See you there!

Hayley & Nath

No comments:

Post a Comment