Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Stalls Announced for Handmades Arcade's Third Visit to McCoys Arcade!

June 2nd will see many people celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee but here in the West Quarter we're excited for the 3rd Edition of the brilliant No Guts No Glory's Handmade Arcade!

We’ve been busy doing what us Devon types do best – rounding up this seasons finest produce and selecting a premium bunch of the greatest things handmade locally for your perusal and enjoyment!

This months successful Handmade Arcaders will come to the arcade brandishing a fine assortment of animals to rival those seen in neighboring fields– there will be a variety of Urban Foxes, a Badger or two, a few felt creatures and a fine selection of birds in capes. You may well be drawn to the extensive range of illustrated prints, tote bags, badges and local friendly people that have been doodling away on all sorts of objects!

Laura Jayne Weeks and her foxy friends will be taking an adventure from their home in Plymouth to join us once again. Laura's hand moulded, hand painted resin characters and badges will be sitting right alongside other works from the Plymouth bunch, including Kelly Walton, whose bird faced badges will be sure to make an appearance, and Lize Meddings who will be bringing a range of illustrated prints, comics, cards and tote bags. If you missed them at the First Ever Handmade Arcade - now is your chance to pick up some of brilliant work from these up and coming artists!

We look forward to welcoming them back for another Exeter adventure and seeing what they've been doodling and making!

Also hailing from Plymouth, Tom and Dan from the Alt Street Collective will be bringing along their range of screen-printed tees to the next Handmade Arcade! As well as their own brand tees, these guys also carry clothing from a range of lesser known brands and also run the "Give Up Your Day Job" fair which we were happy to be a part of last month at Plymouths Jack Chams - you can read more about this DIY fair on the No Guts No Glory page!

Heidi Blakesley from Felt Face makes characters from old woolen blankets painstakingly felting on their little fuzzy faces.. she's got a great selection featuring the Queen, Bowie and a few fairy-tale characters all handmade, up-cycled and wonderfully satirical.

Badgers can be choosers! Local chap Jon Franklyn of Badgers Choice takes pages of interest and transforms them into wearable collectable badges - limited edition and custom made treasures - some from the deep blue sea!

These beautiful cards and prints that feature amongst other things... super-birds in capes, autumn trees and scenes in glorious hues are all made by devon based Gemma of Autumn Jitters, Gemma has been busy creating a new range of prints and cards especially for Handmade Arcade! We can't wait to see them!

Feast your eyes on the lovely Nina Kleinzeller's colorful work, her hand painted wooden badges and collages are unique, beautiful and unusual AND she makes them all here in EXETER, possibly whilst sipping on a cup of tea!

That's just a sneaky peek of what's in store for the day... we will also have some jolly live music, a special guest surprise stall and launch of something rather exciting here at the no Guts No Glory  shop! 

We've filled the shop with even more treasure over the past few weeks more to be said about this soon...


No wellies necessary – the Arcade is fully covered and has ample facilities to keep you fed and watered – delicious food from McCoys CafĂ© or just across the way milkshakes from Shaker Maker, Either way a stroll around the Fore Street hood will satisfy your hunger and your curiosity! With entertainment provided by acoustic musicians from not too far away, to lively up the day!

Come and celebrate our quarter-of-a-year anniversary with us! - HMA's Leather Jubilee! Lesser anniversaries of this weekend include Queenie's Diamond jubilee, but the novelty kind of wears off after 59 years right...?

If you sing like a bird, play the fiddle or simply make great stuff – email us and we will consider you for our mighty selection! handmadearcade@hotmail.co.

Come along, bring a friend and a healthy appetite for all things a little out of the ordinary!

Hayley & Nath


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