We're quite excited especially because the day will see the launch of our own collaborative and commemorative 32 page zine - depicting "The Art Of No Guts No Glory"!
Our little house has been transformed into a paper workshop over the past few days as we've been getting them ready!
You can see a sneak preview on Nath's blog.
The cover was inspired by No Guts No Glory's Journey and designed by NGNG Artist Jack Teagle....(who will be joining us on Saturday!)
This Saturday 3rd November we will be adorning this old and beautiful space that is McCoys Arcade with a fine and friendly array of local makers, artists and friends. We hope you'll be there too, to celebrate 3 years of No Guts No Glory, three years of celebrating Independent Art, Small Press and D.I.Y in the South West!
We'll happily be joined by some good friends who make and do. Come and say hi, and be inspired by the great Handmade Arcade Community.
Here's what we've got this time around....
Exeter Local Records - Exeter's independent Record Distro. Come down and browse through the best local music!
Chloe Udon - Quixotic Press - Gorgeous lady Chloe will be bringing with her the brilliant Quixotic Press - a local zine full of great illustration, stories and more..
Clare Holland - New to the Handmade Arcade Community, Clare will be bringing her comic inspired brilliant work! Up-cycled and hand made, can't wait to have a browse through this little lot :) Check out her really inspiring blog - superawesomeshop.com!
Heather Sturdy Sherwood - Little Owl Crafts - For all who missed her last time! Heather is back with her beautiful hand dyed and spun yarn made right here in these Devonshire Hills with Devonshire sheep!
Simon Hodgkiss - Bringing with him beautiful scenes of the South West captured on Camera.
Claire Close - Prints and Illustrations, bold and colourful work as always from Claire :)
Madeline Bunyan - Handmade Glass beads some made from found and rescued jars, bottles and glasses.
Becs Re-Vintage - With her own take on up-cycled jewellery and unusual adornments Bec's jewellery is unique, beautiful and affordable!
Suzannah Moss - Creator of super dragon backpacks and an array of cards!
Sally Tertini - No Lights No Lycra - Neon Goddess Sally will be bringing her dog! Yay -! She'll be offering some awesome posters as well as human and doggy treats! Sally also organises No Lights No Lycra (dancing in the dark a wonder hour of self movement meditation, no steps to learn just you in the dark dancing!) with her hubby. NLNL is this Thursday come join us for some in the dark meditation of a a different kind :)
Adrian Stone - Zoltan Friendly - Will be taking a break from his sea-faring adventures to join us with mundane movie posters and his wicked sense of humour :)
The Spirit Forge - Intriguing and mystical offerings from these super friendly and lovely locals!
Emily Jonstone - Daisy Chain Headbands - The gorgeous Emily will be bringing her beautiful headbands and her velvet tones to the Arcade.
Laurel Coxon - Arriety - Since we last saw Laurel at The Handmade Arcade Launch in April - she's been a very busy lady :) She's opened her own little shop and corner of local wonder on Magdalen Road! It's well worth strolling to :)
Common Goals - Set up by the lovely Jack Hyde and our very own Nathan Blaker Common Goals is a charity project mixed with the passion for the punk rock community and great design! Check out their exclusively designed T-shirts and know that any money spent is going to a good cause :)
Jack Teagle and Donya Todd - Very Very Excited to have Jack and Donya join us for the day - They'll be bringing with them a selection of fantastic Anubis screen prints as well of heaps of other amazing illustrated zines from Donya and Jack's brilliant wrestling figures!
We're also quite excited by the fact that the BRILLIANT Sandra Dieckmann will be joining us from London, don't miss a great opportunity to meet Sandra she's a true gem! Get involved with the drawing Competition!
In recent news we've also managed to squeeze in Jamie Gould - he'll be playing at around 2pm!
Check out what else is happening musically here.
The Local Silent Cinema will also be screening a brilliant selection of locally made films from this awesome new collective - stroll on down to the cafe on the day to find out more :)
That's quite a lot of really good reasons to join us and celebrate on the day!
Handmade Arcade will start of 10am and finish at around 5pm!
I'm off to finish mulling wine, swirling cinnamon and painting sticks :) See you next Saturday!
Hayles & Nath