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  • The Unconventional Market - Jan 24th

    The Unconventional Market
    A new indoor “one stop shop” for all alternative requirements, squarely aimed at people with a lifestyle, belief system, or any interesting pursuit which is not really catered for by the mainstream retail outlets.

    Bringing together spe******t traders and craftspeople who supply Pagans, Goths, Witches, Wicca, Re-enactors, Faeries, Role Players, Mind Body & Spirit Events, and those drawn to the Alternative, the Paranormal, and Supernatural.

    There is considerable cross-over and inter-connection between these areas, and this market which addresses all of these areas will have considerable appeal. This will be primarily a selling market, but I will consider having “readings” and such like in separate and clearly defined areas if there is sufficient demand. Naturally it will also be a superb opportunity for networking and promotion of products and services.

    This will be on Sunday 24th January 2010, at a time of year when there is very little happening in terms of events, but the mainstream retailers are having a ball – so this gives you a chance to trade when serious post-Christmas spending is happening. The venue will be the Northampton Saints Rugby Club, Weedon Road, Northampton NN5 5BG, http://www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/ The venue has the flexibility for us to be able to expand if there is sufficient additional demand. It also has 2,000 car parking spaces!

    Cost – just £30 for a six foot table. Or £5 per square metre floor space.
    Admission will be £2.50 but anyone in costume (of any era or style!) just £1. Children FREE up to 16.

    For those of you who do not know me, I have close to 20 years experience of organising selling exhibitions and events, including Medieval Festivals. In October 2003 I set up the highly successful National Living History Market, http://www.livinghistoryfairs.com/ which is now run by my friend Dave Allan. Together with Laurie Wignall I established and continue to run the History Boot Camp http://www.history-boot-camp.co.uk/ at Phasels Wood in Hertfordshire.

    Please do forward this to anyone you think might be interested!

    Best wishes
    David

    PS If you’d like a Booking Form, drop me an e-mail!

  • #2
    This is just up my street, craft wise, shame it is so far away, if you ever do anything in the north west, definately would want a stall.
    http://www.folksy.com/shops/GothicFusion
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Got...28851500470172
    http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/missie_miss/
    Jaci-Ann

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    • #3
      If this takes off in a big way - and it certainly has the potential - then it would not be too difficult to replicate it in other places where demand suggested there was sufficient interest.

      Best wishes
      David

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      • #4
        Yep something in the northwest would be good there are many crafters in and around this area who miss out on the good/larger fairs because they are too far away.
        Anita
        http://www.itsamistryjewellerydesigns.com/
        https://twitter.com/Anita_Mistry
        https://www.facebook.com/ItsamistryDesignStudio1

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        • #5
          There is a huge variety of different traders and craftsfolk who have indicated serious interest in this.

          Leather workers, cloth merchants, pagan supplies, costume makers, authors, fletchers, bowyers, makers of armour, jewellery, dried meat products, shoe makers, traders in swords and other weapons for re-enactment, role ply and theatre, cosmetics, soaps and beauty products, beads, leather merchants, reiki healers, crystals....

          Unlike the Craft Fairs, you don't have to have made it yourselves at this event

          Best wishes
          David

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          • #6
            Sounds fab, but also sounds like somewhere that I could happily spend much more than I make... May be a tiny problem!
            Handmade Lampwork Beads

            http://www.folksy.com/shops/woodburydesigns

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            • #7
              Facebook group set up and already 79 members!

              http://www.facebook.com/photo_search...d=188348941679

              Best wishes
              David

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              • #8
                Aromatherapy and Tarot Readings currently volunteered as "extras" if I can blag the additional rooms at affordable rates.

                This is going to be fun!

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ioIsDLRDeo shows you how daft my National Living History Fair could be....

                Best wishes
                David

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                • #9
                  Would definitely be interested if you do anything in the Leeds/Bradford area - especially as I'm a practicising pagan jewellery maker who used to work on historical events and still has several costumes hanging up, just waiting for an excuse.......
                  Jane

                  If beads were still currency, I'd be a millionaire!


                  http://www.wildheartcrafts.co.uk/

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                  • #10
                    Northampton is just down the M1 from Leeds....

                    Best wishes
                    David

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                    • #11
                      I can practically guarantee that Laurie Wignall of Trollbottom Bars infamy will be on hand with copious supplies of the very finest meads and country wines.

                      He usually hands out free samples!

                      www.trollsbottom.com

                      Best wishes
                      David

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                      • #12
                        Oh, this would be PERFECT for me... but it's much too far away for a Londoner with no transport. Sigh...
                        Cheers,
                        Scorch

                        Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
                        Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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                        • #13
                          So twist Annie's arm and share a stand and transport....

                          Best wishes
                          David

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                          • #14
                            Oh, now THERE's a thought...
                            Cheers,
                            Scorch

                            Scorch's Pyrography : www.scorchpyro.co.uk
                            Crafts on Flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/tanniso...7606138937826/

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                            • #15
                              You could do the same for Cressing Temple, AND the Midlands History Festival, have a bit of a girlie's week-end away....in the best possible taste, of course!

                              Best wishes
                              David

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