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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Call goes out for traders for the vintage and handmade fair at the Chapel Gallery

High-quality traders in vintage and upcycled goods can apply now to have a stall at a fantastic event in Ormskirk. 

The Chapel Gallery is hosting vintage and handmade fairs on 28, 29 and 30 November 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One. 

Gallery staff organised a series of similar fairs in the summer of 2013. They are now planning a fabulous event when the building will be bursting at the seams for three days with stalls selling true vintage, reworked vintage, up-cycled goods, retro designs and all variety of contemporary crafts. 

About 3,000 people are expected to visit the fair over the three days and some other fabulous attractions are lined up to make the fair a very special day out. The fair will be open to the public from midday to 9pm on Friday 28 November and 10am to 4.30pm on Saturday 29 November and Sunday 30 November. 

Vintage Voice will add an extra touch of nostalgia to the fair by providing musical entertainment.  Visitors will be able to learn a new craft as a mix of workshops will take place ranging from lace making, cross-stitch and calligraphy to T-shirt printing and furniture restoration. There will also be old fashioned children’s games for people to play and chess puzzles to get your brain working. 

There will be space for 40 artisan exhibitors and these will be handpicked by the gallery team. For more details about costs and to apply please call the gallery on 01695 571328 or email chapel.gallery@westlancs.gov.uk

You can download the application forms from Chapel Gallery (external link) or Chapel Gallery

Councillor David Sudworth, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “The gallery team have a lot of experience of organising events including handmade fairs and this is a good idea to mark the start of World War One. I would urge traders to come forward and apply for stalls and people across West Lancashire to come along and enjoy the fair in November.”


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