Christmas Star Bazaar at the Star and Shadow

In part three of her mission to take the panic and production-line presents vibe right out of this year’s Christmas, Sam Wonfor is planning on spending a big chunk of Saturday browsing the vintage braces off a market full of stalls in Newcastle. She strongly suggests you do the same.

The Christmas Star Bazaar at the Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle

Clockwise from top left: Canny Cookery; Big Daisy Kiss; Handmade by Handyside; and Nanny Curls

OK kids, it’s time to block out some serious time for shopping and general merriment.

The Christmas incarnation of the Star and Shadow Cinema’s monthly market – billed smashingly as a ‘pop up department store dedicated to local talent’ – will be declared open at 11am on Saturday, December 8.

Offering the usual brilliant showcase for makers and crafters, artists, designers, vintage and collectables, to say nothing of some top drawer food and drink opportunities, this month’s event comes complete with an extra sprinkling of festive cheer, what with it being the season of goodwill, and all that.

Below is a list of the confirmed stall holders who will be only too happy to chat about, show off and sell the lovely things they’ve made, designed, found, and rustled up all the way through to 4pm.

Fill your boots… and once you’ve done that, fill them some more by popping into the newly opened wonder next door, which is Flea Circus – a one stop shop and browsing treat whether you’re on the hunt for vintage furniture, vintage fashion, household goods, comics, collectibles, geek chic, ceramics, prints, cards or loads of other stuff. Look out for our focus on Flea Circus next week.

But back to the Christmas Star Bazaar. Here’s a runners and riders rundown… although it’s not a race, and everyone – including you if you get yourself down there – is sure to be a winner.

FAB bakery, Artisan bread

Abaissé – Bean to Bar Chocolatier

Canny Cookery – preserves and hampers made with foraged and seasonal produce, in small batches

Toot Sweet Patisserie – cakes, brownies and cookies

Dilston Arts – ceramics

Gina Brown – atmospheric artwork, jewellery and homewares

Rip and Snip Cutting Studio – laser cut decorations

Cath Hodson Studio – Artist designer with screen printed art work, Christmas cards and laser cut decorations

Hand Painted Bindery – hand-painted, hand-bound journals

Curvy Sounds – local music shop with a selection of fair-trade instruments and ukuleles

Purl’s Bizarre – jewellery, using silver copper, brass, resin and enamel

Heaton Zeep – Vegan Soap and Shampoo Bars

Bones and Beauty – Handmade candles and soaps

Big Daisy Kiss – Hand bags and jewellery with a Gothic twist

Glitter Ball Glass – Stained glass homewares and jewellery

The Christmas Star Bazaar at the Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle

Clockwise from top left: Lazy One; Skullbag; Dilston Arts; Irmy Jo; and 100&Eight

Blue Bear Designs – fresh and original artist designer

Needle and Threads – vintage vinyl and second hand clothing and accessories

The Phoenix Green Store – zero waste solutions

Irmy Jewellery and Origami – jewellery made with leather, silver and semi precious stones

Glass by Tina – unique, screen printed glass pieces

100 & Eight – exquisite gemstone Mala beads

Violet Moon’s Emporium – Handmade headresses and unique jewellery

Tori Lo Designs – Handmade leather goods

Lazy One – vintage homeware, clothing and accessories

Star and Shadow Cinema in Newcastle hosts the Star Bazaar at Christmas

Vintage Revival – Second-hand clothing, jewellery and bric-a-brac

The Star Bazaar T-Shirt Collective – sell new tees from local artists and second hand ones from the wider world.

Quid Kingdom – £1 stall with an eclectic mix of interesting items

Skullbag – unique and original handmade gifts, jewellery and decorations

Nancy Curls – vintage clothing, homewares and accessories

Handmade by Handyside – handmade girls dresses, using vintage fabric and patterns. Knitted clothing using original 40’s and 50’s patterns

Benjamin Scott – photographic prints

Little Prints – lino print.

The Christmas Star Bazaar takes place at the Star and Shadow Cinema on Warwick Street, Heaton, Newcastle from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, December 8. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook. To get the most of out it, get yourself along there. It’s gonna be cracking.

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