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.
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
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
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.Back to articles