Tuesday, 3 May 2016

First Gillingham Arts & Craft Market of 2016

It was a great pleasure to be back at this fair, there was a wonderful atmosphere and the quality of the makers was fantastic. The Market has come under new shared leadership and this inaugural market was opened by Gillingham’s Mayor, David Walsh; there was a bit of a giggle moment outside with the paper scissors not up to the task of cutting the ribbon – should have asked the tailor, have scissors will travel!!  We had lots of new visitors thanks to plentiful publicity and a jolly good time was had by all.

Here is my stall set up in the corner opposite the doorway, the wedding dress caused quite a stir as it has done everywhere it has been exhibited as did the bag just in front which rolled off the line one evening in the week.

Pretty swiftly there were quite a number of visitors.

And it just got busier and busier.

At the end of the day many of the visitors stayed on to talk with the makers which was nice. Especially as many of these people hadn't been to the market previously.

Thank you to Liz and Belinda for such a great event and to Mayor David Walsh for making the day go with a bang – and a giggle!!  Can’t wait to see everyone there next month when there will be more makers, we look forward to seeing lots of you there.

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