Wow, what an amazing day. What started as a grey, rainy morning soon turned into a fantastic and very busy first Feast and Bazaar of the year. We had some great stalls in Portico Gallery including some regulars as well as some new faces. everything from designer hand made shoes to luxury chocolates. There were handbags and lovely cushions as well as imported mexican ephemera, there really was something for everyone. In the front corridor we had Sarah Lovett showing examples of her work, as well as giving demonstrations which really drew in the crowds. Some examples of her weaved rushes can be seen in the slide show below.
We did manage to get out and about as well and enjoyed the Feast very much. Although the weather was over cast there were a lot of people out enjoying themselves, indeed the queues for the food at lunch time were huge!
It was all in all a lovely day and nice to meet plenty of West Norwood people as well as people from further afield. If you would like a stall at our next Bazaar, taking place on the first Sunday of next month, do get in touch.
AngelajHartley interior, fashion accessories, and gift items are designed and made by Angela the Portico Gallery sewing tutor using traditional crafts and skills, in a modern and contemporary way, to create wonderful individual pieces, full of style with a touch of humour for all ages. Inspired by colour, fabrics, textile crafts and vintage sewing and knitting patterns, where possible Angela likes to source the fabric, yarn, buttons etc. locally from charity stores, fabric shops, haberdasheries, yarn stores and independent designers to support the local community, services and businesses in South East London.
The lovely People at Archie Mac will have a stall at this weekends first Bazaar, yes it’s this Sunday!
Here are a few words about them;
At Archie Mac London we’re all about telling stories. Our fabrics are heavily inspired by childhood and if you look closely at any of our fabrics you’ll find characters from childhood spinning amongst a kaleidoscope of colour. All our products are 100% made in the UK- fabric are printed in Manchester and everything’s lovingly handmade in Brixton.
Now if this doesn’t make your mouth water and want to rush up here for our Bazaar this Sunday the 6th, you obviously haven’t tried the fantastic Meltzer chocolate before!
Here is some info on our stall holder Sharon Wymark and Meltzer Truffles:
Meltzer Truffles are made by Sharon Wymark using high quality cocoa beans from Ecuador where there are some of the oldest varieties of cocoa trees in the world. Like fine wine the characteristics of Ecuador’s cocoa is complex and distinctive and is now highly sought after.
Each Meltzer truffle is made by hand using fresh and where possible, seasonal ingredients.
Sharon is also an artist and the truffle tag is from an original artwork called the ‘Meltzer Family’, hence the company name!
Our second featured Artist is Rosemary Clark, showing on the 6th of April at our first Bazaar
“My name is Rosemary Clark and my stall at the Portico Bazaar is called South London Scenes. I sell greetings cards and prints of my ink and watercolour drawings of local scenes. The cards are 6″ x 4″, include an envelope and are blank inside.
As a local West Norwood resident for the past 30 years, I wanted to record some of the special features of the place, so I started with some iconic shops and buildings, such as the Old Library, Strowger’s ironmongers, Floral Hall and Beamish and McGlue, amongst others. More are in production.
These proved so popular that I have broadened the scope to include other south London places such as the Ritzy Cinema in Brixton and Dulwich Park cafe.I also do commissions for house portraits in oils or watercolour.Here are a couple of examples of the greetings cards.”
Our next featured Artist can be found here