Reeling still after the fun we had at the “Here’s Heritage” Vintage Fete last month, we are delighted and honored to have been awarded the Reading Chronicle’s Award for Reading’s Favourite Heritage Event 2012!
For the first time, visitors to the annual 4-day celebration of Reading’s past, were invited to vote for their favourite attraction – and our ‘Here’s Heritage’ Fete grabbed the attention of the voting public from across Reading.
Alexandra Vintage wanted to get involved in Reading’s Heritage Open Days because vintage in its entirety links to our heritage. It was important for the ‘Here’s Heritage’ concept to support local traders by bringing them to an exciting new event in Reading Town Centre and our aim was to put on a display for a younger demographic.
The day was such fun! The Bombshells sang their hearts out and the All Jazzed Up dance team moved and grooved in a lindy hop and jive dancing fashion. We had a lovely team of stallholders offering all sorts, and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Thank you to all that took part, who came to visit us on the day and to Reading UK CIC for their continual support – we couldn’t have done it without any of you!
Alexandra Vintage is very proud to have see their first Heritage Open Days event go so well and thoroughly enjoyed meeting visitors and traders alike. There is talk of potentially evolving the ‘Here’s Heritage’ concept for 2013 so watch this space…
Reading has been taking part in the nationwide Heritage Open Days festival since it was founded in 1994. It is co-ordinated by Reading UK CIC and features more than 40 events, including tours and open days across Reading.
Anticipation is building for tomorrow’s “Here’s Heritage” Fete – Reading’s Outdoor Celebration of Nostalgia – and we are so, so excited!
The line-up is brilliant with so many lovely stallholders and activities going on. We’ ve put together a full rundown of what, when and who below…
PERFORMANCES & ACTIVITIES
1:30 – 2pm
3:30 – 4pm
All Jazzed Up
2 – 2:30pm
3 – 3:30pm
4 – 4:30pm
Jones & Jacob FREE Antique Valuations
2 – 5pm
11am – 5pm
English Rose Cosmetics | Charlotte Pettley Design | R3 Emporium | jelly Aunt Elsie’s | The Vintage Affair | Hay Mirror Mirror |
CakeAways | OV Photography |
Alexandra Vintage | Kam Vintage Hair Artist
Part of the National Heritage Open Day programme, Reading’s Heritage weekend is set to be a weekend full of surprises as the four day programme, co-ordinated locally by Reading UK CIC, reveals some of the town’s most beautiful buildings and fascinating histories. “Here’s Heritage” is a new and exciting event for 2012 and is set to be a day full of nostalgic fun.
“Here’s Heritage” – Reading’s Outdoor Celebration of Nostalgia is coming soon on Saturday 8th September and Alexandra Vintage is very proud to confirm the events’ participants so far…
- Singing trio sensation The Bombshells will be performing hits from the 1940s & 50s
- Performances from Lindy Hop, Jitterbug & Jive dancing act All Jazzed Up
- Our friends at jelly will be running art workshops for the whole family
- Auctioneers Jones & Jacob free antique valuations for treasures you may have up the loft…
AND market stalls with Charlotte Pettley Design 1950s inspired homeware range, vintage clothing & accessories, restored furniture by “R3″ Emporium, vintage hair styling by Kam Vintage Hair Artist, scrumptious cakes by CakeAways and more!
Part of the National Heritage Open Day Programme, Reading’s Heritage Weekend is set to be full of surprises as the four day programme, co-ordinated locally by Reading UK CIC, reveals some of the town’s most beautiful buildings and fascinating histories. “Here’s Heritage” is a new and exciting event to 2012 and is set to be a day full of nostalgic fun.
For more information about “Here’s Heritage”, follow our Blog or for more information about what else is on during Heritage Weekend in Reading, visit Reading UK CIC here: http://www.livingreading.co.uk/events2012