We’re excited to be apart of a vintage fair with a difference this Saturday with our friends at jelly…
We are opening our Vintage Studio this Saturday 6th April, 11am – 4pm and for the first time, in a very long time jelly are opening all the doors in their art space at 42 Market Place for you to come in and see what we all do. A vintage fair, arts & crafts extravaganza!
FLOOR ONE will be host to resident artists as well as our Vintage Studio where you can browse collections of vintage clothing, jewellery, accessories & furniture by R3 Emporium and enjoy a cuppa with cake (all tea & cake donations go straight to jelly and the community work they do).
We’re also very excited to welcome special guest; musician and female vocalist Haze. Growing up in a household passionate about music, art and the natural world, Haze started writing songs at the age of 10. “It felt like a very natural progression, getting into music. There was always a record playing at home, whether it be The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Randy Crawford etc. As a teenager especially, writing songs was second nature – a way to express and expel all those crazy emotions coming and going” Haze told us.
We’ve love Haze’s voice with clear hints of Joni Mitchell, Nina Persson and the subtle smokiness of Dusty Springfield shining through, and we know you will too!
FLOOR TWO will show you behind the scenes of our friend, the talented Salvo Toscano who never ceases to amaze us with his wonderful work. Salvo also invites guest photography artist and friend Vicky Slater, both of whom are taking part in the forthcoming Reading Contemporary Art Fair, with a taster of the work they will be showing amongst other Floor 2 resident artists.
FLOOR THREE will be a chance to see linocutting by Mark Webber and other Third Floor residents.
This is a chance to see jelly’s Studios in their working state, feel free to ask questions, relax and spend some time with us. We look forward to welcoming you!
Links of Interest
R3 Emporium: http://www.r3emporium.co.uk/
To keep up to date with Haze’s latest music and news follow the links below…
Haze will also be playing with her band ‘Gold Road’ at The Oakford Social Club in Reading next Wednesday 10th April.
jelly’s Secret Market is back on Saturday 3rd November and it’s bigger & better than ever!
It’s a secret but we will tell you where… It will be at 42 Market Place, Reading, a little secret place we know behind an unassuming door but don’t worry, you’ll spot it – there will be people out on the street to point you in the right direction. Oooh, intriguing!
This is going to be a fantastic opportunity to meet the makers, buy something special and support local independent designers and makers. In fact there are over 20 to choose from including Alexandra Vintage: Adrienne Henry Millinery: Lauren Denney: r3 emporium: the nightmonkey: alabamawhirly: Rhiannon Fuse: Stealthbunny: Charlotte Pettley: Brenda Graham: Lisa Marie Gibbs: Keke-Kaka: Sue Mundy: Le Petit Pois: Soapylove: Mara Ivermee: Dollydripp: Salvo Toscano: Two Rivers Press: Magdalena Goleniak: Jessica Bleasby: Gary Forbes Art: Charlotte Wissett
Alexandra Vintage are thrilled to join The Secret Market once again and look forward to working with jelly and their fabulous group of secret marketeers – new and old – including Kam Vintage Hair Artist who will be pampering visitors with vintage up do’s from 40s, 50s and 60s and many others.
Ssshh, see you there…
Saturday 3rd November
10:am – 6:00pm
42 Market Place, Reading (UK)
For more updates about The Secret Market visit the website: http://secretmarket.artsinreading.co.uk/
This is the first of a few autumn/winter events coming up for Alexandra Vintage. Be sure to follow our blog for more updates coming soon.
Our friends at Reading arts charity, jelly, have been busy…
For a limited period, they have created an Aunt Elsie’s Parlour at The Oracle Shopping Centre in Reading. If you don’t already know, an Aunt Elsie’s Parlour is a special collection & installation of pieces and works by jelly makers & artists, and we are chuffed to have been asked to join in the fun with a vintage display of our own!
If you visit Aunt Elsie’s Parlour, you’ll see much loved ‘Mabel’ (see left), our gorgeous female mannequin, sporting a rather special vintage number especially for Aunt Elsie.
Aunt Elsie’s Parlour feels like home, things to be inspired by, and every day the space will be open from 11.20am – 2.30pm for people to come and join jelly in making things – a real celebration of handmade. There will be all kinds of activities to join in with from drawing to knitting and sewing. There is also a ‘Postcard from Reading’ project running and an interesting bead project.
You can just pop along with your own project or come in and sit down with us and enjoy the space and time.
See more about jelly and our partnership here on our previous blog post.
We have a busy time ahead of us… We’ll be out & about at key vintage events and we absolutely cannot wait! So, if you’re around come and say “Hi”, we’d love to meet you and show you our broad vintage collection for him and her – clothing, accessories and unique washroom collector items. Plus, our new wedding range coming soon! Until then vintage lovers… x
The Secret Market*
Saturday 4th August 2012
10am – 6pm
*We are unable to attend the August Secret Market in person due to other commitments but we will be there in spirit with a vintage display of a sporting kind…!
Aunt Elsie’s Heritage
Saturday 8th September 2012
10am – 6pm
Henley Vintage Fair
Saturday 6th October 2012
11am – 4pm
Henley Town Hall, Henley
The Secret Market
Saturday 3rd November 2012
10am – 6pm
Aunt Elsie’s Christmas Do
Saturday 1st December 2012
10am – 6pm