Tuesday, 27 May 2008

The Summertime Hop - Latest News

Good afternoon Shaders,

Since it's such a miserable day, I thought y'all might like a little update on the fun we have planned for you at the Made In The Shade Summertime Hop next month - something to look forward to!

Made In The Shade is hosting Glasgow's first indie shopping festival this Summer. Inspired by our London-based counterparts, we've decided to make the leap and hold an event that combines our favourite things: off-beat design, neo-craft, vintage, cake, rum, rock'n'roll, public crafting, lounging, dancing, All Tore Up, Dave Arcari & The Tennessee Hotshots. Yes, yes. It's a veritable extravaganza!

Taking place on Saturday 20th June at GUU Debating Chamber & Reading Room, The Summertime Hop is a 12 hour music & craft-fest designed to set your little hearts a-pitter pattering with glee. Here's the deal...

Between 12 noon - 7pm we have...

Indie Shopping in the Debating Chamber

Over 20 of the best Scottish designers, makers and vintage sellers set up shop in the Made In The Shade boutique marketplace. Ditch the humdrum of the highstreet and treat yourself to some one-of gorgeousness: fashion, accessories, interiors, stationery, bath & beauty, textiles, art, photography, vintage ephemera, interiors, giftware, jewellery... ooph! You'll be spoiled for choice!

Vintage Soundtrack!

Lady Wurlitzer and the Made In The Shade Gals treat you a swingin' shopping soundtrack! Browse the delights of the boutique stalls while shimmying around to the best in wartime tunes, rock'n'roll gems, country 'n' western classics and our favourite contemporary ditties. We'll be warming up for the Wanda Jackson show on the 23rd June so expect a whole lotta Wanda AND, it's Kris Kristofferson's 73rd birthday on the 22nd - need I say more?

Flora the Tombola in the Debating Chamber

Come play with Flora! She'll be offering visitors a chance to win a whole range of gifts and prizes including handmade treasures from The Lighthouse, YHF Photography, Madness of Many, Suzanne Smith, Clare Nicolson, Little Sister Lucy and Lady Wurlitzer!

Knitting Gallery upstairs in the Debating Chamber

Want to get out the way of the hustle and bustle? Need a little space to do soem chillin'? Take your seats in the Knitting Gallery. Grab a drink from the bar, grab a cake from the Bake Sale, grab a chum, grab your yarn and stitch away til your heart's content. Oh - you'll also have prime seats for the live show! Yayee!

Craft Lounge in the Reading Room

Want to learn a crafty skill? Want to meet some likeminded people to make with? Join our craftsters in the Reading Room for a bit of hands on fun over a rum or two. Hook up with the GU Stitch 'n' Bitchers. Craft along with Miss Moovelous. Go wild with Country Crafting!

Get sociable in the Reading Room

If really you'd rather just have a wee seat while you mull over which gifts you'll treat yourself to, then the Reading Room has plenty comfy seats for you. Nibble a cake from the MITS Bake Sale, enjoy a tipple from the bar and relax and chat with your chums.

Live Music in the Reading Room

Our good friend David Duffy, dons his Saturday best and treats the loungers in the Reading Room to some old time cover-versions. Everybody sing along now! 3pm - 5pm

Crafty Lucky Dip in the Reading Room

A measley £1 donation gets you a little bundle of craft goodies to add to your collection! Many thanks to Robson & Mason for their generous contributions! Fabulous!

BETWEEN 7pm - 8pm

The quickest clean-up in history! Enjoy a drink and a cake in the Reading Room while we work hard to get the party started in the Debating Chamber :o)

FROM 8pm - midnight we have...

50s killer record hop, All Tore Up! in the Debating Chamber

Live music from alt.blue guitar madman, Dave Arcari in the Debating Chamber

Live music from rockabilly trio, The Tennessee Hotshots! in the Debating Chamber

A fully stocked bar in the Reading Room!

Did y'all get that? There's a lot going on isn't there?! And you know what? An all day pass for the Made In The Shade Summertime Hop costs just £3.00! Yep - £3.00. You are free to come and go as you wish. Come shopping in the day. Go home and get your glad rags on, then join us in the evening for a right old knees up! Wristbands are available at the entrance to The Hop.

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