Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Rock Around OUR Christmas Tree at Supermercado!

Yes! Ditch boring ol' Buchanan Street for the bustle of The Barras this Christmas. Swap bad-mannered elbow jabbers for loud-hailer-voiced traders, hot donuts and a whole heap of bargain hunting and off-the-beaten-track gift options!

Christmas starts here. We're not ashamed. We're not hiding the tinsel any more. It's coming out. We're hanging it up - and by Saturday? We'll be rockin' round the ENORMOUS Christmas tree at The Barras Centre like a pair o' crazy ass elves. To save us looking like eejits, we need you to join us.

Over the next four Saturdays, Supermercado comes over all 'festive'! And why not, huh? It IS blinkin' Christmas! If ever there was a year to make Christmas last a little bit longer than usual, it's this year. Dance your cares away - save your worries for another day. Eat, drink and be merry (etc., etc.). Complete with free edibles and drinkables, live music, Christmas craft-offs, swap shop stalls and the customary pick of handmade wonders, vintage treats and super-special gifts - now is the time to get in touch with your East Side - and venture 5 measly minutes beyond town and join in with the spirit of Supermercado!

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

EVENT CANCELLATION: The Festive Shindig at The Roxy

On Friday night, some kind soul posted a link on our Facebook page. The link, a news item about our fabulous Edinburgh venue - The Roxy Art House, came bearing bad tidings. Due to financial problems of The Roxy's parent charity, the building has been forced to close its doors leaving staff and management without work and leaving Edinburgh without this great multi-purpose arts and creative space.

To read more about the closure, click here or here.

The MITS Springtime Jamboree (Edinburgh)

Made in the Shade has been resident at The Roxy since the start of the 2010. In The Roxy we found our ideal base. We are absolutely crushed to hear of its closure. These unexpected developments leave us in a real tricky spot. At this time of year, alternative events spaces are booked up for other festive soirees (and the ones that aren't are well outwith our budget). We have already spent our marketing money on printed promo for The Roxy event and we've already completed our press work. At this late stage it is simply not practically or financially viable for us to arrange a second event from scratch and hope that within just 20-odd days we can promote it well enough to make it a success for us, our customers and our vendors. As such we have made the horrible, horrible decision to cancel The Festive Shindig. If you are a vendor and have booked selling space at The Roxy on Saturday 27th November, you will receive a full refund shortly. We are so sorry. We know you will be disappointed and if we could find a way to prevent the inconvenience, we would. To our customers in Edinburgh, thanks so much for supporting our move to the city. We'll hopefully be back some time soon.

If it's any consolation, the cancellation of the Festive Shindig and of all other Made in the Shade events in Edinburgh for the time being has serious implications for our little business and Clare and I will need to figure out the best way forward over the coming weeks and months.

Sorry everyone.