Saddleworth Vintage and Handmade Fair Preview
You can kick off the Jubilee celebrations over in Saddleworth this June; the vintage festival is coming and will be central to the bank holiday celebrations. This 1950s themed vintage and handmade fair aims to showcase the best local designers, makers and manufacturers and is put together by Samantha Mills, Lisa Gee & Jude Gidney (local creatives who are known for vintage party business; Lipgloss and Lenses.)
“The fair and the festival are about marking the Queen’s Diamond Jubliee, but more importantly they are about celebrating the wealth of creative talent we have in the region. In these times of economic hardship it is more important than ever that we support our local creative businesses.” -Lisa Gee
The fair is to be held at Uppermill Civic Hall on June 3rd, (backed by Oldham Council.) Key exhibitors already confirmed include internationally renowned Manchester jeweller Caroline Royal, Saddleworth based vintage furniture and boutique stationery company, Made With Love Designs Ltd and vintage reproduction clothing company Limb, based in Mossley. Several exhibitors, including Delph’s Hazelnut Bakery, will be producing specially designed collections for the fair, influenced by the Jubilee and the 1950s.
“This is not just a one-off event. We hope to build up a network of local creative and vintage businesses so that we can all support each other. If the fair and the festival are a success we will look at making it an annual event.” - Lisa Gee