Nothing New and the Bazaar 2017

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Nothing New and the Bazaar 2017

Like many of our friends and supporters we here at the Minories are really keen to reduce the impact we have on our environment through waste and consumption, so when we came to plan our annual spring fair we wanted to see if we could do our bit to help.

Now in its third year Nothing New is a fair with a difference selling only goods that have been recycled, upcycled or pre-loved. We have invited makers, artists, crafters, vintage and bric-a-brac sellers and other friends and supporters to come up with inventive ways to repurpose old items and give them a second life or a new function. We have added a twist and asked them to be creative with their pitches too and sell their work and goods from blanket stalls, bike basket or suitcase pitches for something between an art fair and a car boot sale only much friendlier to the environment. These fun compact stalls will be crammed with goodies. Anything goes but everything created or sold must have been pre-loved and ready for a new loving home! We have a wonderful array of stall holders joining us to make this a truly unique event.

Hopefully in our own small we way we will be able to have a positive impact on the environment and stop sending as much waste to landfill. And if nothing else it may prompt us all to think a little more before throwing that old item away.

This year we are being joined by our regular stall holders from The Bazaar making this an even bigger event.  The Bazaar is a monthly market run by local designers, makers, artists and food producers from around Colchester. Originally set up as a consortium of peers, the traders took the opportunity to promote their work and created a dynamic grass roots event now held at the Minories. The stall holders include food producers who serve globally inspired, locally sourced, organic and vegan fare. This is a lovely chance to shop and feast whilst interacting with local makers and take the opportunity to stock up cupboards with the very best that Colchester and our surrounding areas have to offer.

NOTHING NEW & THE BAZAAR will be held on Saturday 27th May 2017 at The Minories Galleries in the heart of Colchester. Admission is free. The fair will thread through our beautiful walled garden and throughout our ballroom and the upstairs areas which are not always open to the public.

Come along and join us to find affordable original artworks, bag a vintage bargain and to see and meet the imaginative creative people out there in our region.

Natalie Huntsman ( 2015 )

Mary Ratcliffe (2015)

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