Secret Vintage Fair location revealed

First published in Colchester

ORGANISERS behind this month's Secret Vintage Fair have finally revealed where it will be held.

Colchester Castle, Europe’s oldest Norman keep, will play host to a vintage fashion show, a pop-up tea parlour and dozens of vintage stalls on Saturday March 30.

Lucy Craymer, founder of the Secret Vintage Fair, which is being supported by the Gazette, said after months of secrecy she was relieved to finally be able to say where it is being held.

Stallholders will take over the Castle, including the prison cells, to sell retro and vintage crafts.

Craft workshops will show shoppers how to do their own vintage hair and make up, live music will be pumped out by a vintage DJ and family activities for kids.

Musical duo the Curious World of the Grymoire, Mark Shillaker and Adam Scott, will be performing at the fair and have even created a video promoting the event.

A tea parlour, which will also be set up at the Minories Art Gallery on Saturday, March 16 as a one off, will sell specialist cakes and drinks.

Janine Rudkins, a partner in the Secret Vintage Fair team, said: “I have lived in Colchester all my life, and when the opportunity came to host the fair in such an iconic Colchester landmark, I felt we couldn’t possibly let the opportunity pass us by."

The fair takes place between 10.30am and 4.30pm. Entrance costs £3 and accompanied children under 10 get in free. To find out more go to secretvintagefair.com

 

See Friday's Gazette for the full story.

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10:21pm Sat 16 Mar 13

Bert_Stimpson says...

Wow. The Gazette has removed the comments made about this advertorial. That is incredible. Could you tell us why?
Wow. The Gazette has removed the comments made about this advertorial. That is incredible. Could you tell us why? Bert_Stimpson
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11:16pm Sat 16 Mar 13

sandgronun64 says...

I agree Bert.

It seems that some of the incisive/revealing comments made by 'the public' have 'upset' the organizers of this 'quality' event.

We shouldn't be too upset though, as it shows that despite the free rein we generally have (are permitted) on this website - to comment freely - when it comes to the crunch, the owners (and their paymasters) have the final say.

A pity but that is how it has always been.

Cecil John Rhodes (he of Rhodesia 'fame') was an early (but by no means the first) proponent of the idea, that to control opinion, you had to own the press.

Sadly, the 'local' press is owned by those who advertise therein. To allow too much criticism of their wealthy benefactors is (from their standpoint), akin to shooting the goose that (continuously) lays the 'golden egg.'

My only remaining question then is ... why try and pretend that this is news?

Ah well ... I still won't be going to this glorified jumble sale!
I agree Bert. It seems that some of the incisive/revealing comments made by 'the public' have 'upset' the organizers of this 'quality' event. We shouldn't be too upset though, as it shows that despite the free rein we generally have (are permitted) on this website - to comment freely - when it comes to the crunch, the owners (and their paymasters) have the final say. A pity but that is how it has always been. Cecil John Rhodes (he of Rhodesia 'fame') was an early (but by no means the first) proponent of the idea, that to control opinion, you had to own the press. Sadly, the 'local' press is owned by those who advertise therein. To allow too much criticism of their wealthy benefactors is (from their standpoint), akin to shooting the goose that (continuously) lays the 'golden egg.' My only remaining question then is ... why try and pretend that this is news? Ah well ... I still won't be going to this glorified jumble sale! sandgronun64
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11:18pm Sat 16 Mar 13

sandgronun64 says...

PS:

It isn't really a secret.
PS: It isn't really a secret. sandgronun64
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