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[14 Dec 2014 | No Comment]
Small Business Saturday: Fairy Tale Fair

A Brighton entrepreneur was one of 100 invited to represent the UK’s 5.2 million small businesses in Downing Street earlier this month, marking the UK’s second Small Business Saturday.

Owner of laser-cut jewellery brand Cat a Cake Creations and The Fairy Tale Fair Claire Montgomery attended the Downing Street Small Business Saturday Christmas fair on Friday 5 December and met the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, before hosting her own event in Brighton the following day.

The local craft brought over 100 independent sellers, Santa’s Photobooth, face painting by fairies, kids goody bags and many more “magical extras” to Brighton Racecourse.

Speaking of the memorable events Claire says: “Visiting Downing Street was a great experience. I’m very proud for where the fair has come this year – we’ve expanded into central Brighton at both the Open Market and Racecourse which have had great feedback. We strongly feel that its so important to shop local and support your independent makers, and craft markets are a great way to do just this.”

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[22 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Open Market Christmas Fairs

Since re-opening in June, the Brighton Open Market has rarely been off the lips of vintage lovers planning their weekends in the city, and you’re likely to hear a lot more about it as the festive events diary fills up

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[1 Nov 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Etsy Sellers Pop-Up Shop

The Brighton Etsy Sellers Team will fill a bricks and mortar shop with handmade and vintage gifts for the first time this month, taking up residence in a South Lanes pop-up shop at 16 Brighton Square from 6 November.

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[25 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
Preston Manor ghost tours – do you dare?

Ditch the horror movies for some real life spooks this Halloween with Preston Manor’s ghost tours and haunted house experiences. Named “the most haunted house in Brighton” by Living TV’s Most Haunted!

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[1 Oct 2014 | No Comment]
I Charleston Brighton video

A local dance group has released a video showing over 80 dancers performing the Charleston all across Brighton and Hove. It joins 70 similar shoots that form the I Charleston the World series.

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[13 Sep 2014 | No Comment]
5 things I learnt at Sew in Brighton

When booking onto Sew in Brighton’s Rework Your Wardrobe workshop I missed the line about having to have previous basic experience. I have zero experience, but wanted to know how to take up vintage dresses so I can take my friends’ machines for a spin.

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[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment]
Bluebell Railway Murder Mystery Evenings

Fancy yourself as a bit of a Miss Marple? Put those armchair detective skills of deduction to the test this autumn at Bluebell Railway’s 1920s-themed murder mystery evenings.

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[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
August Bank Holiday vintage house sale

There’s little that gets vintage lovers more excited than a tip off on a fellow collector’s clear out. And we have news of a Bank Holiday open house sale set to see 1950s fans fighting over clothes, ceramics and furniture.

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[10 Aug 2014 | No Comment]
VW Beetle wedding hire car business for sale

Owners of Belle’s Events weddings fairs, Kelly and Joss Wickson, are selling their 1965 VW Beetle ‘Sussex Love Bug’ – the hire car that started it all. “This little business has great potential to grow”…

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[15 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
My Vintage Brighton – Amber Rose Theron

Pin-up blogger and Lewes local Amber Rose Theron answers our questions on all things vintage and Brighton and lets us in to some of her guilty pleasures…

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[5 Jul 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Lindy Hop Festival

The Brighton Lindy Hop Festival welcomes dancers from across the globe on 18 July for a weekend of lessons, inspiration and competitions – hosted by an impressive line-up of teachers.

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[9 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
March of the Mermaids – Etsy inspiration

Mermaids, mermen and sea creatures will invade our shores on 26 July to take part in the annual March of the Mermaids. We went on an Etsy treasure hunt to find some outfit inspiration…

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[4 Jun 2014 | No Comment]
Brighton Fashion Week Vintage Showcase

Rounding off another busy festival schedule, the Spiegeltent played host to three of Brighton’s best vintage-inspired design talents on Sunday. Shelley Louise Baker went along to find out what’s hot for summer.

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[31 May 2014 | No Comment]
The Blitz Party D-Day Anniversary Special

Organisers of London’s popular The Blitz Party are hosting a special event to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on 7 June at The Vaults in South Bank.

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[13 May 2014 | No Comment]
Get 15% off at Flax Emporium’s summer event

Trafalgar Street’s Flax Emporium is offering 15% off all purchases at its summer collection launch event next Thursday 22 May. Shoppers will also be treated to new collection previews and cakes and cocktails.