Take a trip back in time this Saturday January 28th at a new vintage fair at Leicester Market.
All things retro will be on offer from 10.00am until 4.00pm at the first ever ‘Strictly Vintage’ event, in Market Corner. This is the first of the monthly Vintage Fairs at Leicester Market on the last Saturday of every month with fairs scheduled for Saturday 25th February & Saturday 31st March.
Twenty traders are booked to trade on Saturday, which will be selling unique vintage clothing, handbags, jewellery, textiles and home furnishings spanning the decades. There will also be a variety of refreshments, including homemade cakes and tea served in vintage china. Visitors can also dip into the future with tarot card and tea leaf reading.
Joe Harkin, market development manager at Leicester City Council, said: “We are always looking at adding something different to our events and festivals and I think Strictly Vintage will prove a big hit.”
“We are already working on the next fair and looking at adding even more dimensions to it, including a vintage fashion show and putting on some 50s Rockabilly music.”
Lucinda Ottley, who will be selling her range of ladies dresses and retro jewellery at the fair, said she was looking forward to trading on Saturday – the second time she has done so at Leicester Market. Lucinda, who is coming from Birmingham to trade at the fair, said: “We had a great days trading at last year’s vintage and music festival and hope the regular monthly ones are just as busy. Some of my items have a cult following in Birmingham and I am sure the people of Leicester will like them too.”
Lisa-Marie Christian, one half of new business venture the Tarot Twins, will also be at Saturday’s fair giving tarot and tea leaf readings. Lisa-Marie said: “We are really looking forward to the vintage fair – it will be a great opportunity for us to get our name out and about and have some fun meeting new people.”
For further information about Strictly Vintage and other market events please visit www.leicestermarket.co.uk