NOTHING NEW : A PRE-LOVED & RECYCLED FAIR
Saturday 30 May , 10am - 4pm
The Minories have decided to hold 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.
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. Along with our fair and the exciting and interesting exhibitions in place across our gallery we will also have activities for youngsters and families and lovely food and drink in our Garden Café.
Funds raised will go to support the Friends of the Minories who will be joining us. The Friends of the Minories have been invaluable supporters for many years, ensuring that our garden remains a well-maintained oasis amid the hustle and bustle of Colchester town centre. A group of enthusiastic volunteers, they organise events and visits of cultural interest, and their stalls are always filled with intriguing items and produce, much of it home-grown or produced.