We wanted to let you know about another fab craft fair happening in Brighton the week before ours. It will feature some of our stall holders and is a great crafty event, find out more…
Brighton Craftaganza returns to the Fabrica Gallery on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of March. The online buzz about Brighton Craftaganza shows that the event is fast becoming the hippest handmade selling event in Brighton. The Spring Craftaganza is scheduled to provide a handmade alternative for Mother’s Day which follows on March 10th.
Christmas Craftaganza a Success
Thousands of shoppers visited the Christmas event in December, many of whom were surprised to discover ‘this ain’t your Grandma’s craft fair’. The Craftaganza Christmas Market was covered by Brighton’s Source magazine and The Argus who published a large photograph on page 7 of their 12/12/12 issue. Sellers also praised the event on Twitter and Facebook and are now looking forward to the March market.
The event is in it’s third year and showcases mainly local talent with some curated designers from further afield invited to come down. The ethos is to encourage people to shop for locally handmade gifts instead of on the high street. Money spent at Craftaganza supports the vibrant local scene which rightly gives Brighton it’s reputation as a creative city and is also an ethical shopping alternative.
The craft markets are the hub of a range of activities intended to support Brighton designer makers such as the free Craftaganza Live talks at The Old Market.
“Creatives flocked to The Old Market in Upper Market Street, Hove, for the launch of Craftaganza Live: a free, monthly talk and social event for the Brighton and Hove craft scene.”
– Rachel O’Brien, The Argus, 18/10/2012
For more information visit the Brighton Craftaganza blog at http://brightoncraftaganza.wordpress.com