Hay-on-Wye, renowned as Europe’s largest second hand book town and the location for Hay Festival of Literature is to be a temporary home to a vintage fayre – ‘Hay Does Vintage’ on Sunday 25th November from 10.30am to 4pm.
For one day only, Hay-on-Wye’s Memorial car park will be transported back in time to celebrate decades past. Not just for book lovers, on this day Hay will now be the perfect destination for those wishing to seek out the finest vintage clothes, trinkets and furniture and with a nod towards the ‘make do and mend’ market there will be up-cycled goods galore.
Having met earlier this year organisers, Jo Hodges of Sipping Pretty vintage crockery & prop hire and Makeup Artist Naomi Emmanuelle, decided that what their local town lacked, was a Vintage Fayre.
“We both have a love for vintage and retro home furnishings and clothes and felt that Hay-on-Wye, a bustling market town with all year round tourist appeal, would be an ideal location for a vintage fayre” Naomi says.
As firm believers in community spirit, Jo and Naomi wanted to ensure that Hay Does Vintage generated a fun, festival buzz. The marquee will be filled to bursting point with plenty of free entertainment on offer including a ‘Get Papped’ model competition, vintage hair and beauty make overs and a children’s craft corner, Hay Does Vintage has something for families and the discerning fashionista alike.
“Even local budding musician’s will have a platform to showcase their talents at our ‘Buskers Corner’ and busk for a cuppa at our pop up tea room.” Jo added.
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Special thanks to:
Photography – Meg Jenkins – www.megjenkins.co.uk
Makeup – Naomi Emmanuelle – www.naomiemmanuelle.com
Hair – Becky Whitney – www.heyhair.co.uk
Props – Jo Hodges – www.sippingpretty.co.uk
Flowers – Darling Buds of Hay
Location – www.hideawaysinhay.co.uk
Stylist – Lucy Scott