Hay Does Vintage Returns
Hay Does Vintage organisers Jo Hodges and Naomi Parsons, are delighted to be returning to Hay-on-Wye with an even bigger vintage event, ‘Town of Temptation’ on Sunday 30th June. This time Hay Does Vintage will be taking place in four separate venues, a marquee in the Market Square, the Buttermarket, St John’s Place and the Parish Hall all within a short walk around Hay. Jo and Naomi are also keen for people to appreciate the huge choice of antique and vintage shops that the town has to offer. ‘Hay has been quietly building itself a reputation as a centre for vintage excellence for some time and we want to highlight that to a wider audience in a fun and light-hearted way’ says Naomi.
Apart from encouraging visitors to wander between the four venues, aided with their ‘Town of Temptation’ map, there will be an interactive fashion show with models in charity sourced vintage clothes styled by Hay Does Vintage intern and local fashion student Lucy Scott. Like last year, the charity shops will be open on the Sunday and reserving their vintage stock to sell on the day.
Makeup artist and co-organiser Naomi, of Naomi Emmanuelle Makeup, will be on hand to provide vintage makeovers with others providing vintage inspired hairstyling and manicures in the new ‘Pamper Lounge’ upstairs at St Johns Place.
The Marquee will be host to a large number of returning and new traders and co-organiser Jo’s recently launched ‘Travelling Tearoom’ will be there serving homemade cakes and pots of tea in vintage crockery.
Hay Does Vintage was delighted to be on site at Hay Festival this year in their pop up vintage shop, which had a small preview of what will be on offer on Sunday 30th June. ‘It’s been a fantastic promotional opportunity. Apart from selling vintage stock we have encouraged everyone we spoke with to come back and visit our event’ says Jo.
The resounding success of last year’s Hay Does Vintage saw visitors and traders dressed in vintage attire and travelling miles to attend despite the awful weather conditions. With over 60 quality vintage traders joining them this year, offering a diverse selection of vintage and upcycled goods Naomi and Jo feel there is something for everyone.
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