Monday, December 5, 2011

All Aboard The Christmas Markets

After Our 3rd Birthday last month we're finishing off the year with two Christmas Markets.

The first one is the 'Christmas Cracker' over in Smithfield on December 10th & 11th. Its going to be taking place over two locations in Block T and Block B. You can find a map here:

The only time we've ever moved from our home in Newmarket square was last year to collaborate with those great folks over at Block T. We had a great weekend so inevitably decided to do it again this year, but do it bigger and better. So not only are we going to be in the wonderful space that is Block T but we are taking over Block B as well, just accross the cobbles from Block T. Block B is just one of so many empty buildings in the Smithfield area so we are delighted to bring some life into it for the first time, even if it is only for two days.

Block T will play host to the 'Affordable Art', a brief round up of some of the amazing talent that Dublin's artist scene has to offer and all at very accessible prices. And Block B will be rammed with the rest - clothes, bric-a-brac, furniture, music, bikes, stocking fillers, wooly jumpers, theres some seriously great traders coming down. You'll even be able to pick up your christmas tree if you havnt already done so. Dublin has so much to offer at the moment in the way of small independent businesses and individuals doing amazing things and we're really proud to be able to give them a platform to trade from. Buy local this christmas!! Its worth it.

Both Block T and Block B will have food and music throughout the day with the delicious flea falafel stall and amazing grub from two Dublin foodie newcomers - The Pie Man Cafe in Temple Bar and Seven Social in Smithfield. Tea, Coffee and mulled wine for the addicts among you as well.

We will also be collecting for St Vincent dePaul who do stunning work over christmas time, and throughout the year. There will be a christmas tree in Block B that we would encourage you all to leave a little something underneath. A little goes a long way, as we all know.

Check it out


Then we'll be back in Newmarket on December 18th for our last market of the year. Exactly a week before Christmas, it'll be perfect for those last minute bits n bobs, or even just to come down and say hi and have a glass of mulled wine. The last flea fix of 2011.

Deadly, deadly poster for our home-turf christmas market done by the amazing, amazing Mark Wickham -

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Christmas Cracker

Having danced into the wee hours of the morning in a friends house I asked one of my fellow stragglers to the party, Adrien Merigeau if he would be interested in doing a poster for the Block T Christmas Market in Smithfield. Thank God he said yes because he produced one of the nicest christmas posters to date. When we posted it up there was a facebook comment along the lines of "Wow! Christmas advertising that actually makes me feel all warm inside!"

The market is shaping up to be an absolute cracker (pun intended). Theres a lot of talk at the moment about shopping local this christmas and it makes so much sense. There are some truly amazing artists, crafters, small businesses and individuals doing great things in Dublin at the moment and we're really proud to have over 100 of them at the market. We're spoilt for choice!

Oh yeah and we're having a party on the saturday night, because we'd love to have a drink with you all. Its going to take place in Generator Hostel on Smithfield square on Saturday 10th. Generator have a great space, and a bar thats open til 2.30. DJs and bands to be announced in the next couple of days.