Well, we are pleased to report that the concept has been a great success; so much so that founders Marco and Jennie are about to introduce a pop up Big Bonanza Bazaar to the main hall of the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA), the epicentre of Glasgow’s creative scene and the backdrop for that famous Duke of Wellington statue!
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Starting next Saturday 14th March, from 11am to 5.30pm, with more "magical" venues to be announced, the new Beatroot & Lace events will showcase the wares of no less than 75 vintage sellers and designer/makers, all local to Glasgow and the surrounding areas, accompanied by lots of art and live music. Sounds to us frockers like the perfect recipe for vintage inspired success!
Marco and Jennie dropped us a line to tell us all about the latest B&L developments:
"We started in September at The Art School which was to be a monthly event. We had amazing interest from the start with long waiting lists for traders and it grew and grew. We have had feedback that the the Bazaar is very laid back and has a great atmosphere. We encourage collaboration with artists and musicians as well as designer makers - this added a little something to the vintage fair concept that had already been running in Glasgow for a while, and people liked it!
"The Bazaar takes pride in promoting small local business and talent and it is FREE entry to all! There will be an honesty box for those who want to see the Bazaar get better and better by paying what they think the experience is worth - it is not encouraged at all, however, and everyone is welcome with open arms!"
Taking place on the eve of Mother's Day, the super sized GoMA bazaar will provide the perfect opportunity to find a unique gift for mum, as well as soak up the creative atmosphere with lots of art and music to enjoy throughout the day. It promises to be a simultaneous celebration of the past and the future in what its founders describe as "an environment that nurtures talent, encourages creativity and embraces entrepreneurialism".
We would like to wish Marco and Jennie good luck for GoMA and every success in growing their Beatroot & Lace brand. We'll look forward to the next update from this dynamic duo.