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Listings for August 19th, 2012

APPEARING ON Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Utility Vintage Market 12-5 / Open Mic Night with Mark Henderson [+]

Sunday 19th August – Free Entry

Utility Vintage Market Presents Summer Fete

On Sunday August 19th 2012 the Utility Vintage Market team will be hosting a relaunch event for their much loved vintage clothing and lifestyle market at Telford’s Warehouse, Tower Wharf, Chester.

The extremely popular event is one of a kind here in the city of Chester and supports the likes of growing independent businesses such as Becnicks Wonder Emporium located on Brook Street who are participating in this unusual shopping experience. Vintage sellers from all over the North West will be standing at the rather aptly named ‘A Delightfully British Summer Fete’ event which playfully toys with the traditional idea of quintessential British etiquette, in keeping with the jubilee and Olympic themes of 2012.

Established artist Nikki Pinder who has previously exhibited her work in the Telford’s Warehouse contemporary art gallery will be selling exclusive customised garments and limited edition prints and will be standing amongst many other local artists, designers and craftsfolk.

The Borders Cheese Carrying Company who famously sell homemade cheeses and chutneys from their custom made narrow boat and will be parked alongside the outdoor seating area on the canalside which will be complimented by folk bands busking and bunting!

Home brewed Welsh cider ‘Rosies’ will be available on draught, alongside a range of flavoured bottled ciders. Telford’s Warehouse restaurant will be open for business, serving their delicious roast dinners made using locally sourced fresh produce.

Event organiser Holly Amelia Ashbrook has said “We are incredibly excited for the relaunch of the Utility Vintage Markets and look forward to encouraging the exploration of British style and culture in an environment very different to that of the City Centre. We hope this event will inspire Chester’s ever growing creative comunity to work together and to support eachother, their arts and their businesses.”

This event is open to the public from 12pm – 5pm. Parking is available and entry is free.

Mark Henderson

Open mic antics with Telford’s legend Mark bringing us his unique folk/blues stylings. Always a popular session, best to get in early if you fancy a set.