MISCELLANEOUS EVENTS ~ AUG 2009


GOOD GETS BETTER!

GOOD THINGS CRAFT & VINTAGE SHOWCASE + OPEN MIC SESSIONS (10am - 4pm) - THE HEALTHY HUB, BEAUMONT FEE, LINCOLN

CRAFT and vintage showcase Good Things will be even bigger and better when it returns in Lincoln this month.

Following the success of its city-centre debut at Easter, the event is returning for a brilliant Bank Holiday explosion of new and innovative craft combined with vintage fashion, reclaimed and recycled objects, and much more.

Good Things, a series of showcase events designed to offer young local craftspeople an outlet for their creations, began in the city's West End four years ago but made the leap into the The Healthy Hub, Beaumont Fee, at Easter.

The effect was to allow an even wider range of young craftspeople to exhibit their work and give hundreds of prospective customers the opportunity to see the kinds and quality of craft and other items being made by young people in the city.

"We were delighted at the response Good Things received when we staged our first event at The Healthy Hub. Lots of people came in over the two days and were very impressed with the creations ranging from ceramics, jewellery and cards to items made from reclaimed china cups and plates," said co-founder Maria Lyon.

"This Bank Holiday Good Things will be open for three days and is exhibiting work by even more young people, all of which will be on sale."

Good Things was created by the producers of YoungPlugged – the acclaimed series of acoustic open mic nights for young musicians which also returns to the city next month – and is being staged at The Healthy Hub from Saturday-Monday, August 29-31. Admission is free.

The venue will be open each day from 10am until 4pm and besides its usual menu, the Hub restaurant will serve a range of cupcakes, ice creams and cream teas for the event.

City-trained ceramicist and Good Things co-founder Natalie Roberts, who runs the Upsy-Daisy label, added: "We are really looking forward to having another chance to show visitors the kinds of talent and innovation the event was designed to showcase.

"We hope that once again people will take some time to enjoy the event, the venue, and the items on display."

The Bank Holiday weekend is also another chance for young people to take along craft or work of their own to show the organisers. They may then be invited to take part in a future Good Things event.

To find out more, email Good-Things[at]live.com