Friday, 18 November 2011

Makerhood Pop-up Christmas Market in Brixton - NOW FINISHED

Makerhood is an initiative that's run by volunteers to promote local makers, and help them to sell their goods.  They're creating a craft market in the very popular Brixton Village covered market for three weekends in the run-up to Christmas.

"Visitors to Brixton Village, one of London’s hottest dining spots, will also be able to buy some cool Christmas presents from local makers, as Makerhood Brixton sets up some pop-up stalls in the next few weeks.
Makerhood Brixton ( is a local website that helps shoppers in Brixton and nearby areas of south London find local makers and producers.
The website currently lists over 430 items from more than 50 local makers, ranging from biscuits and greetings cards to T-shirts, prints and bedside cabinets. Prices start at 80p for a postcard of Brixton and go up to £1,400 for an artwork based on Arabic calligraphy.
While there are many websites selling handmade items, Makerhood Brixton is unique in trying to forge links between local makers and buyers. As well as posting goods, sellers also offer to deliver or hand over items at local meeting points, allowing buyers to meet the person who made it and learn more about them.
Some of the sellers are professional traders, like Lucy Hodge of Brazen Bettie, who makes kitsch vintage print pinnies.
Others enjoy making things for a hobby, such as Dima Jarkas of Le Petit Type, who sells cards made on her own letterpress."

When - Saturday 26 November, Sunday 27 November, Saturday 3 December, Saturday 17 December, Sunday 18 December

Where - Brixton Village, Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8PS

Link - Makerhood

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