On December 13th, Cowgate venues will open their doors for an event quite unlike most others they usually host…
Bringing together Edinburgh’s creative community and showcasing venues that you may otherwise not think to visit, you’ll find a multi-venue pop-up arts & crafts, clothing, vintage, music and food market. For those of you who have been to London – think of Brick Lane with it’s unusual pop-up shops and vintage/arts markets.
Many of the Cowgate venues sit empty in the daytime despite the possibility of opening. To some, you may know them only as nightclubs or late-night bars, but they hold a much more special place in the hearts of those who work there or frequent these spaces.
As a bar manager at a music venue, I’ve watched how the area seems to turn to a ghost town outside of the Festival in August. My hope is that this event will give Edinburgh’s artists, musicians and creatives (of all kinds!) the chance to meet one another, showcase their talent and hopefully bring some new faces to the area.
You can read more about it here.
The Bongo Club will have stalls by:
Suzy Babington & Jack Towndrow (Paintings)
Donna Strachan (Ingingerness)
Derek Tolcher (The ARtSTATION, Arts & Music Charity)
Kathleen Meaney (Illustration)
Amy Houston (Rag Trade Vintage)
The Too Much Fun Club
Marie Varley (Printwork, Paintings)
Lucy Moffat (Clothing)
Sarah Millar/You’re So Cool (Vintage Clothing & Accessories)
Gregor Schmatz & friends (Photography)
Sandra Platas Hernandez (Photography)
Emily Willing & friends (Napier students)
Sally Buxton (Textiles)
Duncan Peace (Graff Artist, Illustration)
Clara Strachan (Clothing)
Clare Bargery (Vintage furniture)
Ilze Karklina (Baltic inspired art)
Caroline Olechowski (Vintage and Upcycled Clothing & Homeware)
Kirsten Ainslie (shoulder massage for charity)
Morag Edward (Illustration, Printwork)
Naomi Buchan & Ruth Marin (Jewellery & Accessories)
Eva Belpaume (Cakes & Chocolates)
Caroline Alms (Jewellery)
NB THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY FREE BUT, PLEASE NOTE, THE BONGO CLUB EVENT WILL CLOSE AT 4PM, DUE TO SOUND-CHECKS FOR THE EVENING’S GIG BY KING EIDER & ZIMBABWEAN LEGEND RISE KAGONA.
Other venues involved:
The Annexe (Liquid Rooms)
The Mash House
Three Sisters Courtyard
Cabaret Voltaire Cafe
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