Hay Does Vintage

Hay Does Vintage returns for another year. Bigger, more tempting, and even more vintage. Town of Temptation begins June 30th, and is an event not to be missed. 

Hay Does Vintage returns to Hay-on-Wye with an even bigger vintage event, ‘Town of Temptation’ on Sunday 30th June.  This time Hay Does Vintage will be taking place in four separate venues, a marquee in the Market Square, the Buttermarket, St John’s Place and the Parish Hall all within a short walk around Hay.  Jo and Naomi, the founders, are also keen for people to appreciate the huge choice of antique and vintage shops that the town has to offer.  ‘Hay has been quietly building itself a reputation as a centre for vintage excellence for some time and we want to highlight that to a wider audience in a fun and light-hearted way’ says Naomi.

What is offered

Apart from encouraging visitors to wander between the four venues, aided with their ‘Town of Temptation’ map, there will be an interactive fashion show with models in charity sourced vintage clothes styled by Hay Does Vintage intern and local fashion student Lucy Scott.   Like last year, the charity shops will be open on the Sunday and reserving their vintage stock to sell on the day.

Vintage at the Georgian By: Hay Does Vintage Festival Facebook

Vintage at the Georgian By: Hay Does Vintage Festival Facebook

Makeup artist and co-organiser Naomi, of Naomi Emmanuelle Makeup, will be on hand to provide vintage makeovers with others providing vintage inspired hairstyling and manicures in the new ‘Pamper Lounge’ upstairs at St Johns Place.

The Marquee will be host to a large number of returning and new traders and co-organiser Jo’s recently launched‘Travelling Tearoom’ will be there serving homemade cakes and pots of tea in vintage crockery

Next event 1st December. Watch this space.

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Looking out across the globe field, it seems an odd thought that less than three weeks ago it was abuzz with activity. People sitting, people dancing, people thinking; it was truly a wonderful gathering of people. I was delighted to receive some fantastic feedback from friends and family, all attesting to the success of the festival. Whilst many will rave about the heated debates they witnessed and others will lament about the electrifying band the previous night, one thing crops up time and time again and that’s the atmosphere.

Whilst I don’t think there is any intention behind it, HTLGI seems to somehow mirror the town of Hay itself. All of the wonderful characteristics of our town are just as true of the festival. It’s small but intense; it’s daring yet modest and it’s got quirks and curiosities in abundance. It’s independent, driven by ethics and has a cracking sense of community. One of the key aims of HTLGI is to create a space where big ideas have no boundaries and are not constricted to a programme of events. Whilst this sounds like an unreachable goal, my insatiable habit of eavesdropping discovered results to the contrary. I so enjoyed walking through the site and watching attendees gathered in conversation, gesticulating wildly, challenging each others’ ideas and preconceptions. Whilst I dabbled in the philosophy of it all, the musical treats were definitely my highlight. I spent much of my time at The Stage or The Tea Tent as most of us know it! It meant I was witness to the endless stream of local talent that Hay and the surrounding areas seem to produce. The bar was undoubtedly raised this year with stellar performances each and every day.

The evenings were no different with the likes of Lori Campbell, Sweet Baboo and The Roving Crows all putting on great shows. Somehow the weeks without a day off, the long days without breaks and the constant state of sleep deprivation become perfectly normal by the end of the event. Having been back in reality for a couple of weeks now I can’t help but to miss the crazy times, the people and the ‘something in the air’. Until next year… – See more at: http://www.globeathay.org/about-globe-at-hay/blog/howthelightburnedsobright/#sthash.kNjQ76sY.dpuf

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