Shop Stroud Green Event: Free Drinks, Tastings and Pop-ups all Weekend
Written by: Sophie Taylor
Keep it local. This Christmas, why not polish your halo by getting the shopping done early (like this weekend) and hella local. Less effort, better gifts, great karmic retribution.
As part of Small Business Saturday, Stroud Green N4 are hosting a trail of goodliness from their very own shops and pubs. Make like Dorothy and follow the Stroud Green Christmas Trail to find edible delights, flying balloons and a drinks wizard behind a curtain at the end. Discover the one off Pop Ups showing local artists, designers and makers over the weekend and get a free drink at La Fabrica, (cracking tapas bar/restaurant) or at Clapton Craft, the sexy new Brewery on the High Street.
All you have to do is pick up a Shop Stroud Green Christmas Trail Card from one of the shops displaying the Small Business Saturday Poster. Collect at least 6 stickers on your card by following the trail and then enjoy a FREE DRINK (alcoholic or otherwise… not sure of the alternative myself, mind). Just show your card with all the pretty stickers for some free and drinkable fun.
There are also a host of demonstrations, tastings and pop-up shops happening across the weekend…
Saturday 3rd December Only:
Booze Tasting – Clapton Craft will have Joe from Sweetdram presenting a tasty tasting. Who are Sweetdram? They are a small London distillery who make Escubac, a French style apero and a smoked spice rum.
Craft Demonstration – Georgina from Pretty Shiny Shop will be demonstrating beautiful Lampwork Glass Beadmaking.
Balloon Artistry Demonstration – Head over the road to Top Balloon where Renata the balloon artist will be demonstrating some mad balloon skillz for your wonderment and delight.
Pop-up Shop: Photography and Illustrative Prints – local design and communications agency The Barefaced Movement aka us (that’s right folks, North Four and The Barefaced Movement are one and the same people, oh the scandal) will be running a pop-up at MoseyHome all weekend featuring photographic and illustrative prints by our collective, which will be available to purchase. A special ‘Finsbury Park Landmarks’ print created by our Design Director Josh Harris aka ‘The Aboard Dude’, will also be on sale with all profits going to local charities.
Pop-up Shop: Jewellery and Ceramics – jeweller Beyond Biasa and ceramicist Mirjam will be selling their lovely handcrafted wares from The Deli at 80.
Pop-up Shop: Graphic & Illustrative Christmas Prints – The Charity Arts Project will be sharing their brilliant prints, created by different graphic designers, illustrators and other creative sorts, to raise money for charity.
Pop-up Shop: Photography – Photographer Steve Bainbridge will be running a pop-up at new eatery and healthy food spot Traiteur on Crouch Hill.
Giveaways: Free Madeleine and Financier Cake – will be given out to feed your hungry stomachs also at Traiteur. Watch those waistlines expand whilst hiding them under your festive jumpers… you can worry about that in January.
Giveaways: Goody bags – put together by MyHairandBeauty on Stroud Green Road will be available on a first come first served basis. Just in time for those Christmas parties.
Look out for all the Christmas Offers along the trail over the weekend too! Go forth, get stickered, be merry.
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 December 2016.
From 12pm each day.
For more info contact: email@example.com, 020 7263 5292
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