Pop Up To Shop

Eat Up have persuaded some of Shrewsbury's finest designers, artists and artisan makers to exhibit for one night only at Pop Up To Shop @ Eat Up -  the perfect place to get stunning, stylish Christmas gifts, including one-off exclusives, whilst enjoying a drink at the bar! 7-9pm Wed 26 November.

Pop Up To Shop is the brainchild of Alison James, a local lass who lives with a fisherman from Goa. Alison, a marketing executive by day, regularly travels to Goa and - while her partner spends the fishing season on the azure waters - she sources ethically produced shawls, scarves, textiles, homewares and jewellery from all over India. Alison sells these exquisite items at events and fairs across the county, orhanising Pop Up for the first time in 2013 to amazing success. Working with Eat Up’s Amy Taylor, Alison has carefully sourced 10 gorgeous and exciting producers for this unique event. Including…

  • Exclusively, illustrator Matt Sewell will personally be selling his new books, amazingly pretty mugs, arrtworks and cards bags www.mattsewell.co.uk
  • Urban Folk will bring a fabulous collection of quirky homewares and accessories www.facebook.com/urbanfolk
  • Amy Taylor will be presenting gorgeous Stella & Dot jewellery www.stelladot.co.uk
  • Kath Saunders is presenting a huge range of Usbourne Books www.usbourne.com
  • Steve Matthews will be signing copies of his new book “Tigers Teas Don’t Come With Peas” a charming book of rhymes for all ages www.tigersteas.co.uk
  • Brand new business Cakes By Maria will be selling delicious, handmade Christmas cakes – beautifuly packaged and postable!
  • Lyn Evans will be bringing her exquisite torn paper collages, prints & cards Facebook Lyn Evans Designs
  • Carla Risdon, artistic whirlwind of Gooseberry & Compost fame, and newly of Risdon & Brown will be bringing cards, decorations, artwork and their fabulous new aprons Facebook Compostandgooseberry  
  • Polly Pea will showcase her stunning, sweet and funky childrens clothes and accessories Facebook Polly Pea
  • Our own Alison James and her fabulous jewellery and textiles…

The event will raise funds (all stall fees and prize draw proceeds) for the chosen charity Opportunity Pre-school (registered charity number  1025171). Last year we raised over £800! Opportunity Pre-school is a local, purpose built pre-school classed by OFSTED as "outstanding" in every category. Opportunity offers children of all abilities the chance to learn and play in a friendly relaxed atmosphere with highly qualified staff, headed up by Pre-school Leader Gina Gibbons. A number of entrepreneurial Opportunity mums are involved in this event including Alison, Amy, Kath & Chantal.

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