Pop Up To Shop @ Eat Up

Shrewsbury restaurant 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 27 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. Working with Eat Up’s Amy Taylor, Alison has carefully sourced 13 additional gorgeous and exciting producers for this unique event. Including…

·         Exclusively, illustrator Matt Sewell will personally be selling his books, hot-off-the-press 2014 calendar and fabulous new tote bags www.mattsewell.co.uk

·         Sam Gray of Middle Farm will be signing copies of her new Tales of Middle Farm book “Mabel’s Surprise!” www.middlefarmcottages.co.uk

·         Brand new business The Hamper Room will be selling artisan hampers of locally sourced products and gifts www.thehamperroom.co.uk

·         Spencer Edwards will be exclusively presenting his stunning kitchenware and furniture www.spenceredwards.co.uk

·         Ruth Gibson will be bringing her exquisite ceramics www.ruthgibsonceramics.co.uk

·         Victoria Macken will be exhibiting her beautiful photographs and will be available to chat www.victoriamacken.co.uk

·         Sam Pooley, artistic whirlwind of ilovecompost.com fame, will be bringing cards, decorations, artwork and Katharine Pooley cashmere www.ilovecompost.com

·         Julia Wenlock, award winning chocolatier will be presenting Toot Sweets’ range of handmade chocolates and confectionery www.facebook.com/TootSweetsConfectionery

·         Juliet Hurrell of Scarlettina Delphina will showcase stunning jewellery and unique Christmas decorations www.rosaliemeetsdelphine.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

The event will raise funds (all stall fees and prize draw proceeds) for Opportunity Pre-school (registered charity number  1025171). 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. Opportunity has recently completed a fantastic new extension providing a kitchen and dining area, and has developed a new staff office and IT space for the children. A number of entrepreneurial Opportunity mums are involved in this event including Alison, Amy, Kath, Juliet, Victoria & Chantal.

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