The sunshine is back (a bit) and it's put us in a playful mood! What better way to indulge our spingy feelings then to provide the perfect playtime in McCoys Arcade, with retro games, hula hoops and hopscotch! Top trumps and card games maybe even a spot of buckaroo!
Saturday 1st June will see McCoys arcade transformed once again into a reliably sunny atmosphere with live music from local artists as well as a bounty of brilliant and inspiring makers from not too far afield! Under-cover fun with home-cooked food and drinks available from McCoys Cafe, which even boasts a free cinema showing some 80's childhood classics and retro games galore!
This week I've been sifting through some rather lovely and exciting applications... Heres a peek of some refreshing characters you're likely to find...
We're really excited to have Kezia return to the Arcade - she's the maker of some pretty incredible and unusual jewellery as well as printed bits n' bobs! Think tiny toy shoe earrings and dolls house delicacies you can wear - pretty rad if you ask me!
Alongside Kezia we'll have the lovely Erin whose fresh and inspiring take on jewellery making gives me goosebumps! she also has a very exciting collection of FRIDA KAHLO jewellery! I know she'll have one customer for sure :) So all Frida fans head on down and pick up some of this awesome treasure for yourself (basically, before I buy it all)
This month we'll also have some fantastic prints alongside original artwork by Robin Doyle, pick up a piece of original, affordable art! That's what it's all about!
Steampunk Jewellery by Ruby Horologie reconstructed wearable classic timepieces, ties in pretty nicely with Exeters one and only Steampunk inspired shop Velveteen at the front of the Arcade!
We'll also have an origami competition! Competing for the title of Grande Paper Champion! Decorate the Arcade and win a highly acclaimed and accredited title and maybe a cupcake or two! Come and check out Origami Corner and make your mark in the Arcade!
Also look out for the work of The Knitting Tent who will be transforming the arcade into a knitted paradise and spreading the word about Craft Army! A weekly hang out for makers wanting to Make A Difference right here in McCoys Arcade - come and see her to register your interest! She'll also be selling her knitted wonders and spreading a blanket of happiness!
Alongside these treasures will be hand spun, hand dyed and woven threads from the wonderful and brilliant Little Owl Crafts!
Fantastic hand fired glass beads and animals made by the steady and fearless hands of Miss Madeliene Bunyan!
More to be announced shortly, i'm also on the lookout for a few more people to join this months great tribe and to play music in return for cake and tea! See our Apply section to find out more!
Hayley and Nathan