Saturday 6 September 2014

Autumn Show Dates and Events

Hi everyone, Leandra here 

I have some info for both wholesale and retail customers with dates that you might like to pop in your diaries. Autumn is always a busy time, there are Craft shows on in the UK and beyond almost every weekendThe final quarter of the year for our industry (and all retailers) is always a busy one juggling all the events.

The following events are COMING UP for our wholesale customers:

Show: Craft Hobby and Stitch International (a Trade only event for qualified retailers)

This is a brand new show on the UK calendar.

You might often hear us talk about 'Stitches' at the start of every year, well this is the first ever mid year version of that show, where retailers from all over Europe can come to see what is new and currently available from Manufacturers, and Suppliers to Craft, Art and Hobby shops. We will have several brand new products to show, as well as all the new products we launched last week.

Where: Excel Centre, East London, PaperArtsy Stand: H07
Date: September 21/22 (Sunday/ Monday)

Event: CHA (UK) Retailer Training Day

Another new event on the UK calendar. Organised by our fairly new UK Craft and Hobby Association to give European retailers the opportunity to take part in a wide range of workshops offered by 10 of the UK's major manufacturers. Each manufacturer has their own classroom, and offers five 90 minute workshops over the course of the day. 
Free for CHA members, or £50 for non members (includes buffet lunch)

Where: Holiday Inn Academy, Coventry
Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 08:45-18:00

The following events are coming up for our retail customers:

Event: The Big Stamp and Scrapbook Show (aka Ally Pally)

Always a busy show, and a wide variety of paper craft exhibitors who demo with the newest products available in the papercraft sector.

We will have 2 demo desks as usual, and this time there will be at least 4 people demoing on the PaperArtsy stand throughout the course of the show. With so many recent new products, and this being their first public airing, we need to show you as much as we can. Look out for Jo Firth-Young, Lin Brown, Leandra Franich, Liz Borer and Emma Godfrey.

Where: Alexandra Palace, North London, PaperArtsy Stand 56
Date: September 20/21 (Saturday 10:00-17:00 & Sunday 10:00-16:00)

Organised by volunteers from the local Craft Club, this show is one of the longest running in the UK. Only stamp retailers are allowed to exhibit, and every stand must sell different core lines. You must pre-purchase tickets by following the online link. We had a clash with another event at the start of the year (Happy Stampers unexpected moved the event from May to March) so we are happy to be returning to our usual spot for the October show.

Both Emma Godfrey and Leandra will be demoing this time so even more to see than usual!

Where: Hulme Hall, Port Sunlight
Date: Saturday October 4th, 10:00-16:00
(Thanks to Mass of Hair for photo above)

Event: Stamp Magic

We have only been doing this show in Doncaster for a couple of years, and we are developing a crew of regulars who love to come and see us oop north!

Another long running show for PaperCraft exhibitors well worth a visit. We always have 2 demonstrators on the stand ....yet to be confirmed as to whom exactly the demonstrators shall be this time but I'd put my money on Emma Godfrey and Darcy Wilkinson...{Leandra's collecting her Dad from the Eurostar that day....unless Ella passes her driving test before then...(fingers crossed)}

Where: Doncaster Dome
Date: Sunday October 19th, 10:00-16:00

Michelle Webb (front), Leandra (back)

Well that will take us through to the end of the year, we have significantly cut back on the number of shows we attend, so when we do get 'let out' it is absolutely wonderful to meet up with you all, answer product questions, and share tips and tricks with you.

Hope to see you soon!

~ Leandra


Hazel Agnew said...

Gosh, Autumn already. Need to catch up with new stuff at Donny. Hope that you make it Leandra, you missed Donny last time. Reckon it's something to do with price of drinks oop norf. Thanks for info and hope that driving test is a PASS? Xx

massofhair said...

Hope to see you at HSNW show, fingers crossed for Ella to pass her driving test:-) x

Ruth said...

I'll be at HSNW so hope to see you there. Ruth x

craftytrog said...

Got my two day pass for Ally Pally!
Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Good luck Ella!
Alison xxx

Jackie PN said...

When are you coming to the United States ?!?!?!!
Would love to have you here!
warm regards, Jackie PN ")

Craftyfield said...

I'll be seeing you at Ally Pally... I'm a first timer there!

Unknown said...

If only you were coming to the States....I'd be a happy stamper (and most likely broke!!!)

craftimamma said...

HSNW is a fab show but I've not been able to make it while PaperArtsy has been exhibiting :-(. It's another one similar to Ally Pally where I need an overnighter to go & a fair bit of petrol money which eats into my craft spending ...double :-( so I'll have to be satisfied with Donny which is only 45 mins from home time! Hope Ella passes her driving test anyway but especially if it means we get to see you this time. Lots of those new goodies are on my shopping list.

Lesley Xx

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Helen said...

doing both days at Ally Pally this time, as long as the trains run on the Sunday and Liverpool aren't on telly, lol!!

Kirsten said...

You're going to be busy! Hope you have a wonderful time.

Debbie said...

Looking forward to seeing you back at PS again, missed you earlier in the year. dx

Linda Jones said...

Can't wait to get my PaperArtsy fix at Stamp Magic. I will be sure to bring plenty of cupcakes Leandra! ☺☺☺

Kezzy said...

Just been to Ally Pally it was awesome, I spent just under £150 on the PA stand and am enjoying my new stamps. Even more exciting I got Ellen Vargos 10th stamp set which im using at the moment lol. Happy Creating (I know I will be!) 😀 Kezzy xxx