The school holidays are now upon us and this year’s Summer Reading Challenge has started at Maida Vale Library. We have a packed programme of events for children over the next 6 weeks, but for us our summer really began with our Fair a few Saturdays ago.
Holding it on 4 July during Wimbledon on one of the hottest days of the year may not have been the best of ideas, but we still managed to pull in the crowds and had more than double our number of Saturday visits recorded.
A whole range of handmade goods were on sale over 24 stalls along with vintage and retro items from yesteryear, jewellery, children’s clothes, toys, DVDs, books and CDs. One of our customers even donated a whole range of unwanted outdoor plants which were all hastily re-potted ready for sale!
Especially popular were local entrepreneurs Moira from Made in Maida Vale and Michelle from Bridget’s Bespoke Cakes who sold a selection of delicious jams, preserves and cakes.
The fair was even talked about in the local Waitrose, where someone was overheard stating that
“It was really good and I really look forward to another one. I got real bargains and talked to lots of people.”
So hot on the heels of this positive feedback, plans are afoot to hold the next one on Saturday 14 November 2015. In the meantime we have a sale of ex-library stock taking place on Saturday 8 August.
Watch out for more announcements on up and coming events at Maida Vale…