Blackheath Creatives Pop Up

by Claire Swindale in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Blackheath Creatives Pop Up
Not quite
Unfortunately this project was not successful.

The aim, to brighten our high street, encourage Artists, support new traders, brighten the day of the locals. Buy local, buy handmade.

by Claire Swindale in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

I have 10 Traders/Artists on board to share the 'reduced' Rent and add £100 each to Petty Cash.  For a card machine, window cleaner, general products.  This is going to be the best, vibrant, unique Pop Up Shop ever.  

My ultimate mission would be to fill all our empty shops with Creatives.  Handmade, British made, unique Art, Jewellery, Furniture, Silk Scarves, Prints, Original, all local to the space.  This space has a garden too, I'm thinking of workshops and getting all ages involved.

I am working with the Owners of this space to secure an Agreement. 

I've created FB page, Instagram, Twitter etc.  The reaction has been just wonderful, from neighbouring shops, creatives, shoppers.  I'm delighted.  Local business are sponsoring us with food for late night shopping events.  A local business man has donated a Christmas tree, which we'll raise money for, for the Cancer Shop.

Unfortunately as it is taking an unprecedented amount of time to get the Agreement, two of my Main Traders/Artists have been discouraged by this and have pulled out.  Now my numbers don't add up.  And the chance for 10 Creatives to show and sell their work is on the line.  

And with every day that we approach Christmas, it's a day less trading at the busiest time of year.

We'd all really appreciate your support, encouragement and hopefully be able to offer you somewhere unique to shop.

Plan B will be to push them all as much as I can only social media in an attempt to get some sales for each of them.

Plan C will have to be to try again in the Spring, when the sun shines and folk start shopping again.

There will ALWAYS be a silver lining ... But I'd like it to be in time for Father Christmas to get stocked up! x

My work can be found on www.claireswindale.com .. just to give you an idea of the fun work that will start this venture off. 

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£25 or more

£25 FUTURE ...

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£10 or more

£10 Donation

Thank you so much. Your tenner will be well spent, on rent!

£50 or more

£50 FUTURE...

Gosh, thank you. You're pledge will definitely make this project happen sooner. The sooner the better, everyone loves encouraging creatives.

£100 or more

£100 FUTURE....

Wow. Super. Thank you so very much. Pledges like yours are heart warming ... and shop opening!! Come visit us ...

£500 or more

£20 Reward

If you're in to supporting new business, sole traders, and new traders of the arts, this donation will go a very long way to securing rent on a Pop Up venture which plans to keep on popping up! Thank you.

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