Monday, 9 May 2011

Clutter City

On a sunny Saturday in April I decided to take my camera down to Norwich Arts Centre and spend the day with Clutter City.  Having popped in on many occasions I knew what to expect, but this is the first time I spent an entire day there, and the first time I realised just how much talent there is under that little church roof.
Clutter City is a local arts and craft fair organised by Kelly Robb and this April saw it's 3rd Birthday (hence balloons... everywhere!).  Every corner from the grassy entrance, through the hallways, and right up onto the stage, is crammed with handmade goodness. From jewellery, to screen prints, cakes to clothing, stuffed puppets to, well you get it - pretty much everything.  
Many stall holders have now become regulars and it's not hard to see why. The place is buzzing all day, the atmosphere relaxed and almost that of a harmonious family. People come to browse, chat and shop. And when they've had their fill there's still the NAC cafe bar which hosts live music all day.  
I had the best day and stayed long after the last stall had packed up and gone home. In fact I had such a day I've decided to take part in the next Clutter City on 2 July.  'Doing what?' you say... well you'll just have to pop along and see :D

I came across Tawny Owl and the Birds Of Prey playing in the bar. You must hunt them down!

ps : Sadly I don't know every stall holder and didn't want to add a few random links.  But if you are a Clutter City stall holder, please by all means send me your link and I'll add  a list.  Hope to see you all on July 2 x


  1. Jo these are lovely photo's, am lovin your blog !

  2. my gosh, you have such an eye! what gorgeous shots! my favorite is the girl getting her face painted.

  3. Thanks for the feedback girls, makes me feel happy x