Really looking forward to the first weekend fair by Modern Shows at the fabulous venue -The Hepworth, Wakefield on the 3rd & 4th February.
This fair will be held in ‘The Calder’ a converted mill on the museums site. The traders coming will bring an eclectic and fabulous mix of Midcentury gorgeousness and stunning design, from Furniture to film posters, lighting to ceramics and more.
We will be bringing a selection of our vintage technology including our Bluetooth & MP3 speakers, record players, vintage telephones and lights plus some cool Midcentury pieces of furniture, glass and ceramics.
Our speciality – the Bluetooth and MP3 devices are vintage speakers and radios which have been rescued from the scrapheap and brought back to live to sing again once more. Where possible we retain as much of the original piece as possible, just add to their life.
This month we will be attending the Antiques for Everyone Interiors Fair again. Taking place at Excel, London the fair is an eclectic mix of Antiques, Art Deco, Vintage and Midcentury Modern and Interior Design plus talks by a host of antiques experts including Mark Hill and Judith Miller.
As an exhibitor we are allocated a number of complimentary passes to the show. If you would like to attend please contact us at email@example.com and we will email you a ticket.
This ticket must be printed out, one per person, and brought to the fair to allow entry.
Welcome to 2018! Visit our shop and grab a bargain as our New Year sale is now on. Discounts across the board – on vintage & retro homewares, furniture, bar accessories, lighting, clocks, art and phones. You can also make us an offer as we are always open to reasonable discounts so you can get the perfect piece of vintage that you really want.
Sale is on until 14th January – so don’t delay pop to the shop now https://retro-bazaar.co.uk/shop/
We are gearing up for our last show of the year.
We are taking part in the pop up Winter Market at the magnificent Leeds Town Hall on Sunday 10th Dec. The fair is one day only from 11am until 7pm. We will be located on the stage with our usual array of vintage items from record players, amplified speakers, homewares, lighting and phones. There will be something in every price range from stocking fillers to mega presents. So if you want your gift to stand out from the crowd, come and buy vintage for friends and family.
However the show is not only selling vintage items, it also features independent designers & makers, artisan food producers plus Father Christmas will be in his grotto
Tickets are available here
Early bird tickets £4 (limited)
General tickets £5 (OAP £2.50) available online and on the door
Under 12’s free!
Santa’s Grotto Tickets are £10 per child
Over the next 3 weekends we will be attending shows in the capital where we will be bringing our speakers, record players, phones & furniture – plus a lot more. Try and catch us at one of the following events for some shopping in the sunshine (hopefully)
Sun 18th June
We will be helping to round off the Crouch End Festival taking part in the Vintage Furniture Flea at the Hornsey Town Hall. We were last there in January and it was a great show – lots of amazing vintage goodies from all the traders so can’t wait to go back
North London Furniture Flea Info
Sun 25th June
We will be coming to ‘The Big London Flea’ for the first time – held in Dalston’s former ABC cinema, The Big London Flea is North London’s largest indoor vintage market. We will join over 50 hand-picked vintage traders selling an amazing mix of salvaged, one-of-a–kind, lost and found objects, and handmade items, that include, 20th Century furniture, vintage clothes, curiosities & collectables, kitchenware, reclaimed industrial fixtures / electrical, and unexpected oddities.
Info on their Facebook page
Sun 2nd July
We are back at the longest established furniture flea and our favourite fair – The North London Furniture Flea, York Hall, Bethnal Green. We will be in our usual spot (the noisy ones in the corner) Door open at 10.30 for this fabulous furniture event.
Next week we are off to the first Great Estate Festival Scorrier House, Cornwall billed as the most rambunctious garden féte – we can’t wait…especially if the weather stays this glorious.
Held within the prestigious and mystical grounds of Scorrier House and minutes away from the beautiful Cornish coastline, you can be sure to expect the unexpected…
The major headline acts include Echo And The Bunnymen, Craig Charles, The Electric Swing Circus plus dozens more. We’ll be making a point of going to see the camel racing, and we might have to be rescued from the secret Gin gardens and the woodland silent discos and so much more…
But we are there to work and we will be part of Judy’s Vintage Marketplace trading Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th June. Come and see us if you are going to the festival – we will be the noisy ones with the funky music. Hope to see you there.
Judy’s Vintage Marketplace
Timeshift – Dial ‘B’ for Britain is a really cool and fascinating insight into the history of the telephone.
First shown on BBC4 on 20th April 2017 this programme tells the history of the British telephone line over 100 years and the telephone on the High Street and in British households over this period. If you think the problems we have today getting a phone line installed are something new – think again, the infrastructure has always been expanding and demand always seems to exceed the supply. From being a plaything of the wealthy the telephone became a necessity of the 20th century and though mainly used for connectivity today it is still very much part of our lives.
The program takes us into the exchanges, talks to engineers, switchboard operators and experts and contains a fantastic array of vintage clips of the telephone in all its glory. Included in the program are a number of phones which we lent the BBC in making the program.
If you want to watch; it is still available on the BBC iplayer for a few days – Timeshift – Dial B for Britain
We are out and about all over the country in the the coming months. First up we are returning to The London Irish Centre for the Camden Furniture Flea on the 12th Feb.
Then there is a little respite before March madness kicks in.
We are attending 3 shows in March – our oldest and most favourite Furniture Flea in York Hall Bethnal Green on the 5th, swiftly followed by a trip up to sunny Leeds on 12th for our first foray to the north this year. This new home for the flea is in the impressive Castle Grove Masonic Hall – a great airy venue with lots of on site parking.
Then to round up March we are at Dulwich College, for Midcentury Modern on the 19th. Brought to you by Modern Shows this event is a must for all Midcentury aficionados and design lovers.
Discounted tickets for all these events can be bought in advance by following the links below:
We are pleased to be attending the AFE Art, Antiques & Interiors Fair – a new vibrant fair organised by the ‘Antiques for Everyone’ team. Being held at the ExCel centre in London Docklands this fair will have 150 dealers and we will be there too!
We will be bringing a great selection of our vintage Bluetooth speakers – which would look great in Art Deco to Mid-century Modern interiors. We will also have radiograms, record players and a selection of vintage glass and Fat Lava ceramics.
If you want to come for a post-Christmas treat email us for a pair of complimentary tickets worth £30! – firstname.lastname@example.org
General Assistant Required
Retro Bazaar is expanding looking for a part-time general assistant to join our team. We are an independent Retro & Vintage business located in Milton Keynes; specialising in restoring vintage and retro technology, selling at shows & on the web.
We are looking for someone who will fit into our team; be flexible and willing to turn their hand to various tasks. Weekday work, no evenings but the odd weekend if needed. Days worked can be flexible but must be 4 hours a day/ 3 days a week.
Applicants must be computer literate ideally with a working knowledge of MS Word. Knowledge of selling on eBay preferred.
If you think you’d be suitable please email email@example.com , attaching a copy of your CV and including a few lines about your experience and why you think you’d be suitable.
Closing Date – Friday 17th November 2016