Apologies from Grumbi HQ at the lateness of this blog post, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting the imminent arrival of the new Grumbi website. That moment is here and I’m so proud of my new website. Thank you to Nicola at Creative Awareness – my crafty and general all round creative followers if you need a web presence or need an old one updating, they get double double thumbs up from us, that’s a lot of Grumbi thumbs.
The Teenage Market at Stockport Market Hall, Sunday 1st April 2012
The Teenage Market took place at Stockport Market Hall on Sunday 1st April 2012, organised by two very talented and creative brothers, Tom and Joe Barratt. The event gave young creatives a chance to showcase and sell their work and the place was brought to life with a wide range of live music, street performances and displays throughout the day.
I was so proud to be part of the first Teenage Market as a creative mentor, it was a massive success, plenty of people and the community came to support the event. Lots of Grumbi Doll’s were sold and my teenage helper, Hannah Barlow got behind the scenes of a stall holder.
In the spirit of the Teenage Market I set a little Grumbi Doll challenge. The teenagers I was mentoring and Tom Barratt had to customise a Grumbi Doll into a pop star.
My teenagers Hannah Warren and Lauren Taylor came up with the idea of Britney Spears for our Grumbi Doll pop star and Tom customised his into David Bowie/Ziggy Stardust.
The results were fantastic from both camps.
David Bowie / Ziggy Stardust on the left and Britney Spears on the right. I can see a collection of Grumbi Doll pop stars on the horizon.
We gave Grumbi Doll followers the chance to win the pop star dolls and the winner of Britney Grumbi was Tara Robertson and our Ziggy went to Anne Kershaw. Well done you two. They have been posted so let me know they have arrived safe and sound.
I really hope this will turn into a regular event, it’s just what young creatives need, to be able to test the waters and get real reactions to their work and great for the Stockport community. I’m a massive supporter of Tom & Joe and know they will succeed with pretty much anything they lay their hands on. Keep up all the amazing work yo’s.
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