May Madness – Needles & Money Saving Schemes!

Just under two weeks to go so time to let you know what’s up for May. This month’s demo will be:

An Introduction to Needle Play and will be presented by @Edgyyyyy_miyake along with @Mistress44X – the presenter of last month’s Back to Basics demo. They will be covering basic sharps safety, obtaining and disposal of supplies, needle and staple techniques as well as a look at predicament sharps play. The demo will also include some creative designs and needle zippers. They will be hosting a taster sharps workshop at the end for anyone wanting to have a try. If this is something enough people are interested in, it might be possible to hold this workshop on a regular basis in the future. There will be a limited number of seats available so make sure you get here early if you want one…

…which leads me seamlessly into a new trial we are starting on the 8th which involves changes to our current entry charges. Believe it or not we are not increasing our entry fees but rather reducing them for the earlybirds amongst you. Anyone who arrives before 2pm will have the option to either get a market ticket for FREE covering the hours of 1pm – 6.30pm, or a full day and evening ticket for just £7, saving you £3 off the usual entry price of £10. There are a number of reasons for trialling this; 1. we would like to see a better attendance early on to hopefully attract more traders, 2. we would like to have an early start for our demos to allow more workshop time after them, and 3. this will hopefully be a way of offsetting everyone’s increasing travel costs. There are a couple of points to note though – only one ticket can be bought per person, so if you are one of the few who like to pay for a friend or partner to come along later you will need to pay the usual full ticket price for them.

Despite numerous requests over the years for us to have a professional photographer at SWAMP, only a few people made the decision to get their photos taken professionally last month, which is nowhere near enough to make it a viable regular facility, so if it’s something you’ve wanted to do, don’t forget to visit the Paintbox After Dark photography studio in the evening. They’d love to help you make the most of your SWAMP memories.

We’re still building the market back up after the two-year hiatus, so please come along and check out our quality selection of traders, some of whom travel a fair distance to be with us and share their passion for the lifestyle with you. You can see who’s coming to the next event by visiting our ‘Confirmed Traders’ page under the ‘Market’ tab.