Yesterday I went to the Stirchley Community Market for the first time. I never usually have time to go along as it runs on the same day as Stitches and Hos. Yesterday, thanks to a 5 week month I took a walk down the hill to check it out.
The market is fantastic, a lovely mix of local food, artists and makers selling work and community groups. I picked up a delicous sourdough loaf from Loaf Community Bakery, a next level earl grey and lemon cupcake from Frost and Snow, sweet and baking potatoes from Barrow Boy and arranged a skill swap with Nancy from Birmingham Bike Foundry.
Their next market is on 14 December.
The same people who run the market (Stirchley Happenings) also run Travelling Bug House. They will be showing North by Northwest tomorrow (Thursday 25 Nov) and Its A Wonderful Life on Sunday 19 December.
Here are the flyers for more information
I put a call out through our Facebook group a couple of months ago for people to DJ at our monthly knitting hootenanny. I do it every 3 months or so as it’s a chance for people who come to the night to get involved. I also really like it as it gives me a chance to hear other peoples records.
Anyway the last call out I had a response from Fiona Cullinan. She’s someone who’s name I saw mentioned on Twitter but until a couple of things slotted into place in my mind (quite slowly and much later) I couldn’t quite place. After a bit of to-ing and fro-ing with dates the DJ slot was booked.
In amongst the diary planning and equipment requests Fiona told me about an idea she and a few friends came up – a ‘bring your strange vinyl’ night. Everyone brings along their strange charity shop finds, Dad’s old LP’s and junk shop rarities for the DJ to play.
It sounded like a great idea – so stitches and hos presents Bad Records, Strange Vinyl was born. Bring along those 50p gems or fantastically titled vinyl and Fiona and her chums will play it.
stitches and hos presents Bad Records, Strange Vinyl
Tuesday 30 November,
back bar, Hare and Hounds, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Fiona’s also set up a Tumblr account where you can upload your own Bad Records, Strange Vinyl.