Happy New Year, Shop Club! SHOP hopes you all had a wonderful holiday season. However, January is a bit poo isn’t it? Don’t worry though; we’ll all get through it if we stick together.
In keeping with those (sometimes irksome) New Year’s Resolutions, we have themed this month according to an old SHOP-irmation favourite: ‘be yourself, but better’. So next time you think ‘I would normally [insert your vice here]’ think ‘no! I can do better than that, I will [insert your best intention here] instead.’
****SHOP’s own New Year’s best intention is to be itself but better all year long and put on as many great events as possible for you shop clubbers and provide you with even more delectable vintage clothing and other real goodies.
****Every January SHOP seems to feel a bit bored with its look, and usually makes some cosmetic changes. This month we’ve decided we don’t like the outside of SHOP too much and want to paint it. But, what colour? What do you lot reckon? Please let us know, we need inspiration! Green bogey? Blue bottom? Red eye?
Exhibition: “Things in Panels” by Simon M
5th January – 30th January
11am – 7pm
Smoo Comic creator, Simon Moreton has put together an exhibition of pictures and comics which will grace SHOP’s panels throughout January. During the month, Simon M is also encouraging everyone to get drawing (be yourself, but better – see?!) as in his much more eloquent words: “Drawing should be fun and democratic, not stuffy and exclusionary.” See Simon’s link above for more information about this ambassador of the felt-tip.
He is also organising another exciting 24 hour event, see further down for more details…
MotherSHOP: Vegan Wang
16th and 30th January
11am – 7pm
The third landing of MotherSHOP sees Ohio (that’s in the U S of A) based maker Vegan Wang nestling her goods into the MotherSHOP womb. Describing her own handmade products as: ‘inspired goods for vegans and non vegans alike’, expect lovely necklaces, brooches, magnets, rings, and accessories, MotherSHOP-keeper, Sophie is also promising tasty cupcakes!
Things in Panels: 24 Hour Drawing Event
Saturday 23rd 12pm – Sunday 24th January 12pm
More details nearer the time, but as an added bonus to the exhibition (see above) SHOP, Simon M and some other lovely people will be taking part in a 24 hour drawing event! If you would like to get involved by drawing or supporting, or rubbing tired arms, look out for further details soon.