As anyone who follows us on Twitter will know, it's been a leeeeeeeettle bit on the cold-side in SHOP during the big-freeze. Luckily for SHOP, however, we have some very kind family, friends and customers to keep the cockles of our hearts warm, even if our toes aren't. Not least, Gary Marshall who donated to SHOP two brand new oil filled radiators which undoubtedly have stopped us from getting hypothermia. Not only that, but Gary, as a local electrician, put up the Christmas lights on the Steps for nada! That means free in Spanish. He really is a hero, so we thought we give him a plug to say thank you. Here are his impressive crendentials:
Also keeping us warm with their delicious mulled cider and lighting up the area with good cheer, is the new Bristol Cider Shop at number 7 Christmas Steps! Not only are they are a great and very welcome addition to the Steps, one half of the shop is no less than a Mr Snowman, Mr Snowman of Christmas Steps. Ace.
And what of SHOP? Well, we are truly a Christmas SHOP, our decorations are spangly and we are doing our best to spread Christmas cheer, as we have plenty to go round, becoming very excited as we do at Christmas-time! SHOP is open on Sundays until Christmas, 12pm - 4pm and til 8pm on Thursdays. SHOP also has free tea, coffee and mince pies on tap throughout the month.
SHOP's monthly Artisan Market on the Steps, also makes a welcome return - due to demand from stallholders and customers - for a second Christmas Artisan Market on Saturday the 18th December from 11am - 4pm. There are over 30 stalls selling allsorts of beautiful handmade gifts and decorations. Perfick for unique and lovely pressies! PLUS, Father Christmas himself will be shacking up in his grotto in SHOP's arts space, for the kids and big kids alike to visit him for free!
Finally, SHOP's last exhibition of 2010 in the arts space from the 10th until the 14th December, is 'Jewellery Box', a selling exhibition of contemporary jewellery and crafts from several designers working with different mediums. They say, it is a great opportunity to pick up unique, special and affordable Christmas gifts and we are inclined to agree :-)
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!