SHOP | 11am - 6pm
SHOP will be closed on the 28th for our 5th annual Buy Nothing Day, in
support of an Adbusters campaign to discourage over-consumption. It
primarily means boycotting the big boys, but we like to support it in
our own unique way ... by having a day off! The actual day varies,
depending on where you are in the world, but the general idea is just to
ask yourself, do you really need those elephant shaped ear-muffs?
THURSDAY 1st DECEMBER
Grand Christmas Steps Lights Switch On!
The Christmas Steps | 5.30pm onwards
All of us who live on The Christmas Steps are very proud of our unique
name and for the last three years we've celebrated Christmas by putting
up some twinkly lights to make the Steps even more beautiful than
normal. On Thursday 1st December, children from St Michael's School
will sing us all some carols before the plunger is plunged at 6pm and
the Steps will be lit up! Stick around for some late night shopping in
the whole Christmas Steps Arts Quarter too, this and each Thursday
throughout December until 8pm.
The Oxygen of Publicity (A Lust for Power)
SHOP's Arts Space | 6pm - 9pm
Artists Shelley Davis and Thomas Martin are exploring the complex and
conflicting issues of gender politics and expectations via the medium of
video and audio, in this pop up arts space event.
SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER
Christmas Artisan Market
The Christmas Steps | 11am - 4pm
In keeping with the area's reputation for independent artisan traders,
we're hosting a Christmas Artisan Market on the unique and festively
name Christmas Steps themselves. Come along for a lovely afternoon and
experience the wonderful teetering charm of the artisans’ stalls
cascading down the Steps, showcasing the high standard of beautiful
crafts and wares – everything from sweets to frilly knickers, original
art works and handmade instruments, providing you with the perfect
opportunity to pick up local, handmade and fully unique Christmas
presents. There will be stacks of festive cheer too with carols and
mulled cider a-plenty.
Draw by Sam Ulewicz
SHOP's Arts Space | 12pm - 6pm
Sam returns to the SHOP Arts Space with a solo show, until the 10th
December. Sam's show will include large scale murals as well as his