Festivals 2021 – 2022 UK.

A quick post to inform you that some of the Festivals are opening this year and next year. Festival of Vintage is mainly indoor but that is next year.

But Goodwood and Twinwood and Vintage Carnival is mainly outdoor.

Just visit the website of the various events for more information. I will give you the dates and places.

There are more much smaller events in the UK which I have not listed.

But I thought I would inform you of these more well known events. In case anyone would like to go. It depends on your circumstances. Personally I may wait until next year as I have medical problems.

Vintage Carnival

4th September Colwick Park Nottingham

Update 17.8.21 Postponed until 7 May 2022


27th August – 30th August Bedford

Goodwood Revival

17th – 19th September Goodwood Chichester

Festival of Vintage

4th and 5th December 2021 Vintage Christmas York Racecourse

30th April – 1st May 2022 York Racecourse

💋Bye for now oxo

Antique Sheffield

Hi there

Sheffield is an old industrial city in South Yorkshire previously a steel city, and still produces a small amount of steel.

There are 2 areas in Sheffield to visit apart from the museums. If either your into Antiques or into vintage living.

There is the Antique Quarter, that covers the areas of Abbeydale, London Road, Heeley Bottom, south of the city. Drew Pritchard , the antique dealer as frequented this area, to find objects to restore.

At Heeley Retail Park there is the Sheffield Auction Gallery. On Broadfied Road the Sheffield Antiques Centre and nearby the Sheffield Antiques Emporium, on Queens Road is the Heeley Bank Antiques Centre with it’s own tea room.

There are a scattering of smaller antique shops in the area of London Road and Abbeydale.

If you want something to eat and drink theres a cafe in the Hagglers corner,across from Heeley Bank Antiques Centre. Or if you like the 60s vibe there is the Okeh Cafe on Abbeydale Road. Further down Abbeydale Road there are 3 vintage tearooms for afternoon tea:- Jamiesons, Tea with Percie, and The Vintage Tearooms.

If you fancy a vintage hairstyle there Bombshell on Nether Edge Road. And in Hagglers Corner, Gypsy Rose salon.

Kelham Island area is just outside the city centre, towards the north of the city. It is a Industrial area. There is the Kelham Island Museum,which I have mentioned in another blog. There are a few places to visit in the area Kelham Island Brewary, a number of local pubs.

There are a number of retail units Kelham Flea antique store and also 2020 Kelham, which sells antique furniture.

Eating the are number of local cafes, Peddlers Market a monthly foodie event.

In Kelham Arcade, there is a bakery/eatery, Nether Edge Pizza company and Cheesemasters .

Also in the arcade is Purdys hairdressers, which specialise in vintage styles in a vintage style salon.

So there is plenty to do in Sheffield if Vintage is your vice.

Please Google the places I’ve mentioned and do visit if you live in the county or neighbouring counties.

Hope you find this information useful.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Disclaimer I’ve not been paid any monies for this article

Events 2020

Hi I’m going to post a number of events in the Uk. It’s not all of them but some of the biggest events up and the country. I will also try and give you links for further information. I have already dedicated posts to some of these events in previous blogs for further information.

Festival of Vintage


North event York racecourse 25th and 26th April

East event (new event) East of England Arena Peterborough 26th and 27th September

Chrich Tramway museum


World war 2 Homefront April 12th and 13th

And August 8th and 9th

50s and 60s weekend 27th and 28th June

20s day 11th July

Vintage Carnival


Newcastle Racecourse 23rd May (new event)

Nottingham Racecourse 31st August

Dawn’s Weekender


40s,50s and 60s weekend at Mill Rythe holiday park 2-5 October.



28th – 31st August Bedfordshire

The following vintage fairs go from city to city I will give you the links for you to check if there visiting near you.

Lou lous vintage fair thevintagefair.com

Judy’s affordable vintage fair http://www.judysvintagefair.co.uk

And the ultimate outdoor museum in the north exploring various decades is Beamish. Open from February visit the website for all the information http://www.beamish.org.uk

Nottingham Vintage Carnival

Any international readers feel free to message me about big events in your country and I will put a list up.

Bye for now💋oxo

Back to Lou lous Vintage Fair

Last Saturday I nipped in for an hour to the latest fair in my City. I had loads of clothes so I wasn’t particularly shopping but I wanted to see what was going off.

Quiter than normal and not as many stall holders only the regulars and I noticed a new one too selling Ruby Shoo shoes, I took a photo.

Also there another of my favourite stalls Grannys Wardrobe that sells jewelry and bags . I saw the ladies on Kittieskabin Rockabilly Boutique who I shop regularly with had some marvellous dresses,cardigans and tops from them. I also bought a Dancing Days bag from them and the compliments I have got on the bag is brilliant itis a nautical style bag and practical. I bought a couple of pin broaches from them this time.

I then went for my coffee and cake at the Secret Cake Club. Filtered coffee with chocolate Guinness cherry cake delicious.

I took some photos for you to see some of the stalls .

Bye for now 💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid for writing about Lou Lous Vintage Fair. It is written from my point of view.

Judy’s affordable vintage fair

This last Saturday for the first time Judy’s fair came to Sheffield. They set up at Kelham Arcade Burton Street at Kelham Island,Sheffield . For those who are not from Sheffield Kelham Island is the old industrial quarter in Sheffield and house the Kelham Island museum.

It cost £3 entry and under 12s free.

It was a smaller venue and facilities than Lou Lous Vintage fair,however they created a variety of stalls. Including local companies such as Miss Samantha’s Vintage a repro dress and accessories shop.

There were womens clothes both repro and vintage,mens clothes,bric a brac, in fact I spotted a commemorative tin with Prince Philip, the Queens husband on the front! There was also furniture on sale a collection of chairs.

Food wise there were 4 different street food stands outside in the seating area. I opted for fries with rosemary salt delicious. And drinks were from the bar inside the venue draught beers and soft drinks. It was a lovely sunny day which made it all the better sat eating outside.

I would go again if they decide that it was a suitable venue .

Check out Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair and Miss Samantha’s Vintage online Facebook and Instagram.

Mens Clothes

Vintage dress

Prince Philip’s Tin

Take a seat

Bye for now 💋oxo

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Dawn’s Vintage Do – Vintage Weekender

This event is on Hayling Island at Mill Rythe Holiday Park between 4th and 7th October 2019.

Hayling Island is on the Solent across from the Isle of Wight on the South coast near Portsmouth.

Dawn Gracie has been running this successful event for 3 years now. Dawn is a vintage entertainer who is a singer at events and is involved in Burlesque. She has her own website, Facebook page and Instagram.

The Vintage weekender has a 50 and 60s night with a feature era this year it’s the 1980s. Its 3 days and nights at Mill Rythe which provides Chalet accommodation starting price £185pp which includes half board,breakfast and dinner. Book on 01442 508850 for your chalet.There is also cafe on the site for the daytime if you dont want your dinner in your own chalet.

There are plenty of activities over the weekend,dance lessons,cheeky chalet,parties,vintage market,themed activities,live bands,Beauty salon, competitions and much more.

There are the Yellowcoats David and Amy who help Dawn run the weekend with her. Yes your very own Yellow coats…Hi de hi!

There are guest bands the line up is on Facebook and Dawn’s site Dawn Gracie -Dawns Vintage Do . Check the site for bookings and information.

Colin and Sue from Brighton Jive are running loads of dance workshops over the weekend which proove very popular.

There is the crafty corner where you can learn to crochet if you wish.

Let’s not forget the Cheeky Chalet where you can have your own boudoir photo experience too.Book on arrival day for Ash Black Photography .

Travel down in the car or public travel train and bus stations not far from the Holiday site. More information on the Mill Rythe website on how to get there.

Visit Dawn’s site and Facebook Dawn Gracie-Dawns Vintage Do for more details on various events on the weekend.There are plenty of links on the Facebook pages of the groups participating with Dawn on this event such as Brighton Jive.

Also look at the Mill Rythe Holiday park website to get more information on the facilities like accommodation,food/drink and the swimming pool there.

Hope you find this post useful for those of you who fancy a weekend vintage break. It been popular and Dawn works all year to organise this event.

Bye for now💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid for discussing this event.


As I write this article the Twinwood event is on for the August Bank Holiday. I’ve never been here I confess but I’ve heard so much about it I think it’s only fair I write about it. As it’s based in the South and most of my events are Yorkshire and the Midlands.

Twinwood is held each year on August Bank Holiday weekend. It’s based at Clapham Bedford at the old Twinwood airfield and Arena. There are also air museums to visit on the site too. Its sold out this year but you can start booking for next year and theres a free information magazine available too.

The eras are between 1930s to 1960s. There are 15 different venues within the site including dance floors.

Theres plenty to do dancing lessons, shopping, watching the different bands on the stages, enter Mr and Mrs Vintage, go to the museums.

There is a campsite for caravans and you can pitch your own tent. If you dont have your own caravan or tent you can hire a tent. These tents are glamping tents at around £25.00 per night. But there are packages available your tent and ticket at booking.And they are introducing more accommodation with Yurts. There are facilities for the campsite electricity,toilets and showers .

Food and drink there are number of bars and restaurants. Plus somewhere you can gave a vintage afternoon tea.

This is a massive Festival probably the biggest in the year. Would I go,maybe one day as it would take some organising and money to do. As i would have to go on public transport and glamp.

You can get there on public transport train or coach but would have to get a taxi from the station. Or drive down to Twinwood.

There is the free brochure for more details or contact info@twinwoodevents.com

Or look on social media and there Website.

Bye for now 💋oxo

Disclaimer I have not been paid for advertising Twinwood .

Chrich Tramway Museum 40s weekend

The hugely popular Crich Tramway Village WWII Home Front event returns next month on 10th & 11th August 2019, where you can step back in time to 1940s Home Front Britain. Collect your identity card on entryand experience a real taste of life during the Second World War.
With re-enactors, live music and vehicles from pre-1946 mingling with vintage trams and taking you back to the World War II era. Open from 10am until 5.30pm each day.

They will be Children’s entertainment and a replica spitfire. Visitors are encouraged to dress in 1940s attire and get a reduced rate in admission.

There are trams from the Victorian era to the 1960s,a village,a cafe and a pub

General Admission prices on the door are £17.50 for adults, £14 for seniors (aged 60+), £10.50 for children (aged 4 – 15 years) and family tickets (2 adults, 3 children) £40.50. Save 50p on standard priced tickets by booking online at least 24 hours before arrival.

Chrich Tramway museum nr Matlock Derbyshire. Look on line for information to get there enquiry@tramway.co.uk.

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Nottingham Vintage Carnival

Run by Lou lous this carnival is back in Nottingham at the race course this year . The date booked is 31 August 2019 between 11am and 6pm. You can pre book the tickets on the website and get further information how to get there and what’s on. I went to 2 if these last year they had on Leicester and Nottingham. The weather was better at Nottingham sunshine all day long.So I’m going to go through what’s there and post some photos for you too.There is a big choice of street food and drinks from different kiosks. From sandwiches,hot dogs and pizza. Ice creams for the kids and even a Prosecco bar.Vintage afternoon teaAnd you can book an afternoon tea which is absolutely filling and delicious. It’s around £15 per head but a nice treat. Go on the website at Lou lous Vintage Carnival for the links and info or email info@vinteage.com If you dont want a full afternoon tea you can have a slice of cake and cup of tea or coffee.And dont forget the Tiki bar for your cocktails on a hot afternoon.Out on the terrace at the Tiki BarThere is hairdressers,barbers and shopping galore. And entertainment for the kids a ferris wheel and croquet. The kids do enjoy it I even saw a mini racetrack for them to use.Well there is the stage where Red and Ginger perform and they just dont do that they get you involved in classes too. Oh and theres a bands on with 40s style music and singers. If the weathers bad they use a tent.Red and GingerIn the Rock n Roll tent theres jive competitions and different bands playing and a bar too. It’s great watching the dancing.Prosecco Bar

There are some fantastic Vehicles for the men in your life to peruse and admire.So there is something for everyone.

So get yourself down the Nottingham Vintage Carnival check the website and Facebook Instagram for information .

Bye for now 💋oxo

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Vintage Island at Kelham Island

On the 13th and 14th July 2019 Kelham Island will be holding there 10th Vintage weekend.

I went there last year and thoroughly enjoyed it . As well as looking around the industrial museum and going down the cobbled street and going in the house display. We looked around the various displays and Hawley galley. Having a bite to eat in the cafe and had a look around the onsite pub where there was a stall inside it.However outside there was a lot going on. Singer Natasha Harper was on the stage. People were dressed up in 1940s attire. There was homefront displays and a home guard display. The cobbles of Kelham island were busy with the people visiting over the weekend. The secret cake club had there stall selling delicious home made cakes. The Secret Cake club go to events all over including Lou Lous vintage fair. There were vintage vehicles too .Stalls with vintage items for sale . And live music and dancing.There are museum tours around the Industrial museum and a play area for the kids.

Have a look on the Kelham Island website for further information and getting there.

Adults £6 Kids go free.Below is a photo taken at the event last year.

Bye for now 💋oxo

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