There's always a flurry of events at the beginning of every month so whatever the weather this weekend you can top up your vintage summer wardrobe at a whole host of fairs happening up and down the country!
This Saturday 31st March... Staffordshire sisters can head to the Pop-Up Emporium which houses designer-makers, vintage vendors, antique & collectables, artists, organic producers and musicians and small family run creative businesses all from within the Midlands. The first ever Buckingham Vintage Fair lands in the Old Town Hall on Castle street from 10am to 4pm and regular fair Granny Would Be Proud are back at the Hillhead Bookclub in the West End of Glasgow from midday. Leeds vintage lovers can take a break from shopping in the all new tea rooms opened up by Vintage Festival fave The Marvellous Tea Dance Company, find them located on the ground floor of Bird's Yard, Kirkgate in Leeds.
This Sunday 1st April... Bristolians can head to the Tobacco Factory for an all new monthly Vintage & Retro Market and the Bath Vintage Fashion Fair & Secret Tea Party takes place as part of Bath Fashion Week with over 70 vintage clothing and accessories vendors taking part. The Sutton Vintage and Arts Fair offers a wonderful array of vintage clothing, accessories & jewellery, retro homeware & Kitchenalia, reworked furniture, arts 'n crafts, dancing, singing, pin up girls, vintage hair salon & of course plenty of cake! In Oxford, vintage furniture, homewares and textile lovers should head to the Old Fire Station on George Street from 11am. Gin in Tea Cups the boutique vintage fair with 15 stalls heads to Edinburgh for the first time with threads galore and tunes a-playing. Opens up in the Voodoo Rooms from midday.
When the crocuses peep their heads out, we know it's Spring Fair season - and this is one of the very best. Brought to you by the team behind gorgeous synonymous publication (and super stylish haberdashery store, Dry Goods), The Selvedge Spring Fair is an elegant, sophisticated and understated affair. Thirty carefully selected textile based designer makers display thoughtful arrangements of vintage inspired homewares and gifts, beautiful linens and delicate print. You must squish in a visit to the tea room too!
For those of you who prefer to thrift their second hand and vintage finds, Londoners can head to the monthly Wills Moody Jumble Sale on Sunday. It's a wall to wall bargain stalker's dream. Browse (or rather, prowl) tabletops stacked high with vintage knick knacks, secondhand clothing, craft ephemera and irresistible oddities. Shopped yourself hungry? Host venue, The Lexington lays on a splendid Sunday spread - though it might be an idea to book a table in advance. Bargain hunters in Cambridge can head to the biggest local boot sale held in Cambridge City Football Club on Milton Road. Opens at 7am.
Monthly Vintage Mondays take place in St Michael's Place in Bath from 5pm til 9pm with vintage stalls to browse, 40s makeovers, refreshments and cakes. Then pop next door to The Little Theatre Cinema which show new films but with a vintage twist... old fashioned uniforms, ice cream trays, intermissions and usherettes and if you dress up you get a FREE refreshment.
Secret love for Doris Day? Now it's time to shout it from the highest hills. Sarah Weller & The Mad Men pay reverent tribute to the world's biggest female box office star as she celebrates her 88th birthday. The show weaves together musical numbers from favourites like Calamity Jane, Pillow Talk and Tea For Two with facts about Doris and excerpts from her biography. Head to Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club this Sunday from 1pm to 3pm.
And one more for luck... Liverpool vintage fans can get their fix at Late Night Vintage at The Shipping Forecast on the first Thursday of every month!