A very long time ago, I was one of those Swedish young people who were Island hopping around in the Greek Archipelago a summer… I went with a friend and none of us had a lot of money to start off with, so to be able to stay a bit longer we took on odd jobs for cash, lodging and/or food. In Athens we painted a hotel, I brought & sold WaterMelons on the beaches, on Paros, we helped with cleaning the campsite toilets. I had also brought my silver stuff and macrame threads, so I was also selling ear rings and bracelets on the streets. We were travelling around on the Islands, Mykonos, Thira  and Naxos made it both, a beach holidays as well as a craft market, and we were selling our stuff to fellow tourists.

Making things, being proud of what you made is a really cool ground for QUEER FAYRE and what we stand for. Here people can sell stuff they have created with their own hands, a bit of imagination and spare time…. Selling what you’ve made to people who will send it further, give it as presents or just enjoy it themselves is so much FUN!

QF01 QF02 watermelonQueer Fayre also have stalls with food items, home baked cakes and cookies…. these come in all sort of flavours and you can buy and eat there and then, but also what many do – they buy cakes for later tea parties or dinners…. Once I had a couple coming who were over the moon that there were Swedish Chocolate Balls (Chokladbollar) and Dream Cookies (drömmar) for sale as they had just been in Sweden, tasted these there and fallen in love with the tastes. They cleaned me up so to speak…

If making stuff or eating isn’t your thing…. Maybe rummage through vintage clothing, books, music and things are more to your liking…. Queer Fayre always have a few stalls filled with what can only be described as ‘Car-Boot-Sale’ Second hand stuff… People clean out their closet, bring and sell. We have had people selling off full BDSM wardrobes incl toys, vinyl records, cabaret outfits as well as vintage toy collections and plenty of clothes & shoes.

Queer Fayre is a Day out and a chance to revisit loved crafts, skilfully  created cakes and cards. It is Daytime and it is a cafe for queers. Queer Fayre is at RVT, indoors and very FUN!

185874_10150159942925569_546100568_8550790_5754829_n 188584_10150162118192565_718202564_8359146_4844037_n 196816_10150159942850569_546100568_8550789_6583651_n_square_smallNext Queer Fayre take place Sat 21 Sep, between 2-6pm. Entry £2. All Welcome. This s a Queer Family event.                                                                                                           Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY London

Come. Shop. Share. Sell. Support. Enjoy.

13 September 2013

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