Monday 14 September 2009

Mayor's Thames Festival

The Thames Festival drew to a close at 10pm Sunday 13th after an impressive firework display on the river. It was a long weekend for us as we had a very early start on the Saturday morning to get ready and a late finish on the Sunday. The location was different from any other we had experienced, not only was the London Eye within a stones throw, but also a nice view of Big Ben (Westminster Clock Tower) was a nice touch.

We met many interesting people from various countries and made some new friends within the traders' community. We would like to say a special thank you to Deniz, a customer who kindly agreed to having her photo taken for this blog, pictured below.

Two more new friends who must have a mention are the illustrators Kazuko Morishita (Japan) and Elli Chortara (Greece). They also opened a stall at the festival and each have their own websites. We wish them all the best and hope to see them at another festival in the future.

On a final note, If any of our customers who visited us at the Thames Festival have been unable to find certain items online, please do contact us and let us know. The majority of what we display at festivals is a permanent part of our online store, but there will always be a few items (particularly one-off items) that have not been uploaded.