Discover Vintage is buzzing with anticipation and excitement as The Festival of Vintage returns to York Racecourse at the end of the month (28th & 29th April)!
We have sooo many wonderful things planned for you - be prepared for the time of your life folks!
The UK Home front
Learn all about the Home front in WW2 with wonderful interactive talks and displays from Bombed out Washday who will be exhibiting and talking through the work of the National Emergency Washing Service as well as the Womens Timber Corp who will be there doing a short talk and display on the life and equipment used by the girls of the Timber Corp - not to be missed!
Make Do And Mend
We have a great selection of workshops available on both days, where you can learn a new craft - who wants to have a go at up cycling unwanted vintage items? We do! Trust us when we say that you will be amazed - this is a very clever skill to have! Workshops include making fascinators, paper crafts and ribbon flower brooches PLUS fab demonstrations from Craft Experts on upcyling cushions, suitcases & hat boxes as well the more traditional skill of Rag Rug making! Here's who to look out for: Coolcrafting, Lucy's Boutique Barnsley & Piperty.
Film Fun will be showcasing their brilliant collection of quirky new items, public information films and 8mm movies - these treasures add the perfect dash of visual context to the event and are bound to fill you with national pride!
Live Music & Dancing
We have some FAB performers all lined-up ready to entertain you!
Sincerely Yours - a mother & daughter duet bringing you some of the best wartime hits
Madeline Brown - a wonderfully authentic 1940s style singer & entertainer
The Polka Dots - a modern twist on the epic Andrews Sisters
Lola Lamour - specialises in the beautiful sounds of the 20s-50s
Jump Jive 'n' Wail - covering 30s, 40s & 50s music
Saturday & Sunday
Samantha Hughes - stunningly passionate vocalist bringing you hip sounds from the 1950s-60s
The Groove Diggers - their aim? To be as authentic as possible...Real Raw Rockabilly anyone?
You don't want to miss ANY of these acts! They are all uber talented... now, you can't say we don't treat you! We also have some fabulous DJs - look out for DJ Galaxic Bob and Vintage 78 Gramophone DJ!
So....who is up for a bit of dancing? As an important part of our weekend, we are offering you the chance to learn various vintage dances (all included as part of your ticket) including...
The 1940s Jive, Triple Time Lindy Hop, Lindy Charleston, Shim Sham, Jitterbug Stroll, Balboa & Collegiate Shag - whether you are a beginner or experienced dancer there will be plenty of new moves to learn! Look out for GI Jive who will be offering lessons in the Nostalgia Hall Stand throughout Saturday & Sunday.
Fashion & Beauty
Ohh my-oh-myyy what treasures we have waiting for you......
To get you all in the vintage mood make sure you pay a visit to the super talented Bethany Davies at The Vintage Beauty Parlour where Bethany and her team will give you a hair & beauty make over - vintage style of course! Pick an era and watch the transformation begin! You can book an appointment in advance - all you have to do is follow the link provided.
Then make sure you also stop off to meet Naomi Thompson for a bit of vintage styling advice - she will share with you all the tricks of the trade to get you looking like the vintage siren we all know is just bursting to pop out!
Also not to be missed is the Festival of Vintage Fashion Show (running three times each day). Hosted by Vintage Emporium in association with Glory Days Vintage & Purple Haze - a real treat for the eyes we must say! Watch as they take you back to the 1930s, 40s, 50s and 60s! Here's a little visual teaser.... (clothes by Vintage Emporium):
There will also be countless stalls offering the best collection of vintage clothing and accessories your eyes have ever seen!
Collectors Corner, Vehicle Displays & so much more!
Here, you will meet many-a-collector specialising in 1930s to 1960s Vintage.
Be sure to also check out our Vintage Vehicle Displays - including a great selection of Vintage Cars and Motorbikes! Not to be missed folks!
PLUS much, much more - The Festival of Vintage is sure to be a hoot so make sure you head on down to the Racecourse to join in the fun!
Sooo let's get down to the details -
Doors will be open from 10am until 5pm each day and tickets are £6.50 per day or £11 for the weekend, click here to book in advance.
See you all there!