Reclaim the High Street

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Welcome to the first Reclaim the High Street, where we invite you to help us celebrate all the great events and existing independent retailers in Nottingham. Why not set yourself a challenge to buy all your Christmas presents from local artists and makers this year?

WHAT’S ON & WHERE…

Saturday 6th – Sunday 7th December 2014

Sneinton Market

Category: Regular market

Sneinton Market

Sneinton Marketplace – Veg Market, bookstall & other eclectic bits – Sat 6th Dec

8am til 1.30pm – Gedling Street, Sneinton, Nottingham, NG1 1DS

www.sneintonmarket.co.uk

SneintonMarket Facebook > SneintonMarket Twitter

One BC

Category: Independent shop

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One BC is an innovative fashion label using an eclectic mix of fabrics, individually sourced from around the globe, everything from a wedding attire to edgy ‘Frock n Roll’ wear gets the same close attention to detail with emphasis on fit and individuality, alongside a surreptitious sense of humour geared towards the clients personality.

One BC – Gedling Street, Sneinton, NG1 1DS – Mon-Sat 10am-5pm (closed Sundays)

www.one-bc.com

One BC Facebook

City Arts

Category: Pop-up shop/exhibition

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City Arts at Christmas – an exhibition of past work by the arts org, plus a pop-up shop with papercut, ceramics, glass & textiles. This event is to launch their new venue, spread over four floors at the bottom of Hockley (near Desi Downtown). Running from Saturday 6th December until Christmas Eve.

 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

Mon-closed/Tues-Sat 11am-6pm/Sun 11am-4pm

www.city-arts.org.uk

CityArts Facebook > CityArts Twitter

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HOCKLEY SHOPS….

There are tons of great independent shops in Hockley including Montana, Thrift Store, Rough Trade, Wild Clothing, Cow, White Rose, Ice Nine, Void, Mimm. Here’s a few picks you might like to investigate…

Dezigne

Category: independent retail

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Boutique selling handmade, upcycled and hand-picked products including furniture and lighting, bags and purses, jewellery, soft furnishings, gifts, chocolates and preserves. They also have a coffee bar upstairs serving special blend coffees.

27 Goosegate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FE

www.dezigne.co.uk

Dezigne Facebook > Dezigne Twitter

The Music Exchange

Category: Independent retail/social enterprise

The Music Exchange - Steve Larder IllustrationRegularly voted one of the best small record shops in the country, stocking a wide range of new vinyl as well as CDs, zines & t-shirts. A great spot to discover new local bands, they also programme live music around the city. More than just an independent record shop, TMX is a social enterprise dedicated to supporting Nottingham’s local community with profits going to Framework Housing Association.

Mon-Sat 10am til 5.30pm/Sun 11am-4pm

2 Stoney Street, Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1LG

www.themusicexchange.org.uk

TMX Facebook > TMX Twitter

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COBDEN CHAMBERS…

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Tucked away off Pelham Street on the edge of Hockley and accessed via a narrow passageway next to The Bodega Social Club, Cobden Chambers is a hidden gem. A recently renovated Victorian courtyard with terrace shops & a converted factory. Shops include Vintage Reclaimed, Ideas on Paper, Cavology, Anabaptise, Keishi Jewellery, Petite Petite & Cobden Place.

www.cobdenchambers.co.uk

CobdenChambers Facebook > CobdenChambers Twitter

Cavology

Category: independent retail & events

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Special mention for Cavology because Bees Make Honey co-run the place! A space incubator for new designer-makers stocking gifts, accessories, homewares, fashion, art prints, music and books. Cavology was set-up but NTU’s business centre, The Hive, as a space for graduates and new businesses to test-trade.

Sunday 7th December – Badge making workshop with local illustrator Katie Abey – 12-3pm – £2 entry – drop in workshop, just turn up!

Cavology – 2a Cobden Chambers, Pelham Street, Nottingham, NG1 2ED

Monday – closed/Tues-Fri 11am til 6pm/Sat 10am til 6pm/Sun 11am-5pm

www.cavology.co.uk

CV Facebook > CV Twitter

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MARKET SQUARE AREA

Market Square will play host to the usual Christmas market. Alongside this hustle & bustle there are some great independent gems tucked away.

Handmade Nottingham at The Malt Cross

Category: Pop-up shop
 
 
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Local collective, Handmade Nottingham are hosting their first pop up shop at the beautiful, newly furbished Malt Cross cafe bar & heritage arts centre. Showcasing some great local designers, this will run til 31st December.

The Malt Cross, 16 St James Street, Nottingham, NG1 6FG

Mon-Sat 10am til 6pm/Sun 11am til 4pm

www.handmadenottingham.com

HandmadeNottm Facbook > HandmadeNottm Twitter

Five Leaves Bookshop

Category: independent retail

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The first independent bookshop in Nottingham since 2000. History & landscape, politics, fiction & poetry, lesbian & gay, counterculture, psychology, weird & wonderful, international writing, magazines & journals. Specialising in independent publishers. Five Leaves is tucked away up an alleyway next to The Works, just off the square.

14 Long Row, Nottingham, NG1 2DH

Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm/closed Sundays

www.fiveleavesbookshop.co.uk/

FiveLeaves Facebook > FiveLeaves Twitter

Page 45

Category: Independent retail
 
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Page 45 is just off the square near Debenhams & Oxfam Books. It’s an independent shop stocking a superb range of comics, graphic novels and related literature. They also do a bloody good job of supporting local independent comic book artists through reviews and exposure.

www.page45.com

Page45 Twitter

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BROADMARSH CENTRE

During it’s redesign, the upstairs of Broadmarsh shopping centre is playing host to a handful of independent shops, some pop-up, some more permanent including Prisma streetwear & Elefair.

Made in Nottingham

Category: pop-up shop

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INTU Made in Nottingham

Created. Crafted. Inspired.

A group of like minded creatives are putting on a pop up store in the old Jonathan James store in the upper mall of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. The aim is to provide a creative environment for the regular customers and attract a new, diverse crowd from within the creative independent scene.

Mon-Sat 9.30am-5.30pm/Sun 10.30am-4.30pm

Upper Mall, Broadmarsh Centre, Nottingham

www.creativequarter.com/news/made-nottingham-designer-pop-store-opens-weekend

Made in Nottingham on Facebook

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NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY

Craft Design Contemporary

Category: Craft fair

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The return of the Contemporary’s popular Christmas craft fair showcasing a range of local makers.

Sat 10am-6pm/Sun 11am-5pm

Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham, NG1 2GB

www.nottinghamcontemporary.org

NC Facebook > NC Twitter

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CRAFT IN THE CITY

Category: Craft fair

Craft in the City

Craft in the City are running their usual craft fair in the upstairs of  Waterstones on the weekends running up til Christmas. A great showcase of local talent in the craft community. The theme for this year is time: encouraging visitors to take their time, enjoy the ambiance  of the fair, talk to the designers and select their gifts for Christmas.

4th Floor, Waterstones, 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham, NG1 2GR

Sat 9am-6.30pm/Sun 10.30am-5pm

www.craft-inthecity.co.uk

CITC Facebook > CITC Twitter

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CANNING CIRCUS

There are some great independent shops in the Canning Circus area, particularly on Derby Road including Le Chien at Moi and The Worm That Turned.

Focus Gallery

Category: Independent retail & exhibition
 
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Selling beautiful and unusual arts and crafts in Nottingham since 1971, Focus Gallery is a great place to find inspiration and discover the wealth of valuable techniques used in the UK to create these wonderful pieces of art.

108 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FB

Tues-Weds 11am-3pm/Thurs-Sat 11am-5pm

www.focusgallerynottingham.com

FocusGallery Facebook > FocusGallery Twitter

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TRINITY SQUARE

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Independents’ Christmas Market

Saturday 6th December – 11am til 5pm

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Many thanks for taking the time to browse. Our list includes picks from the city centre of Nottingham & the fringes, but is by no means comprehensive! Don’t forget to look out for what’s going on locally too!

 

 

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