Hello, Bygones! Vintage and Retro Bash!

So a few months ago I took a little trip to Yeovil to go to a Vintage Fair curated by a friend of mine called Claire who is also a fellow 60s fan. And I am very pleased to announce it is back bigger than ever in April. Its going to be a corker I can tell you.

There will be 7 hours of Vintage loveliness going on as Hello, Bygones collaborates with Marry Me in Somerset on the 1st of April (no foolin’!) to bring you their Vintage and Retro Bash! The day will also be supporting a very worthy charity at The Yeovil Women’s Hospital.

So for the frankly measly price of £1.50, (yep thats right. One Pound and Fifty Pence!!) what do you get? Well, settle down and I shall begin…

The fair is set within the The Westlands Leisure Complex across 4 rooms and there will even be lots of fabulous pre-1980’s vehicles including Tina the Purple Cortina, Katy’s Campers and scrummy Scooters outside for you to have a nosey at.

Here is what you can expect to find inside. I recommend you plan ahead ladies (and gents)!

The Ballroom

There will be over 40 stalls of vintageness for your perusal and enjoyment of clothes, records, instruments, kitchenalia, jewellery, furniture, retro toy’s, cakes sweets plus lots more and throughout the day the stage will be host to DJ’s and 2 fashion shows. The first will show case clothes and accessories from Hello, Bygones! and the second from the Wedding Fair stall holders.
Expect to see The Path to Living History Group who are a 1940’s US GI’s re-enactment team, erm, reenacting?! Very interesting and really rather yummy!
LeKeux & The Vintage Salon will be there creating beautiful Vintage inspired make-overs including hair and make-up for all you lovely ladies (booking required).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  After your make-over, pop into the Retro Photo Studio where you’ll have the chance to go through the dressing up box, don your glad rags and have a fabulous Vintage style Photo Shoot with Unwin Photography (booking required).
And for the brave there is a 50’s style Tattoo Parlour (again, booking required).

And while you are in the Ballroom, why not take part in a few workshops that have been organised! There is only limited space so send an email to Claire if you would like to book yourself in, or give a lovely present to someone! Beginners welcome of course!

For £10 you can partake in the Bunting Workshop with Pica Pica
An hour and a half lesson learning basic sewing skills and create a string of bunting using beautiful vintage fabrics.

For £12 be creative with Vintage Fascinator Class with Gypsy Rose Upstyling.
In this workshop you will make a truly unique and beautiful fascinator hat, with a vintage twist, at a snip of the price of one from the shops! You will be guided through the creative process by bridal and accessory designer Lucy Fosh.
You will design your mini fascinator using a selection of retro style fabrics, ribbons, buttons, veiling and feathers and learn how to create a fabulous flower using an age old technique. Your fascinator will be attached to a hair band so will be suitable for all hair types. This lesson lasts an hour and half too.

For £15 there is the Vintage Rose Cupcake Workshop with Ice Maiden Cakes.
Come along for a hands-on practice and learn two different techniques for icing your cupcakes as well as how to use molds and embossers to make simple but effective vintage rose decorations. All materials, tools, and 6 cupcakes are included. The lesson lasts an hour and I expect you can eat your results!

So after all that, what’s next?

The Carling Suite & Wessex Suite

Marry Me in Somerset will be hosting a Vintage & Retro Wedding Fair throughout the two rooms and will be showing off their wedding dresses within the Fashion Show (in the Ballroom). If you want something a little different on your wedding day then you must come along, there will be over 40 stalls of wedding gorgeousness to buy or take inspiration from.

Phew! Now where can you go to relax?

Well, if you get in there quick enough the DVK Secret Supper Club will be hosting a Vintage/Retro themed lunch from 12-2pm in the Lounge Bar. DVK SC is actually Claire’s brainchild and although you may find imitators, this will always be the original and the best. Accept no substitutes!! (booking required and strongly recommended!)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   After your lovely lunch, settle yourself in a little visual treat of the Beatles Classic “A Hard Days Night”. From 3pm – 7pm the Lounge will be converted into a Cinema with a 12ft x 10ft screen, by Pop Up Cinema. So come and watch a 3pm or 5pm special screening . There will be a bar available with food, drinks, a Retro Sweet Shop and Vintage Pop-Corn Cart. (booking required)

There is also the Family Lounge which will be open to the public serving Sunday lunches and food from their Bar Menu. And whilst you take a load off there will be the Yeovil Live Stage provided by the local music, arts, and entertainment magazine Yeovil Live. Make sure you pop along and pick-up the latest issue for FREE.  From 10am till 3pm there will be some excellent live  entertainment in the form of Rock ‘n’ Roll band The Animal Urges,  Lindy Hop, Rock ‘n’ Roll & Swing Dancers, Bexi Owen (Jazz, Blues & Swing Singer), A Cigar Box Guitar Band, Burlesque Troupe AND a BBQ!

Wowzers. All for £1.50! You cant go wrong! Book yourself in for a few treats or just have a lovely day browsing. You wont regret it!

You can contact the lovely Claire for all the above here:
07984 225596

Here is a little visual treat of what is to come (click for the link)!
















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We are coming up for the bygones day on 1st april and saw on the leaflet we need to pre book for Hard Days Night – there will be 2 adults and a child – are there any seats left?


Denise commented on Mar 04 12 at 10:59 pm

Hi Denise,

You will need to contact the lovely Claire herself on:

07984 225596

Hope you have a fabulous day!

Laura commented on Mar 05 12 at 10:32 am

Hi Denise,

Yes we still have a few seats left and i have put 3 by for you. If you could email me on the above contact details to confirm.


Claire xxx

P.s. thanks for replying Laura! xxx

claire commented on Mar 05 12 at 12:46 pm

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