Weasel in a Teacup Presents
Published 14 June 2012
On Saturday 23rd June, Colchester Arts Centre will be hosting Weasel in a Teacup Presents, an art market which will also feature craft, tea and cake, vintage clothes and live acoustic music. We spoke to the co-organiser Lucy Hook-Child about the event!
Having been to many art and craft events, we wanted to bring together the best of Colchester’s local talent in a contemporary art market. We are trying to push our event away from the traditional perception of craft and showcase a variety of new and exciting work. We are encouraging people to attend by offering music, design, art and vintage in the same place
Is this your first vintage event? And what were some of the best bits about putting the event together?
This is our first event and essentially it is an Art Market, we have booked lots of stalls of work including illustrators, fine artists, printmakers, jewellers, photographers, ceramics and textile artists. Easy Tiger will have a large pitch of vintage clothing and there will also be some vintage objects for sale and a charity raffle. Our friends at A Most Curious Party will be there dressed in vintage clothing serving tea and cake too, all set to live acoustic music for the day.
Where did the name Weasel in a Teacup come from?
It was stated in a wildlife paper we read that weasels were revered as the only tea-drinking member of the woodland community. This lead game keepers to bait weasel traps with the finest English brew in an attempt to control the population. We thought that any British mammal who would risk its life for a cup of tea should be showcased as a national treasure and cut the ribbon of our event.
What are you most looking forward to about the event?
Seeing the work of so many local creative and talented people together in one place at one time
Will this become a regular fixture on our calendars?
We look forward to organising a variety of events in the future, keep an eye out!