Belles of the ball

Michelle Hatcher writes about a new festival in Warwickshire.


The Vintage Belles Festival is a brand new two day event on 6th-7th June being held at the prestigious Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon, Warwickshire. it’s home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars – you couldn’t find a better setting for this fabulous festival.

Myself and The Little Vintage Business Company have collaborated to bring you a weekend to remember. Over 100 traders will be showcasing the best of vintage and handmade from around the country, vintage fashion, accessories and jewellery, handmade crafts, home and décor. There will be something for everyone.

We have pitches available, they are 10ft x 7ft and £60 per day – you are welcome to book one or both days.

There’s a jammed packed schedule of entertainment including performances from Bexi Owen, Lianna Haynes and Betsy Harmony to name a few. More info to follow soon! There will be fashion shows, workshops, book signings plus lots more.

The festival is all indoors spread throughout the well lit galleries and conference suites. The vintage beauty salon will be providing makeovers and giving demonstrations and we are looking for crafters to hold classes and workshops at the event.

There is free parking for thousands, advance tickets for visitors are only £3 or £5 on the door. Entry to the festival also entitles you to a discounted rate for entry to the museum, so why not make an entire weekend of it?

We’ve negotiated a deal with a hotel down the road at £45 per night.

Further info is available on the website