MUST DO: Stones Throw Market E11

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A beautifully retro poster, and two friends finally plucking up the courage to start their own vintage fair. What’s not to like?

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Leytonstone Legend.
Leytonstone Legend mug, by Jo Georgiou, who owns The Ark shop in Stoke Newington.
Lucy Bull and Gail Lockwood have lived in Leytonstone for over 15 years each, but they’ve never thrown a vintage market before – so we reckon it’s worth supporting them if you’re around this weekend.

Some backstory? Lucy studied photography, and is a picture editor by trade, now running a small photo agency with her photographer partner. Gail studied textile design and, amongst other things, is well-known locally for creating curtains and blinds for a good many years.

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Stylish: poster designed by Kirsty Harlow.

“We’ve had stalls at local events but have never quite had the confidence to set up on our own,” says Lucy. “Gail approached me and asked if I’d be interested in doing something together, so we decided to join forces. I’m a big collector, so retro and vintage is my thing, whereas Gail loves making stuff. We fitted together perfectly.”

And the poster itself is a thing of beauty, isn’t it? Designed by one of the stallholders, Kirsty Harlow, who runs Flock & Roll, it has already created some very positive feedback. “That’s what we like about Leytonstone, how everyone is so friendly and positive about everything. It’s a really great community to live in.”

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And it goes without saying that there should be something for everyone with an eclectic nice mix of stalls, so pop by for a browse, a chat, “and enjoy a cup of tea,” says Lucy. A cup of tea from a Leytonstone Legend mug, naturally.

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Stones Throw is this Saturday 28th March, from 2-6pm at St John’s Hall, Church Lane E11. Free entry. Follow them on Twitter @stonesthrowe11
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