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Spring Into Vintage
Victoria Benn, Features Writer
Tom Powell and partner (one half of Swing Kids)
Spring is an inspiring month, heralding new life and new beginnings. Apt then that ‘vintage’ should also enjoying a new dawn, thanks to being 100% on trend and 100% green.

The current style for wearing vintage and recycled clothes saves millions of tons of textile waste every year, in fact it is estimated that if one million people bought their next item of clothing second hand instead of new it would prevent six million KG of carbon pollution from entering the atmosphere.*

Honing the look
Shopping vintage also of course opens the doors to innumerable unique shopping opportunities just not possible from conventional high street stores. Lucky then that the Harrogate Vintage Fair is making a timely return, taking over the whole of Harrogate’s Oxford Street Wesley Centre on April 7th.

With two floors showcasing some of the best vintage sellers from across Yorkshire, there will be stacks of vintage ladies and gents fashion to choose from, along with homewares, jewellery, vinyl and furniture, all spanning the best vintage decades, from the decadent Art Deco 1920s, to the homespun 1940s, to the bright bold 1980s.

The soundtrack to the day will be vocalist, the Fabulous Miss G, who returns to the Wesley’s super-sized pulpit to sing elegant classics from the likes of Etta James, Dusty Springfield and Amy Winehouse. Sharing the pulpit will be The Swing Kids, a breath-taking swing dance duo who captivated audiences at the last Harrogate Vintage Fair in November.

Dressed to impress at the Harrogate Vintage Fair
Swing dancing is a group of dances that developed with the jazz music of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. During the swing era there were hundreds of styles of swing dancing, but those that have survived to today are mainly the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and Charleston – with the most well-known of these dances being the Lindy Hop (think fun, aerobic partner dancing) which originated in Harlem in the early 1930s, and was so called after Charles Lindberg’s historical flight (or hop!) to Paris in 1927.

For anyone wanting to try their hand at swing dancing, The Swing Kids will also be performing just outside the front of the Wesley Centre, with an open invitation to experienced and novice swing dancers to join in their mini swing dance ‘social’. Booking not necessary and dance instruction gladly provided if required.

And remember, there’s no need to dress up vintage to enjoy all the fun, but for those who do Yorkshire Vintage Fairs will be offering a prize for the best dressed.

#HaveFun #LookFabulous #Vintage

For further information about the event please visit; www.yorkshirevintagefairs.com
*1millionwomen

Other dates for your vintage address book:
Festival of Vintage
Saturday April 21st to Sunday April 22nd
www.discovervintage.co.uk

Chic Vintique
Sunday May 6th to Monday May 7th
louiselewis.co.uk

The Hebden Bridge Vintage Fair
Saturday May 12th to Sunday May 13th
www.yorkshirevintagefairs.com

The Great Seaside Vintage Fair
Saturday July 21st to Sunday July 22nd
www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk

Vintage Fair @Square Chapel Arts
September 8th
www.yorkshirevintagefairs.com

Also by Victoria Benn...
Learn To Swing Dance At Vintage At Square Chapel Arts Centre
Yorkshire's Top Chefs At Grassington Festival This Sunday
All The Fun Of Vintage Fair In Sunny Hebden Bridge
Vintage And Folk Roots Mix It Up In Hebden Bridge
All Singing And All Dancing!


Spring Into Vintage, 29th March 2018, 9:42 AM