After the success of last year’s Pop Up Shop in The Loreburne Shopping Centre and with all our market festivals cancelled for the foreseeable future, The Guild Dumfries is strongly committed to trying to find ways of continuing to support their community of makers, creatives and producers during these unprecedented times.
The Guild are really excited to announce that we will be hosting our very first collaborative Online Pop-Up Shop between 11am to 3pm on the 27th & 28th June 2020. People with a passion for shopping locally can buy direct from over 40 different small independent businesses, most of whom live and work right here in the region. So why not join us on Facebook and Instagram and spend the weekend with us online, from the comfort and safety of your own home at The Guild Online Pop Up Shop.
During the weekend we'll be showcasing a handpicked and curated selection of over 40 talented makers and home-grown brands from across the region here on the website in our directory, just click the link below.. Shoppers will be able to browse the Online Pop Up Shop directory with each of the independent businesses featured. Click the links to place your orders, commission special gifts, homewares and more. You can also expect a line-up of fun, inspiring, hands on activities, demos, and virtual studio tours throughout the weekend on facebook and instagram.
You can meet the makers and the people behind these small businesses. Some of our makers & producers will even be sharing videos so you can find out a little more about them and where they've been working during the lockdown. They'll be talking through their products, chatting directly to you and answering any questions you have virtually. Obviously, we can't chat in person at the moment, but we hope that this event gives us the opportunity to 'pop up' together online, from home and connect with one another, until we're able to do so in real life once again. Follow the hashtag #theguildpopup to explore and discover the small businesses taking part.
2| Visit our Instagram account and view our IG Stories.
We'll be resharing lots of posts throughout the weekend from our community of makers, creatives, producers and small businesses. So don't forget to follow along!
During the weekend we'll be using our hashtag, so don't forget to explore it over on instagram, just click above, you can discover and find posts by The Guild and all those involved in our very first online event.
So this weekend we've a whole host of events, activities, tours and demos going on at The Guild Online Pop-Up Shop.
Saturday 27th June
11.00AM We go LIVE!
12.30PM Welcome from The Guild | LIVE IG STORIES
12.35PM Just.emily Jewellery | LIVE IG STORIES
12.45PM WeeMake Needle Felting Demo | LIVE IG STORIES
1.15PM Circle Vintage Tour | LIVE IG STORIES
1.35PM Roo Waterhouse Art | IGTV
1.40PM Ninefold Distillery Tour | FACEBOOK
1.50PM Leah Halliday Demo | LIVE IG STORIES
2.20PM The Jam Garden Tour | FACEBOOK
Sunday 28th June
11.00AM We go LIVE for another day!
12.30PM Welcome Back from The Guild | LIVE IG STORIES
12.35PM Copeland Walker Art | LIVE IG STORIES
12.45 PM cloudy_lemonade_jewellery | FACEBOOK
1.10 PM The Wee Shade Shop | LIVE IG STORIES
1.20 PM No Books Were Harmed.co.uk Demo | FACEBOOK
1.30 PM Ninefold Distillery Cocktail Demo | FACEBOOK
1.35PM Solway Silver Studio Tour | LIVE IG STORIES
1.40PM Idiom Storytelling | LIVE IG STORIES & IGTV
1.50PM Drakelaw Pottery Demo | FACEBOOK
1.55PM Lever Photography 1000 Faces | IGTV
2.00PM Delicate Stitches Demo | LIVE IG STORIES
So if you’re a maker, creative, designer, artist, food producer, street food vendor or indie business and keen to find new ways to get your products in front of new customers and gain exposure for your brand, be part of a community of makers and be involved in a social enterprise project, then sign up to our mailing list to find out about news and opportunities!