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Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair 2012: Brick Lane

by eventreporters2012

Art Car Boot Fair 2012: Brick Lane
Perfect Sunday. It is sunny and there is a Car Boot – all sold for a good cause. This was the 9th annual Art Car Boot Fair, back in London Brick Lane’s (on the corner of Buxton Street!)
The 2012 event was on Sunday 27 May between 12-6pm – plenty of time to shop and enjoy all the fun and games. And this year’s line-up hoped to be the best ever! With over 70 artists featuring at the ‘car boot’, including Sir Peter Blake, Polly Morgan, Cornelia Parker and way more…!
It was effective a car park full of arty bargains and goodies – all made especially for this Art Car Boot Fair charity event (which is an Ashton Hayward production, sponsored this year by Vauxhall).
In addition to the art, there was the hotly contested on-the-bonnet snail racing, in-car Scalextrix, plus Bert’s legendary bottom blushers. Yummy food and drink was on offer from Bath Pig, St John Bread and Wine, Rod and Line super scallops, Nude Espresso and Bean about Town. The necessary summer cider was sold at the Cornish Cider Bar.
If the racing wasn’t the thing to rattle your rump, there was plenty of tropical entertainment to match the brief summer climes: Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club had Marawa the Amazing, the Sundae Kups, the Hunga Munga Crew and more, more, more!
The new addition for 2012 was the HANDBAG DISCO! There isn’t enough daytime dancing for our liking so the Art Car Boot Fair came to help rectify this! People made sure they brought some dancing shoes and moves for the Handbag Disco, which was a new twist on pass the parcel. Ticket holders danced around the bags of bags (all disguised, of course) in the centre – when the music stopped (hello pass the parcel!) the dancers get to grab a bag and leave to discover which handbag they’ve nabbed with their footloose feet. All ticket proceeds went towards Just for Kids Law. The bags, by the way, were pre-owned or customised by a designer and/or celebrity!

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