Swindon town centre goes retro

By Anita Jaynes on 3 February, 2014

Next month the Brunel shopping Centre will be going back in time to host a vintage and retro extravaganza in Swindon Town Centre.

The two-day event, takes place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd March and will feature displays of vintage cars and motorbikes with over 30 vehicles on show throughout the town centre.  Inside The Brunel itself there will be fashion shows showcasing fashions from all eras, make-up and hair demonstrations plus a night of live music.  A Vintage Marquee on Wharf Green will be packed with stalls selling vintage fashion, bric-a-brac, collectables and jewellery.

The event is organised by The Brunel’s Marketing Manager Jane Stewart who came up with the idea after hearing how popular the Carry on Vintage shop has been since it opened in the centre in 2013.  Jane Stewart said: “There’s a huge interest in all things vintage and retro and shoppers love browsing in Carry on Vintage so I thought it would be a great idea to bring something different to the town centre.  We have received fantastic support and interest from vintage-related groups in the area, it’s going to be a great weekend and we are really pleased with how it’s all coming together”.

Stalls in the Vintage Marquee, (which will be sited on Wharf Green directly outside The Brunel centre), are still available for hire.  All stalls are under cover and cost £35 for one day or £50 for both days.  Anyone interested in taking a stall should contact Rochelle Knowles, 01793 525857 or email rochelle.knowles@thebrunel.co.uk

Bands playing at the live music event in the evening are: Sugar Belles, Josie and The Outlaw, Hot Tin Roofs and Gene Gamble and the Shufflers.  Tickets go on sale for this family friendly event on Monday 10th February, available from the Centre Management Offices, The Brunel at £5 per ticket or £15 for a family ticket (2 adults and 2 children under 16).

More details of the event can be found by visiting: www.thebrunel.co.uk or via Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebrunelswindon