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Toffee Factory hosts British by Design Pop-Up-Shop

Toffee Factory and Design Event are joining forces to present the first ever British by Design pop up shop as part of Ouseburn’s popular Open Studios Weekend.The pop up shop will be located on the ground floor of the Toffee Factory between 10am-5pm Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November.

The British By Design pop up shop will stock a range of items, ideal as Christmas presents for all the family, including jewellery, bookends, birdhouses, prints, textiles, ceramics, clocks and more. British by Design (www.britishbydesign.org) is an online store run by Design Event featuring products that are well made with beautiful aesthetics and character. Many of the products featured are by up and coming designers and are therefore not widely available through other retailers.

Lisa Tolan from Toffee Factory said:

“We wanted to join in with the valley’s popular Ouseburn Open Studios weekend and the Pop Up Shop with British by Design seemed the perfect way. Visitors can also see Toffee Factory’s newest installation of brightly coloured books and objects filling the bookcase in its reception by Interior Design graduate Nicola Miller.“

Karen Nairstone from Design Event added:

“If you are looking for unique and inspiring gifts to spread the Christmas cheer come along to the British by Design Pop Up Shop!“

British by Design’s Pop Up Shop will be at the Toffee Factory, Lower Steenbergs Yard, Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle (enter opposite the Tyne Bar Pub) 10am-5pm on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November during the annual Ouseburn Open Studios event.

Due to its brief and transient nature the pop up shop is unable to take card payments so vistors are recommended to bring cash.

Along with Toffee Factory, this year’s regular hosts, 36 Lime Street, Mushroom Works, Northern Print, Colbalt Studios, The Biscuit Factory and The Biscuit Tin, are also joined this year by Ouse Street Arts Club, a brand new creative venue housed in two converted shipping containers on Ouse Street.

There will be FREE ‘Hop-on, Hop-off’ bus services between venues all weekend with new stops for 2012 at BALTIC, the Sage Gateshead and St. Marys.

For more information see www.toffeefactory.co.uk & www.britishbydesign.org & www.ouseburnopenstudios.org

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Cait Read .

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