Dundee Jamboree featuring N_ilk: Craft Gets Its Groove On!

Article by Frances Spencer | 26 Aug 2010

Lovers of all things crafty are in for a treat this month with a one off collaboration of crafts and live music at the Dundee Botanic Gardens. Run by N_ilk this micro-festival ensures you can peruse the latest creations by Dundee’s finest artists, courtesy of the Dundee Jamboree, while enjoying some laid-back beats.

The glasshouse in the Dundee Botanics will be transformed into a haven of vintage lifestyle accessories and crafty homewares within the green leaves; if the weather's nice they might even move things outside! Mingle with artists, designers and makers as you search through handmade fashion accessories and textiles to find something truly unique, while the live music provides the soundtrack to your day.

The urban craft movement has been gathering momentum for the last few years encouraging us to swap our spending for mending and our consuming for creating. The Dundee Jamboree is run by Jen Collins, Nikki McWilliams and Lauren Gentry. This tremendous trio are bringing the traditional craft fair to a whole new level by staging special events that are contemporary, relaxed and give the creative community of Dundee a chance to get involved, enjoy themselves, and sell their work.

The festival, which takes place on 11 September from 3.30-10pm, is filled with our favourite independent designers Rosie Barthram, Hilary Grant and the fabulous Tights For Sore Eyes. There’ll also be an acoustic stage with ambient and electronic tunes by Loops Haunt, Noiserv, Esperi, The Village Orchestra, Point to C & Jo Foster. [Frances Spencer]



www.ioftenwonder.co.uk-Rosie Barthram

www.thingsilikethingsido.blogspot.com Hilary Grant