Dublin Flea & Block T Christmas Cracker 2011
Having both just recently won accolades at the Dublin Living Awards 2011, Block T and Dublin Flea Market are teaming up again for another Christmas Cracker of a Market in Smithfield this December 10th & 11th.
This year is going to be even bigger and better as they move into.... BLOCK B... a vacant space directly opposite Block T on Smithfield Square. It will be Dublin’s biggest Christmas Market with 120 stalls spread over Block T and Block B.
Block T will be showcasing the best of Dublin’s Affordable Art with 30 local artists selling their work in addition to the 15 resident artists who have permanent studios in the building.
The studios will be open to the public for the weekend and the art will be accessible to even the tightest of wallets.
Block B will be made up of 90 ‘Flea Market’ stalls with an added Christmas kick. So all the usual bric-a-brac, clothes, furniture and trinkets you would find at the Flea with an injection of Christmas cheer in the form of crafts, creative thinking and off-the beaten-track present buying opportunities. As always the main focus is on small, local, Irish businesses and individuals who are doing great things in Dublin. This will be the most interesting and
enjoyable place to shop for Christmas without going near the highstreet.
There will be christmas trees on sale outside and both locations will have food and music on offer and an area to chill out with a coffee.
Over the weekend we will be collecting for a local Smithfield childrens charity. There will be a christmas tree in Block B that we invite people to leave presents under and a collection will take place over the course of the weekend.
The Block T and Dublin Flea Christmas Cracker is about supporting local artists, producers and small businesses and giving Dublin a truly amazing Christmas Market in a wonderfully underutilised space in the city.
Block T and Block B are located on Haymarket, Smithfield square, D7.
NB. The Regular Dublin Flea Market in Newmarket will take place on December 18th in the usual location at the Dublin Food Co-op, Newmarket , Dublin 8.
The Generator, on Smithfield Square will be the official Bar of the Market, with a party on Saturday night - band TBC
music credit: Locust Toybox - Crawlusc