Pop-up community shop opens in St Paul's ahead of 2019 Carnival

Pop-up community shop opens in St Paul's ahead of 2019 Carnival

Posted on: 20 Jun 2019

A selection of the St Paul's Carnival organisers and members of the local community came together this morning to open a Grosvenor Road pop-up shop, selling a wide variety of community-made products from handmade soaps to greetings cards, jewellery and clothes during the build-up to the 2019 Carnival on Saturday 6th July.

Sandra Gordon (left) and her team open the 2019 St Paul's Carnival pop-up shop.

Located next door to Dad's Cabs on Grosvenor road in St Paul's, the pop-up shop was opened this morning by a team made up of members of the St Paul's Carnival CIC, members of the local community and a representative for the local police.

 

Filled with the work of local traders and artists, the shop stocks a range of items including clothing, jewellery, soaps, mugs & water bottles, greetings cards, bags and more, with an emphasis on keeping money in the community and supporting producers in the area.

Some of the products at the 2019 St Paul's Carnival pop-up shop.

The shop will also double up as an impromptu community space and information centre, inviting people to come in and chat or ask questions about the Carnival without the obligation to buy anything.

 

"The St Paul's community is full of creative people," said Christelle Pellecuer, a local Make-up Artist involved with the organisation and opening of the shop "so it's nice to be able to open up a place on our doorstep to showcase their products."

Outside the 2019 St Paul's Carnival pop-up shop.

The St Paul's Carnival 2019 pop-up shop will be open for two-and-a-half weeks from today until the day of the Carnival on Saturday 6th July. If you're in the area and want to take a look, you can find it next door to Dad's Cabs on Grosvenor Road, Bristol BS2 9LP.


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