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Fashionistas should head for the Vintage Vision fayre in Abergavenny Market Hall on Sunday, November 2nd with catwalk shows, music and a pop-up café.

PowVisitors will be able to browse stalls selling clothing, accessories, homeware – and pick up bargains for the trendy retro look.

“The fayre offers something for vintage lovers, both young and old” said Amanda Peters, Chair and co-founder of Vintage Vision. “There will be a children’s dressing up area, and hopefully, dancing demonstrations throughout the day.

The event takes place between 10am and 4pm with free admission.

Vintage Vision is a not-for-profit social enterprise set up in Abergavenny four years ago. It is run by volunteers and is currently based at a Blaenavon shop organizing classes, fayres, talks and workshops on restyling textiles to prevent them going into landfill. “We work with all kinds of organizations across South Wales and are always happy to try new things.”

Recent stalls were held at the Usk and Monmouth Shows, and at a glamorous Ladies Night at Chepstow Racecourse.

An exciting new project will sell high quality vintage clothes online. “We are in the process of setting up training for volunteers to run the website. If anyone is interested please get in touch,” said Amanda.

HatIn another project, a consignment of children’s dresses is about to be sent out to Sierra Leone through the Swansea-based construction company Dawnus. This follows two ‘Sew a dress for Africa’ events held in Abergavenny and Chepstow. “We asked people to bring in pillowcases which were transformed into dresses with guidance from tutors.”

Their last fashion show was at an event at the Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel and Spa celebrating the work of volunteers. “We will be providing some more fun and entertainment with vintage hair-styling at this year’s GAVO Carers’ Rights Day in November at the Glen-yr-afon Hotel, Usk.

“We are always looking for donations of vintage clothing (anything from 1880 – 1980). Arrangements can be made to collect any items. We are also fascinated by the stories people have, and we encourage people who donate clothes to share their stories with us.

Vintage Vision has also teamed up with Chepstow Photographic Society for a vintage-themed competition with an exhibition at the Herbert Lewis store in Chepstow.

“We have plenty of opportunities for volunteers from modelling to gaining experience in retail,” said Amanda. For details, see , e-mail or please call 07818168955

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