Friday, 28 February 2014


I can't believe that it is this time of year again.
Our 'Pop up Shop' starts on it's travels again next week and as you can see we are going to be a little bit busy!

If you would like more details of any of these events please either call us on 01953 851 458 or email

NSPCC Spring Fair - Wymondham
Monday 3rd March - 10am to 2.30pm
Private Event

RNLI Birthday Tea
- Yaxham
Tuesday 4th March - 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Yaxham Village Hall

All welcome to this lovely annual event which starts the season in style

Federation of Essex Women's Institutes County Meeting
Friday 7th March

Private Event

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale hosted by Ditchingham WI
Thursday 13th March at 7.30 pm
Poringland Community Centre

All welcome

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale hosted by Hoxne Pheonix
Tuesday March 18th at 7.30 pm
Hoxne Village Hall

Tickets available in advance

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale hosted by Stowmarket Flower Club
Friday March 21st at 7.30pm
Woolpit Village Hall

Private Event

Fashion Show and Clothing Sale in aid of St Margarets Church, Lyng
Wednesday 26th March at 7.30pm

Lyng Village Hall
All welcome

Dersingham Village Fashion Show and Clothing Sale
Saturday 29th March at 10.30 am
The Church Hall, Dersingham

After a cracking day last autumn we are returning to Dersingham, this time to raise money for village funds.

Cancer Research Shopping Day & Hotfooted Clearance Sale
Monday 31st March from 10 am to 3pm
The Village Hall, Lavenham.

Along with Wishlist and others we will be joining Jo & Dave of Hotfooted for their retirement sale.

Fashion Evening & Clothing Sale
Wednesday 2nd April from 7.30pm to 9.30pm
The Village Hall, Cawston

Private Event

MacMillan Spring Fayre
Thursday 3rd April from 10.30 am to 2pm
Anser Gallows Farm, Anso Corner, Hempstead, Saffron Walden, CB10 2NU

Another opportunity to catch up with Hotfooted's retirement sale as well as ourselves and Wishlist

Coffee Morning & Clothing Sale hosted by Salhouse Evening WI
Saturday April 5th from 10am to Midday
The Jubilee Hall, Lower Road, Salhouse

We can't wait to return to Salhouse - the last time we were there my dad had his boat there - which was many moons ago.
All welcome.

East Herts Red Cross Spring Fair
Thursday 10th April from 10.30pm to 3pm
Bluntswood Hall, Throcking, Nr Buntingford, Herts SG9 9RN

This lovely fair is in it's 28th year and well worth a visit.

East of England Area of NAFAS Diamond Showcase
Friday 11th & Saturday 12th April from 10am to 4pm
Wymondham College

All are welcome to this flower filled weekend. For more information follow the link to

Aylsham Flower Club Open Day
Wednesday 16th April

Private Event

Wymondham WI Fashion Evening
Wednesday 16th April

Private Event

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale hosted by Old Buckenham WI
Thursday 17th April at 7.30 pm
Old Buckenham Village Hall

All welcome

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale hosted by Neatishead WI
Wednesday 23rd April at 2.30pm
The New Victory Hall, Neatishead

All welcome

Lunch, Fashion Show & Shopping at The George
Wednesday April 30th from 11 am
The George Hotel, Swaffham

Tickets £15 to include morning coffee, a two course lunch and afternoon tea. Contact The George Hotel on 01760 721238 for more details.

Shopping Day in aid of LILAC
Wednesday 7th April form 10am to 3pm
Little Plumstead

For more information about this lovely day please call us at the shop on 01953 851458

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale hosted by Bourne Flower Club
Saturday 10th May at 2pm
Bourne Abbey Church Hall, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9LT

All Welcome

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale in aid of Tapping House hosted by Burnham Market WI
Wednesday 14th May at 2pm
Burnham Market Village Hall, Creek St, Burnham Market

All welcome

Ladies Luncheon in aid of St Barnabus Hospice, Boston
Hubbert Bridge Community Cente
Thursday 15th May from 11am to 3.30pm

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale in aid of Mundford Village Hall
Mundford Village Hall
Friday May 16th at 7.30pm

Please call either 03300 100390 or 03300 100391 for more details

Houghton International Horse Trials
Thursday 22nd to Sunday 25th May.
Houghton Hall, Norfolk.

One of our favourite weekends of the year and a great 'Norfolk' day out even if like me you don't know one end of a horse from another!

HotFooted's Final Clearance Sale
Friday 23rd May 10.30am to 3.30pm
Mountnessing Village Hall, Mountnessing.

All Welcome - for more information please call us on 01953 851458

The Suffolk Show
Wednesday & Thursday 28th & 29th May
5th Avenue, Trinity Showground, Ipswich

After two disastrous weather years at this lovely county show we have everything crossed that this year the sun will shine! We will be in the same place as last year on 5th Avenue.

Cookery Dem, Fashion Show & Clothing Sale in aid of Action Medical Research
Tuesday June 3rd at 9.30 am
The Riverside Hotel, Mildenhall

This is the second year that The Riverside is hosting this lovely event.

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale in aid of Witcham Village Hall
Thursday 5th June at 7.30pm
Witcham Village Hall, Gt Witcham nr Ely

Fashion Show and Clothing Sale hosted by Walsham le Willows Bowls Club
Friday 20th June at 7.30pm
Walsham le Willows Village Hall

The Royal Norfolk Show
Wednesday & Thursday 25th & 26th June

Full details to follow...but we are still on Ave 4 and might be trying our hand  in the cookery theatre for a bit ...........

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale in aid of Haughley WI
Wednesday 9th July at 7.30pm
Haughley Village Hall

The Sandringham Flower Show
The Sandringham Estate
Wednesday 30th July

We are on the move again this year but will let you know where to!

Friday 1st August
Collapse in a heap!

We hope to see you somewhere along the way.
With Best Wishes
The Artichoke Girls


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