Finding Hope Street
Author: Daniel Crichton-Rouse
Thursday, 27 September 2007
Taking everything you love about markets and removing everything you don’t, the Hope Street Markets were created out of a genuine love of finding quality products and items fusing art, music and design. The Markets also have live music in the evening, showcasing a host of local independent talent.
Who will you find selling their wares- Expect to see to crème of underground fashion from the likes of Miss Abigail, IMOK, Meet Tyrone, Made By White, Ellenade, Dark Cloud Silver, Fine Cloth, People Like Us. Kara Smith, Heartbreaker, 0049 Design, Munchkismo, Angry Little Fang, Mr Stitch and Friends and the Hope Street Designers Collective.
Amidst the browsing the works of local artisans, you’ll hear the likes of folk/soundscape artist Sui Zhen, Redjayway, Painted Stones, singer-songwriter Red Ghost, sci-fi folk popster Des Miller, Bryan Estepa, Joanna Argall, Rebekah White and alt. country/pop ensemble Hello Beautiful.
SO WHAT EXACTLY IS HOPE STREET-
Hope Street’s not actually a street. HopeStreet is, in fact, an organisation formed in 1983 by the Baptist Churches of NSW and ACT to help those “whose lives are crippled by homelessness, long-term unemployment, sex work, problem gambling, poverty and loss of indigenous culture.” So your presence at the markets will also be helping others as the Markets are not-for-profit with all money raised going to HopeStreet. For more info on HopeStreet visit hopestreet.org.au.
WHAT: Hope Street Markets
WHERE: 182 Campbell St, Surry Hills
WHEN: Saturday 6 October – Sunday 7