The Dark Arts Fayre, a Bizarre Sunday

Fact: This past Sunday, I have been more productive than I usually am. Not only did I do something lady-like on the day of the Lord (appointment booked for radical hair change yay), but I also did my best to actually show up and support someone I know who was exhibiting her art at a local fair.

This event is called the Dark Arts Fayre, an alternative / dark/ macabre artifacts market which is held in various places in London across the year (usually in Bethnal Green). This time around, it was taking place at Nightclub Kolis, a venue which also hosts gigs in the evening under the name ‘ The Lounge 666’.

This was a sign of things to come… literally.

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Fact : I was personally not so impressed this time around, as in my opinion, there were too many DVD stalls and not enough popping, mystical, cool artefacts stalls.

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This dude had some oddities which were interesting but I did not really see anything I’d want to get. I am personally really not a fan of animal bones or taxidermy, they both creep me out. In my mind, the only good bones lay at the bottom of a KFC bucket.

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Additionally, the market was lacking the bling bling aspect and the fun psychic stalls I saw the last time I went to the event. Indeed, the way to my heart is through my fingers, neck and wrists …. BRING ME THE BLING!

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In fact, I was so disappointed that it shows in my photos – they suck. No matter how much editing I am trying to do, you can tell I am not focussing or paying attention to what I am snapping.

PS: I did not focus on that, my camera did.

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I did love these stained glass art pieces though!

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This is Sonia from Drakula Approved whom I went to say ‘Hi i want bling please‘ to.

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Sonia has a petulant assistant called Petunia.

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But Sonia and Petunia make cool stuff together all hand painted !

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The one thing I forgot to mention – which probably put me in that crap mood – is this AWFUL theremine music which was being played LIVE. It sounded like a castrated ghost, trying its hardest to emit ‘booooo’ andΒ  ‘oooooh’ for HOURS.

In fact, I am still in a crappy mood and it is Tuesday !! Fix it Casper !

I do think this event is probably suited to a larger venue but I do understand how hard it is to find decent spaces in London. I can hardly find a spot to park my ass on the London tube in the morning, let alone rental space for artists. Also,Β  from what I understood, the timing wasn’t great to get other vendors to set up a stall, with holidays etc.

Anyway, let’s hope for a better event and some heavy metal shall we?

πŸ–€ThunderellaπŸ–€

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IrregularFiction
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I just spat tea on my keyboard at the sight of the large pink appendage. Perfect post to sit here and procrastinate to, thanks!

You planning on a return to the festival at Whitby any time? I do like their market stalls though I can rarely afford anything.

blackwings666
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Hey Thunderella!

thecailin
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ooh!! i want a stained glass bat!

tom
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Now don’t go too soft on us