The Spring Tour 2020

The Spring Tour 2020

It’s the time of year for us to be on the road again.  We have a very busy season ahead of us which means that hopefully if we can avoid the doughnut diet this year we will be fit & trim by the end of it.

Visitors to our Swaffham shop that travel some distance, please remember to avoid visiting us on a day that the pop up shop is out at an event. If you come to see us on a day when the pop up is ‘in’ you will be able to look at two shops rather than just one.

We hope to meet you at one of our events across East Anglia this Spring. If you would like to us to help you with your fundraising this autumn & beyond please give Sarah a call on 01760 724948, we still have plenty of spaces in our calendar later this year.

So here we go, starting with ….

Fakenham Point to Point – Fakenham Race Course – Saturday March 21st from 11am
Its a while since we have done an outside event but as it is almost on the doorstep we thought we would give it a whirl. As it is probably going to be freezing we will concentrate on jeans & jumpers as well as bags & accessories for this one!

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale hosted by Rickinghall WI at Rickinghall Village Hall -Thursday 26th March from 7pm 
It is a few years since we have been to Rickinghall, so we are delighted to have been invited back. Tickets £5 to include a glass of wine are available in advance by calling Val Goodwin on 01379 890910

NSPCC Spring Fair – Browick Hall, Browick, Wymondham – Monday March 30th 10am to 2pm
By kind invitation of Mrs Sandra Fryer you are all invited to join us at our old hunting ground. Always a lovely event with fabulous cakes!

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale hosted by Rookery Bowls Club, Stowmarket – Friday April 3rd from 7pm
This will be our first visit not only to the bowls club but I think to Stowmarket. We are looking forward to catching up with old friends & new. For more details please contact Jill Lambert on 01449 615474

The George Hotel, Swaffham on Wednesday April 8th from 7pm

Just in time for Easter we are launching our spring/summer collection at The (I think) Fourth Real Housewives of Swaffham Fashion Show. Join us for a glass of fizz & a lot of fun – & bring those credit cards because we want you to buy on the night so we can give a big cheque to this brilliant charity. Tickets £10 available from Artichoke or by calling 01760724948.

Ely Pop Up, Chequer Studio, Chequer Lane, Ely
Friday April 17th – 9.30am to 4pm | Saturday April 18th – 9am to 4pm

We look forward to catching up with our lovely Ely & Cambridgeshire customers at our new venue & bringing with us our new spring/summer collection for you to peruse.

Red Cross Herts Spring Fair – Cottered Village Hall – Tuesday 21st April 10am to 1pm
Another one to look forward to, this time catching up with the lovely ladies of Hertfordshire.

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale at Eaton Golf Club – Wednesday April 22nd at 7pm
A return to Eaton & our only pop up in Norwich this season so put this date in your diary. For further details please give Clair Howell a call on 01603 501503

Fashion Show & Clothing sale in aid of The Plough Share, Beeston – Beeston Village Hall – Monday 27th April at 7pm
We had so much fun at this fashion show when we first did it 18 months ago. The whirlwind that is Louise organised it in about three weeks, she has slightly longer this time! For more details please call Louise on 07918 679670

Saffon Walden Committee MacMillan Cancer Research Spring Fayre, Anser Gallows Farm, Anso Corner, Hempstead, Saffon Walden, CB10 2NU – Wednesday April 29th
All are welcome at this lovely day which takes place in a beautiful converted barn by kind permission of Mrs Kerry Braithwate.

The Dereham & Fakenham Fundraising Groups for MacMillan Cancer Research Afternoon Tea to be held in Longham – from 2.30pm on May 6th 
Private Event. If you would like further details please call us on 01760 724948.

Fashion Show, Lunch & Clothing Sale in aid of The NSPCC at Ravenwood Hall on Tuesday May 12th from 12 noon.
This super lunch is becoming a regular event – if you would like to join us on the day  please give Sue Witham a call on 01449 744059.

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale at The New Victory Hall, Neatishead – Tuesday May 19th at 2.30pm
We are back in Neatishead for our annual visit, this time to raise funds for The New Victory Hall & it’s chosen charity for this year which is mental health. Dolly Newcombe is the lady to call for more details on 01692 536354

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale hosted by Roughton WI at Northrepps Village Hall on Thursday May 21st at 7pm
A first for North Repps but a welcome return to Roughton & District WI. Tickets are £3.50 & available by calling Maureen Wells on 01263 768106

Fashion Show & Clothing Sale in aid of Wyverstone Church, Wyverstone Village Hall on Saturday June 21st at 2.30pm
Our annual visit to Wyverstone but I think it might be our first time in the summer. Always a lot of fun (& the grub is usually good too!). For more information please contact Helen Hardy on 01449 781841

Lunch, Fashion Show & Clothing Sale at The George Hotel Swaffham on Tuesday June 30th
Another firm favourite of ours – for more details please contact The George Hotel on  01760 721238

July 1st 
collapse in a heap!

We hope to meet you somewhere along the way.

If you have a specific request for us to bring a particular garment to one of these events please give us a call on 01760 724948 to order in advance, remembering that we if have to order them in from Germany we need at least two weeks notice.

If for any reason you can’t make it to one of our pop ups but would like to see what we are up to this spring & what items of loveliness we can tempt you with please join our Facebook group Artichoke Girls where we regularly post pictures of items that we have in store & would be happy to send to you with free P & P.

Is the date of our annual Ladies Day. This year we are beside ourselves with excitement as Kit Hesketh Harvey has kindly agreed to be our guest speaker. We are hoping that he will spill the beans about his time with amongst others Joan Collins & HRH Princess Margaret. Tickets will be on sale from early September.

As you can see there is so much to look forward to.
With love
The Artichoke Girls X

Tel : 01760 724948

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