Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Our lucky last September Pop-Up!

This Sunday 29th of September is the last of our September Pop Ups, and we're closing it in style at the North Melbourne Town Hall as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival!!

The line up for  the day is awesome; we have local acts making music on the main stage, workshops for kids (and the young at heart) with Cartoon Professionals Zoonitoons, a pop up cupcake cafe, a relaxation and Reiki massage stall, and a sea of suitcases selling all sorts of trash and treasure!

There are so many wonderful events on this Fringe. Why not  hang around after the Rummage and see a show or have a drink in the Warren. "Take a chance and see something you have never heard of".

Fringe Club: All The Flavours Of The Fringe
After filling up on the freshest shows from all around the Festival, the place to digest and unwind is the Fringe Club. With music, circus, comedy, colour and a touch of magic, the Fringe Club is the place to kick up your heels and dance the night away. Featuring 12 nights of incredible talent from across the Fringe, you’ll be coming back time and time again to celebrate your Melbourne Fringe Festival experience.

The Warren: The Life of the Underground
A cozy place to call your own, The Warren is the perfect hidey-hole to relax in either before or after a Festival show. Catch up, talk shop and enjoy a White Rabbit with us in this fabulous lair under the floorboards. Find a comfy couch and settle in, or explore the nooks and crannies to discover the unique and engaging installations and performances happening throughout. Brought to you by the wonderful folks at Little Creatures.

Zoonitoons workshop:
Since 1984 Fil and Helen have worked as a team beginning with the comic Zooniverse which was published in the USA and began their career in Hollywood. Working on over 200 episodes of TV and feature animation, they set the style of characters which have entertained millions of children around the world for over 28 years.

This Sunday at Suitcase Rummage, have your child design their own original characters for only $5 per head. Sit them down, so you can wander around and have yourself a good old fashioned haggle! Recommended Ages 7+

For more info go here and to register for a stall go here.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Feature Stallholders @ Melbourne Fringe Festival - Fringe Club Pop Up Rummage!

Next Sunday 29th at the North Melbourne Town Hall you will find many wonderful delights including the beautifully crafted works of Kate Campbell and Vintage Galah! Go here to be a part of the Rummage experience and register for a stall!

Kate Campell Designs - Kate is a Melbourne based jewellery designer working in sterling silver with a focus on nature and reframing the definition of precious. Kate uses recycled brass and silver in jewellery pieces and makes everything at her studio in Northcote.

Vintage Galah - Turning Trash Into Treasure. Born from a love of finding vintage fabrics in op shops and at the same time, fatigue of mass produced fanbrics, Vintage Galah takes the unwanted and creates new accessories, homewares and softies.
Almost all of the marterials Dee uses are thrifted from Melbourne's op shops and then lovingly sewn together at home in Thornbury.

Recently Dee and Kate have launched Northern Regards Artisan Market. An atmospheric market in Melbourne's north......with beer !
Taking place at Norhtcote Social Club on Northcote's thriving High Street, Nortern Regards Artisan Market brings together local artisans with SUSTAINABLE wares. Wether it's in the techniques or materials they use, all our stallholders have a strong commitment to sustainability.
And did we mention the beer? Not just located in a pub, Northern Regards brings local craft beer/boutiques wineries to market with free samples. Throw in good food and music and you have the perfect Saturday afternoon.
Next market is November 2nd at 301 High Street Northcote.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Suitcase Rummage @ Melbourne Fringe Festival - Fringe Club

This coming Sunday, Suitcase Rummage will be hosting the last of the September Pop Ups and it's going to be a doozy. Housed at the North Melbourne Town Hall and part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival, there will be live music on the grand stage and it is with great pleasure we introduce you to our awesome local musicians....

Will Tait & Friends
Will Tait (aka Captain Tait from 8Foot Felix) steers this ship from the Rhodes, and his voices glides from Tom Waits to Vaudeville with many tasty tangents on the way. 

The Marville Family
Peter Somerville on banjo, Ewen Baker on fiddle, Jeff Arnold on bass, Fran Martin on tenor guitar, in an echoey kitchen in Thornbury.

Peny Bohan
Not a newcomer to the music scene, Peny Bohan's knack for singer-songwriting was discovered after years of playing and studying Horn. Time out due to a physical hiccup allowed Peny many hours to get creative; who knew a couple of months in a neck-brace could turn out to turn out to be a good thing!
You may stumble across her on stage telling her stories and sweetly rambling about her day.
Sit a while with her and you will learn of the affectionate and oft-times passionate way she views her world. Peny delivers sass with an outwardly sweet persona whilst hinting at the sultry, cheeky and seductive soulful singer within.

Pepperjack is the solo project of indie-folk songwriter, Lauren Moore. Her music is characterised by lyrical density and honest subject matter. Despite having a full band, these songs are stripped back for the live show until they're practically naked. Pepperjack's songs feature delicate instrumentation and soft vocals, unexpectedly building to a new level as the frontwoman is practically shouting in desperation over the crashing of cymbals and haunting basslines. Dark and honest - you will find Pepperjack's new EP an intriguing listen.

Kate Ferguson
Playing a blend of country folk, 90s, pop, and alt rock tunes, I play both solo, and as part of the duo The Andrew Daddo Experience with Simon Burns.

For more info on Suitcase Rummage @ Melbourne Fringe Festival - Fringe Club, go here. To be a part of the Rummage Experience, register for a stall here.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Suitcase Rummage @ Darebin Music Feast: plan of attack!!

This Saturday Suitcase Rummage will be in the stunning art-deco Northcote Town Hall as part of Melbourne’s thriving music community festival, Darebin Music Feast 2013!

The glorious Northcote Town Hall will play host to some of the most exciting and innovative performances this festival and Saturday is going to be jam packed all day and into the eve with music, markets, food, wine, performance, workshops and more!

So here's the lowdown; we've got a plan Stan and you're invited to hitch a lift on our bandwagon...

10am - Breakfast at any of the many awesome Cafes on High.

11am - A leisurely stroll to Northcote Town Hall where Suitcase Rummage runs until 4pm. You will find bric-a-brac, bits n bobs, hand-made, second-hand, recycled, up cycled, clothing, records, books, artwork, name it! Come for a bargain, a swap, or an old fashioned haggle.

From midday - The Bain Marie (the sizzling festival hub bar, with a 200 capacity bar housed in the Northcote Town Hall Civic Square) will present a broad selection of music with heaps of bands, kid friendly lunchtime gigs, Open Decks BYO Vinyl Sessions, community participation events, food trucks, guest speakers, workshops, and music comedy.
Rummage to the sounds of local music, take a break for an 'educational' spirit and wine tasting (or two), Rummage some more....then,
2pm - the PBS Get Up Morning show kicks off, with a live performance of Marieke Hardy’s radio play “Dick and Fanny Make The Rock”.
A spot more Rummaging perhaps before....

3pm - Banana Island is a pop-up green space venue featuring a karaoke caravan cruise ship and the new Go Banana’s Buskers & Community Stage! Pack a picnic and enjoy sundown on the banana loungers or grab a bite from the array of Food Trucks cooking up delicious island treats. Located at the corner of Bayview Street & High Street, a hop, skip and jump from Suitcase Rummage.

Now just when Suitcase Rummage packs up and bumps out, why not hang around for..

4pm Decibels Records Artist Showcase Featuring Miss Eileen & King Lear and Yorque launch their new releases at this special showcase event.

So see you Saturday! If you would like to be involved in the Suitcase Rummage experience, there are a handful of stalls left. Jump in quick and register here:

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Introducing Bron Lewis Designs.....

1. To make over completely.
2. To bring back into existence or use.

This month in Melbourne, Bron Lewis Designs will be gracing ALL THREE of our Rummages. You will find her beautiful and luxurious up cycled home wares at the following places:

THIS SATURDAY Sept 14 Suitcase Rummage @ The Chalice 10am - 4pm
Northcote Uniting Church, 251 High Street Northcote

Sept 21 Suitcase Rummage @ Darebin Music Festival - 10am - 4pm
Northcote Town Hall, 189 High St,Northcote

Sept 28 Suitcase Rummage @ Melbourne Fringe Festival - 10am - 5:30/6pm
Fringe Club - North Melbourne Town Hall521 Queensberry St, North Melbourne

Did you know that if you register for all three Rummages, you'll go into the draw to win a FREE ARTIST PASS for the Melbourne Fringe Festival, which will give you discounts for the Fringe Shows and at the bar!!

So get in quick to register!! Register here: