I have decided that I am going to make a conscious point of not referring to the artisans venture as an ‘arts and crafts fair’ anymore. I find that it just puts off too many people from even considering having a look and finding out more when I use that phrase.
Having done by ‘chugger’ impersonation on Saturday, I found it very difficult to make it sound appealling to the younger studenty and professional types in a single sentence. Those that did stop to give me a chance to explain ‘got it’ straight away and were happy to pop into the venue to check it out, but people have a natural adversion to being stopped on the street and I got a lots of turned up noses when I used the ‘c’ word.
I think I am going to keep it simple and just say the ‘Made by Artisans Show’ – does that do what it says on the tin or am I just kidding myself? Suggestions gratefully received.