We’re Baaaaaaaaack! This Saturday June 2nd The Dalston Darlings W.I are hosting a tent at Field Day once again. Putting our very own spin on the Jubilee we’ve created “The Royal Huntsman Lodge”. Think Her Majesty at Balmoral, hunting and corgis …. but on a more psychedelic tip! We’ve an action packed programme of fun and games, make-up and mayhem and a big dollop of burlesque thrown in for good measure.
Décor is supplied by the amazingly talented Lauren Baker Mosaics who specialises in creating contemporary and unique mosaic designs. Lauren Baker gives life back to perished animals and her work is inspired by the power of nature, afterlife and mythological, magical creatures. Each gold plated deer skull which will be adorning the walls of our Lodge is carefully and ethically sourced and each one comes with a story.
Our very own W.I committee member Sarah will have a stall selling her fantastic collection of upcycled vintage homewares, pillowcases, neon doilies and cushions to make you go ‘wow I want that … I have to have that’!
To ensure you’re Field Day fabulous we have an amazing array of make-up, hair and nail artists who will be on hand to create your perfect festival look. Including nail art by ‘Fashwah Robots’! and make-up artist extraordinaire Anna Wild who has worked for the likes of Marie-Claire, Chapel Club, and recently at Rio Carnival! Anna will also be selling ‘look at me lashes’ by Shimmer Twins to give you stand out style and get you noticed. Finally we’ll have temporary dip-dyes so come and take the plunge and get pink hair for the day!
We’ll be selling teas and treats handmade by us ladies from the Dalston Darlings Women’s Institute and very kindly supplied by local cafes including Mouse & deLotz, Dalston Superstore, The Haggerston, Le Parc Deli, The Crimson Heart and The Tea Rooms in Stoke Newington to name but a few. There’ll be tables and chairs to get comfy, enjoy the festivities and take your tea and cake in style.
Oh and there’s a raffle with exciting prizes up for grabs all donated by some great local businesses with proceeds going to our elected local charity, the Nia Project – dedicated to ending violence against women and children.
Finally for those of you wanting to learn the art of burlesque the unstoppable tornado that is Khandie Khisses and who is very often dubbed the ‘Queen of Burlesque’, will be giving mini lessons for free throughout the day and a very special performance that you really shouldn’t miss. Pop on by to meet one of our favourite Dalston Darlings speakers and all round ace bird.
We’ll be open from midday until 6pm and can’t wait to see you there.