Being a small and independent business we know the reality out there. As much we would like to have our own shop, with the current sky high rent prices and rates it becomes virtually impossible and even long standing and traditional businesses are struggling to stay afloat. Contributing further to the 'decline of the high-street' online businesses are taking over and its never been easier to set up your own website, hence the fact you are reading my words on our own website and very own blog post.
However easy it is to make a purchase online, though, we firmly believe that to grow a business you need face to face contact with your customers and that a good reputation can't be built only from behind a screen and an efficient postal service.
That's when Markets come in to the equation...
To celebrate World Poetry Day here's something from our own poet in residence. Enjoy!
In what seem like a life of toil and trouble,
The young child from within comes to burst the old bubble
He pops his head out, to see what's in store
A new life has begun, of that he is sure
With a heart full of passion and no limits in sight
He re-enters the world
Like an angel in flight
For any which way he knows he can turn
He's now wise to the light and he knows it can burn.
In 1939 the War Artists Advisory Committee (WAAC) was established and under the guidance of The National Gallery Director, Kenneth Clark, artists were selected to create images for propaganda via posters and pamphlets. Not only did this enable the artists to create a powerful visual and personal record of the wars effect at home and on the front line, it also allowed each artists work to be preserved and showcase their talents. By 1945 the collection had reached over 5500 works.