An eclectic full programme of entertainment has been unveiled for Vintage on the Dock as the festival returns to Liverpool’s waterfront tomorrow (9 July).
Created by designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and their son Jack, the two-day event will take over Albert Dock celebrating 20th Century vintage cool.
With everything from vintage marketplaces and workshops to classic cars and live music and dance in store, Wayne says: “We are very excited with this year’s programme which really does have something for everyone to enjoy.
“We love the idea that an event of this scale can have so much totally free content and be in such a brilliantly accessible location.”
Check out the full programme for the 9-10 July event:
Vintage shopping and style
Curated by Dotty’s Vintage, this year’s market place will be packed with a whole host of fashion, music and homeware items dating back to the 1920s through to the 1990s. The following stalls will be on site:
- Retro Bazaar – Specialises in restoring vintage technology such as record players, phones and radiograms adapted to play mp3s.
- Nick Reed & Lady Jane’s Vintage Bandwagon – Offers original vintage film, music and art gallery posters alongside handpicked 70s clothing including Biba and Ossie Clark.
- Liverpool-based Bijou & Vintage – Sells women’s fashion including bridal wear.
- Bessie B Vintage – Specialises in mid-century hats and handbags and as well as some ‘40s to ‘60s clothing
- Out Of The Past – Trades menswear and accessories.
- Total Eclipse of the Head – The mobile hair salon in a caravan will be recreating music-themed vintage hairstyles.
- Charity Shop DJ – Visitors can flick through the vinyl collection and learn to DJ on the decks.
- How Brave is the Wren – The travelling bookshop will be in town for Sunday’s leg of the festival.
- Chase the Sun Pop-up Photobooth – Providing a chance to play dress-up.
- Russell & Brown Vintage Hair Salon – The team will be selling professional vintage hairdo styling in PANAM.
- Horse Box Face Painting – One to keep the children entertained during the weekend.
Classic car show
Classic cars from all over the country will be in the city for both days of the festival, showcasing timeless vintage automotive design.
Expect vehicles such as a 1969 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, a Bentley S1 Continental and a spot a fully customised 1949 Chevrolet Styleline similar to a model in the hit film ‘Grease’.
Learn a new skill or revive an old one with a host of expert tutors on hand including:
- Vintage letterpress drop-in workshop – Learn the ropes of vintage letterpress printing.
- DIY fabric printing workshop – Inspired by Tate Liverpool’s Francis Bacon: Invisible Rooms exhibition, visitors can create geometric patterns and blocks of colours inspired by the cages and jewel-like colour pallet that Bacon used in his paintings.
- Graffiti workshop with Faunagraphic – Booking is required for this session, which will enable participants to learn the art of graffiti and create an artwork in vibrant colours.
Music and performance
Salthouse Dock restaurants will be serving up vintage lunch while DJs provide the music, and PANAM and Ziferblat will provide some live funk and soul performances across the two days.
Catch the New Power Soul Club on Saturday at PANAM while The Swinging Bricks take the venue’s stage on the Sunday, and the Mersey Belles will be heading for Ziferblat on Sunday.
Meanwhile street performances of the Lindy Hop will come from The Mudflappers while Anthony and Steph take on The Charleston.
Also on Sunday only, Gary ‘Gacko’ Bridgens – the Royal Troubadour of Piel Island will unload his curious cargo of songs, stories and routines around Albert Dock.