Sherston pop up so good it may pop up again
INSTANT shops, takeaways and studios popped up all over Sherston as it staged the country’s first pop up village.
Over the space of three days last weekend residents did everything from running sweet, cake or drinks stalls to hosting drama sessions, beauty treatments or knitting bees.
A family in Brook Hill sold more than 100 burgers from their front garden. The Easton Town pop up curry house was supposed to run between 6pm and 8pm, but there were queues down the street at 5.30pm and it was sold out at 6.10pm.
Esme and Frankie Palmer running a Cakes R Us pup up from a stand built by their dad raised an impressive £312 after a week of baking.
Organiser Kirsty Strachan said: “It went brilliantly. There was such support for it in the village. Every single pop up was busy. They were having a great time.”
A total of 40 pop ups were on the programme, ranging from a pop up pony giving children the chance to groom and plait a pony, to a chilli eating contest “There were lots of “only in Sherston moments,” said Kirsty. “It was just a really, really crazy weekend. Every one of the pop ups worked so hard and they all made their pop ups totally individual.”
“I have met so many people in Sherston that I knew by face but didn’t know by name. Everyone met people from different parts of the village.”
It was too early to know how much had been raised for the school, pre-school and toddler group but “it is in the thousands.”
She added that some were already talking about ideas for next time. “Maybe if people want to do it again, if there’s a will to do it, you never know.”