A FAIR organised by six Denbigh entrepreneurs on a mission to promote local crafts was a success.
The new group, Rhodd Dinbych (Denbigh’s Gift), organised an artisan fair in July at the Vintage Museum, Cae Dai, to bring forward the region’s finest creators and cultivators of quality craft, produce and artisan skills to promote opportunities for young entrepreneurs.
The fair was an opportunity for the residents of Denbigh and the surrounding villages to taste locally grown produce, listen to up-and-coming musicians, while discovering new rustic crafters with a host of stalls, and the opportunity to view and buy what Denbigh has to offer.
Mair Jones, one of the six entrepreunuers, said: “We eventually decided on the name, Rhodd Dinbych, translated ‘Denbigh’s Gift’, as we are aware that we have many ‘gifted’ and talented people in our community, that need some encouragement to show their ‘wares’ and their talent, including young people.
“Our guests thoroughly enjoyed their day at Cae Dai, from the gasps of surprise by new visitors when seeing the 50’s memorabilia, to the delight of returning visitors seeing how the ‘new’ Museum building has come along.”
The six women, Haf Jones, Yvie Johnson, Heidi Ridder Jones, Nia Lloyd-Jones, Nicola Jones and Mair, would like to rotate the Rhodd Fair around various locations in Denbigh.
Mair said: “From the feedback we have had, it was a profitable day with our guests being tempted to buy the whole range of ‘gifts’ on sale. We were particularly glad to see many young entrepreneurs having the confidence to come along and display their talents and abilities.”
An open mic stage was also open in partnership with Lisa Jones and John Harrington from Denbigh Community College and it was MC’d by Dafydd Cartwright.
The Rhodd Ladies are planning another event which will be in Denbigh Town.
For more information, to share your ideas or wish to have a stall or to sing at the next Rhodd Fair, contact the Facebook page ‘Rhodd Dinbych’ or contact Nia Lloyd- Jones 07919173046 or Heidi Ridder Jones 07793035974.