Welcome to the WOW Marketplace 2019

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Get ready for the WOW Marketplace, returning to Perth Theatre on Saturday the 5th of October 2019 packed with beautiful things made by talented female artists and artisan crafters. From tweed lampshades to eco-friendly jewellery, soy candles and ethical skincare, you will find lots of treats for you - and dare we say some early Christmas shopping ideas!

You'll also find stalls promoting women owned and led organisations and charities who are working hard to help address the gender gap across a number of issues. 

The Marketplace is FREE for all to attend, and will be open from 10am to 5pm as part of the WOW - What Now? event which celebrates women and girls and all that they've achieved.  

FREE CRECHE FACILITY ON THE DAY - please book in advance here >>>


faodail (n.) (Scottish Gaelic)
a lucky find, a found object, a stray treasure

Eco-friendly jewellery created from the stray treasures of coastal Scotland. Unusual, earthy pieces are designed around lucky finds, each with its own unique character.

We up-cycle where possible using remnants of Scotland’s once thriving 18th century pottery industry or stripped back copper electrical wiring, breathing beauty into the abandoned.

Louise McLaren Artist

Louise McLaren is a papercutter and illustrator exploring the magic and turmoil of being human. Each of her designs is produced entirely by hand.

Louise cherishes the character and idiosyncrasies that appear in her work as a result of the process and firmly believes that’s where the beauty and individuality of a hand crafted object lies.

Read our Workdays & Weekends Article with Louise >>>



Get Fit & Fly

Get Fit and Fly is a Pole Fitness and Dance Studio in Perth which hosts a busy timetable of classes including pole fitness, dance, flexibility and personal training. Sessions are taught by passionate women with a wealth of exercise knowledge and a talent for making the most nervous participants feel comfortable. The studio also hosts a variety of dance and creative workshops for women to enjoy and express themselves.

Helen Robertson

Helen has been in the Hair, Beauty & Complementary Therapy business for nearly 40 years and currently works from P20 Perth and Scone. She will be offering mini sessions of Reiki, Indian head massage, free hair & beauty tips and bringing a selection of Crystal Clear Skincare. Booking can also be taken for psychic readings.

Gill's Tropic Skincare

Tropic is an eco concious, Carbon Neutral company with products 100% naturally derived, certified Vegan, cruelty free and gluten free, they have won over 140 awards.

They are aiming to have their entire range refillable by 2020 and every £50 spent with Tropic buys an underprivileged girl across the world a school day, to help give them a future beyond being forced in to child marriage.

Safer, cleaner beauty doing good for the planet as well as your skin. 

Stardust Jewellery, Candles & Gifts

Why Stardust? Because everything is created from Stardust. In fact everything and everyone in the world is. There’s beauty and magic in everything and everyone, you just need to know where to look.

From hand poured soy wax candles and melts to upcycled bottle lamps, everything is unique and hand made with love right here in Perthshire.

Cridhe Ghabhsainn

Mairi MacKay set up a small part time business, Cridhe Ghabhsainn, back in 2013 and since then she has gone to make hundreds of beautiful, high quality items from her home in Perth, using mainly Islay and Harris Tweeds.

A regular at Perth Farmers Market with lampshades, bags, purses and notebooks, Mairi also takes on commissions for re-upholstery and hand knitted items.

Judith Tait - Aromie Design 

Aromie Design was set up by Textile Designer Judith Tait, working from her home studio in Perthshire. After becoming a mother of two, and relocating to Perthshire she set up Aromie Design from her dining room table to utilise her love of craft, printmaking and textile skills, working in the evenings on her products and began selling her work locally.

Judithʼs work uses sourced one off fabrics from Asia, India, New Zealand and Scotland, as well as her own printed fabrics. She is inspired by traditional crafts of the world and the influence of East meets West. She creates gifts for children as well as an ever changing collection of handmade accessories for the home.

WOW Marketplace - Lighthouse Bookshop

Lighthouse Bookshop

Lighthouse is Edinburgh's Radical Bookshop and Scotland's leading politics bookshop. They are an activist, intersectional feminist, antiracist, LGBTQ+ community space championing voices from the margins to mainstream on their shelves and at their events.

They are home to over 10,000 books covering politics to poetry, children's books to graphic novels, and their year-round events program includes the annual Book Fringe and Edinburgh's Radical Book Fair.

Menopause Cafe

A Menopause Café is a pop-up event where people meet to drink tea, eat cake and talk menopause.  There are no experts and no expectations. It’s a space where you know you won’t embarrass anyone by asking questions, telling your story, sharing tips. 

Menopause Cafes are open to everyone regardless of age and gender. We aim to break the taboo around menopause and to help everyone learn more. 

Rowan Consultancy

Rowan enables people to lead more satisfying lives by working in partnership to increase self-awareness, knowledge and skills; benefiting individuals, relationships, teams, workplaces and society.

They do this through:

  • Coaching
  • Counselling for couples, individuals, young people and families
  • Workplace counselling schemes
  • Training in interpersonal skills and leadership
  • Workplace mediation
  • Team facilitation

All of these services are available in Perth and further afield.

Mia Mae Luxury Candles

MiaMae Luxury Candles was launched in 2018 after 3 years of making candles at home. All of their candles and melts are made with 100% soy wax and paraben free fragrances, which are hand poured in small batches.

They supply many local businesses and have a private label service which allows companies to gift clients with their company logo on a candle.

WOW Marketplace - Perthshire Pride

Perthshire Pride

Perthshire Pride is a charity which is developing an LGBT+ inclusive culture within Perthshire. Hosting an annual Pride event; monthly social events; and workshops, we aim to promote Perthshire as a safe place for all, regardless of how you define. 

The 2019 Pride event saw a crowd of more than 7,000 people, and they hope to build on that enthusiasm to make Perthshire a place that is welcome to all.

Perthshire Women's Aid

Committed to supporting women, children & young people throughout Perthshire who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse.

Perthshire Women's Aid has an Advocacy Service and Refuge Accommodation for those most at risk; Children & Young People’s Service; CEDAR (Children Experiencing Domestic Abuse Recovery) to help build relationships after abuse; Counselling & Caledonian Project.

Just call: 01738 639043 or email:contactus@perthwomensaid.org.uk. Lines are open 9.30-4.30, Monday to Friday.

Breast Buddies & Homestart

Breast Buddies is a mum-to-mum peer support service for new mothers. Hannah Dalgety, a local mum who wanted to make things better for others, was at the heart of developing this service. Breast Buddies was launched in Perth and Kinross in 2017 and is run from Home-Start Perth with the support of and in partnership with the NHS.

The idea was to develop peer support for breastfeeding (a concept that we know works well to help mums feel better about breastfeeding and breastfeed for as long as they want to), providing appropriate training for volunteers, listening to what volunteers and mothers want, and to develop online support and a text service to reach more mums.

Supported Lodgings & Edna Lilley

Edna Lilley,  came from the Philippines 16 years ago to live in Perth.  She is very active not only in her local community and church but with the Filipino community across Scotland.  She has just been awarded the Community Pillar Award in the 2019 UK Filipino Leaders Awards for her efforts.  Edna has a passion for arts & crafts using mostly recycling materials and runs a Community Crafty group at her local church. She will be showing her recycled crafts at this stall that she will be sharing with Supported Lodgings.

Supported Lodgings is a service provided by PKC, along with other Local Authorities, to ensure that they meet the needs of unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC).  The majority of the young people are 16 or 17 years old and they may benefit from living with a host family, who could offer a safe and supportive environment for them and Supported Lodgings assist with this.

Booking Free Tickets for WOW - What Now?

WOW What Now? Logo perthAll events are free to attend but you must book tickets to ensure you have a seat! There are three seperate events requiring booking with links below:

  1. Take One Action Film Festival : Book Here >>>
  2. The Big Thinkin including Christina McKelvie Keynote and WOW Bites : Book Here >>>
  3. The Saltire Society's Outstanding Women of Scotland : Book Here >>> 
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