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The Galle Fort GOLDEN Galle Pola - 16th Dec

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The Galle Fort GOLDEN Galle Pola - 16th Dec

Everyone who is in the area should drop in at the flea market on the 16th.

http://www.dailynews.lk/2012/12/07/fea20.asp

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1. Re: The Galle Fort GOLDEN Galle Pola - 16th Dec

Here is some more info re. Galle Fort's first flea market - 'Galle Pola' taking place in historic court square - its going to be great!

The community of Galle, in collaboration with the Galle Heritage Foundation, invites you to come and celebrate historic Galle Fort’s time-honoured role as a global cultural and trading hub at the city’s inaugural Golden Flea Market. The market is an open-air, free-for-all bazaar and is taking place on Sunday 16th of December 2012 from 8am until 8pm in beautiful Law Court Square.

Trades people and creative folk from all walks of life will be selling and exhibiting a fantastically eclectic mix of wares including Afghan rugs, Amazonian mosquito repellent, antiques, aromatherapy oils, baby clothes, batik art, beading, books, bric-a-brac, brioche, bunting, canvas art, candles, coconuts, chutneys, Christmas cakes, cards, puddings and decorations, cushions, designer brand t-shirts and dresses, elderflower cordial, fairy lights, handmade soaps, herbs, kids clothes, hand bags, jams, jewelry, lace ware, lamps, mirrors, mince pies, pates, photography, pure organic fair trade food products, puppets (including puppet shows), recycled jewelry and shopping bags, rotis, sweets, teas, toys, vintage clothes and woodwork.

Strollers, shoppers and stallholders from all over the island are welcome and there is no deadline for entry as a vendor. You can just turn up on the day and receive a stall space from the Galle Heritage Foundation in exchange for a 500 LKR donation towards their crucial fund for restoration and preservation of the Fort.

Stall spaces, rental tables (100 rupees for the day), chairs (30 rupees) and a limited supply of umbrellas and sun huts will be available on a first come first serve basis so the earlier you arrive the better.

Please spread the word and come and be part of this exciting trade, community, tourism and Galle Fort heritage-boosting event.

For further information please contact the Galle Heritage Foundation on 091 2246784.

Update Weds 12th Dec:

We are really looking forward to seeing you at this Sunday's inaugural 'Galle Pola' (aka Flea Market) taking place in Law Court Square in Galle Fort from 8 a.m. to 8p.m. Please feel free to forward this message on to anyone you think might want to come.

Thank you to all those who have already helped promote the event including via press releases in Ceylon Today, The Sunday Times, Daily News and Sri Lanka in Style.

Key points for vendors:

ANYONE can come and sell ANYTHING (within reason); this is a good opportunity to clear your home or retail outlet of any clutter or old stock - clothes, antiques, books, art, toys ...

The Galle Heritage Foundation (GHF) will have a representative stationed in the square from 7 a.m. onwards to collect vendors' 500 rupee contributions towards the GHF's fund for restoration and preservation of the fort;

The GHF will issue tickets and spaces in exchange for the contribution on a first come first served basis;

You can bring your own tables and chairs, display racks and sun shades. Rental 3 foot by 3 foot wooden tables (100 rupees), plastic chairs (30 rupees), tablecloths (50 rupees) as well as a limited supply of large rainbow umbrellas (400 rupees) and sun huts of varying sizes will also be available to hire from 0730hrs. Again, all rental gear will be available on a first come first served basis so get to court square early if you can;

If you are unable to man your stall from 8 until 8 either ask a friend or neighbouring stall vendor to cover for you while you take a break or just have a stall for as many hours as you can;

Money belts or the equivalent are recommended to keep your day's takings secure;

Bring as much small change as you can;

The GHF is organising a power supply so the Pola can carry on until after sunset. Most grateful if you can bring lamps and/or fairy lights to help illuminate the stalls.

For further information see the description below or please contact the Galle Heritage Foundation on 091 224 6784.

Many thanks and see you there!

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2. Re: The Galle Fort GOLDEN Galle Pola - 16th Dec

Next Galle Pola / Golden Flea Market is on Sunday 27 January from 8a.m. till 4.30pm in Law Court Square in Galle Fort. All welcome. Contact the Galle Heritage Foundation for more info on 0912246784. See you there.

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4. Re: The Galle Fort GOLDEN Galle Pola - 16th Dec

Is this still happening?

I was a tad bit disappointed....expected something like "The Good Market" in Colombo!

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