Any event promoter has suffered the palpitations of that last minute skid. The band misses their flight, the venue is double-booked, the fire & safety what? Our long-term buddies at the Dublin Flea Market suffered such a fate yesterday. The people behind the John Player Factory on the South Circular Road told them that they could not use the premises for whatever reason. With a week to go, the hunt is on.
Suggestions floated are wild and varied such as taking over Clery’s to the Tivoli carpark, Collins Barracks or the Fruit & Veg Market in Smithfield. If you do have access to or know of a 2000sq metre space in the city centre then now is your time to speak out or just mail them firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes children there still will be a Christmas without the Flea. However, this has always been a truly great opportunity for the 120 vendors to sell their wares and pocket some money. There are knock-on consequences of it not happening. It behoves us all to ensure no 2000sq metre space remains unconsidered in this quest.