Andover Events Community

Popular local Independent Hosts First Community Event

The Geek Emporium will be hosting GeekFest which will bring together the community to celebrate all things loved and geek.

Opened in December of last year, the much-loved shop has involved itself within the local community at every opportunity, recently allowing young people to gain valuable work experience in the unit it owns in Waterloo Court, in partnership with youth charity DMK Potential.

For its latest venture, The Geek Emporium will be hosting a family- friendly event on Saturday 25th September, from 10am until 3pm, that will showcase a variety of small, independent businesses, most of whom do not hold a unit, rather use their homes as a place of business. The event will also have food stalls, face painting, storytelling sessions and a range of movie cars – something for everyone to enjoy.

Stuart Gatward, the owner of the collectables shop, said, “It has always been a goal to bring events to Andover – because it’s good for the town’s growth, so I am really pleased to able to bring GeekFest to the town”.

The event will take place in the brand new Riverside Park, stretching all the way from the entrance next to Wilko, to the entrance of the Chantry Centre car park. Different stalls will be spread across the event, and children and young people will be able to complete the Geek Trail, where they will collect stickers along the way from the numerous stalls throughout the event, to be able to redeem a goodie bag from the shop on the day, as well as discounts from local indies such as Canto Gelato.

The Geek Emporium has enlisted the help of Dmitrijs Meiksans to organise the event; he has also recently been recruited by Chat Together CIC to run the A-Fest events, held both online and in person. “It is a genuine pleasure to be able to run this event – lots of things to be looking forward to, for everyone to enjoy.” said Dmitrijs.

For more information on how to get to the event, or what to expect, then visit the Geek Emporium Facebook page.

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