Priscilla Robinson’s charity shop has a home! Help Me! Help Me! is taking place from September 23 to 26, as part of Absolut Fringe. No ticket necessary, pop in to Smock Alley Court (former Smock Alley Cafe) between 12 noon and 5pm for a browse or a chat (if you happen to be there for 3pm, you will be treated to a tea and cake!). Wonder what you might find in the shop? I don’t want to give anything away, but check out Priscilla’s fabulous Treasure on her blog www.helpmehelpme.com (I love the pink bra and Eeyore).
(The following is taken from Priscilla Robinson’s Help Me! Help Me! charity shop blog with her kind permission).
The great news is we have found a venue for the shop! It will be in the former Smock Alley Café, on Smock Alley Court which is off Parliament Street and really in Dublin 8 although most people think of this area as Dublin 2… Hmm, I think I will add a map.
It’s a lovely space, and used to be a fantastic café. I’m very grateful to Lynsey Ní Rainaill and all in Temple Bar Cultural Trust for letting me use it.
Thanks too to Irene O’Mara from The Performance Corporation (who are producing Help Me! Help Me!) for trying to get hold of various landlords, and to everyone who suggested possible homes: Delwen, Anne- Marie and Tom to name but a few. I can only name a few because my short term memory is getting worse, and will be in shreds by the end of September, so please remind me who you are if you come into the shop and I look dazed and confused.
The Help Me! Help Me! shop will be next to another shop, which sells very attractive merchandise, some of which has been “upcycled”! I think my stuff is more in the “downcycled” category.