Good morning, I have had lots of pm's and emails etc from folks on both sides of the border asking for clarification on the Craft Show/Fair at the Titanic Exhibition Centre next month.Hope fully this will answer some of your questions...
The show has indeed been cancelled. I have been sent a copy of an email which was sent to anyone who had pre bought tickets online. The email is dated "Sep 14, 2015 3:18 PM" and part of it reads..
"Re: Belfast Creative Crafts & Gift Show, TEC, 15 – 17 October 2015
It is with deep regret that, after over 25 years of doing business, I am writing to inform you that Trident Exhibitions Ltd has ceased trading. This means that the Belfast Creative Craft & Gift Show has been cancelled.
For some time the profitability of the Creative Crafts Shows has been diminishing. Despite major changes over the last 6 months, it became clear after the latest event that the company is unable to continue, by virtue of a marked downturn in business.
The company affairs are now to be put in the hands of an Insolvency Practitioner who will be in touch in due course."
Unfortunately I had already had to cancel my demoing there because the dates overlapped with my hospital treatment but I was looking forward to calling in if possible and catching up with as many of you as possible, perhaps on the Saturday. I feel so sorry for all involved, especially those directly employed by the company. It's a sad end.
HOWEVER THE SHOW WHICH IS DUE TO TAKE PLACE IN APRIL 2016 IS NOT AFFECTED AS IT IS ORGANISED AND RUN BY A DIFFERENT COMPANY.
Hopefully that will answer some questions.