A taste of Coventry’s independent stores at home

To support its tenants, FarGo Village has created a new online shop to bring a taste of Coventry’s independent stores to our homes.

Coventry’s Creative Quarter has postponed some of its popular events following Government advice but is now offering a taste of Coventry’s independent stores at home. 

Following the Government guidelines on COVID-19, FarGo Village has postponed a number of its most popular events and closed the Village until further notice.

To support tenants at the Village and to bring a taste of the top shops to people in isolation, FarGo has created a new online shop for people to continue supporting their favourite local independent stores at home. 

The Spring Makers Market, which was due to bring together the region’s top artists and creators for visitors to purchase quirky handmade gifts and products, has turned into a digital event last month.

Products from more than 30 traders were available to buy; from ceramics, jewellery and prints to laser cutting, woodwork and blacksmithing.

Events planned for April and May have been postponed following Government advice, including the Gin Festival which will now take place on Friday, 9 October and Saturday, 10 October and the Chocolate Festival, which is rescheduled to Saturday, 13 June.

The popular Vegan Festival will now take place on Saturday, 18 July and Sunday, 19, and the Cheese and Chutney event is postponed until Saturday, 20 June, as the perfect Father’s Day celebration. 

Lucy Thompstone, Events Manager at FarGo Village, commented: “Following Government advice, we have made the difficult decision to reschedule our popular events at FarGo for later in the year and close the Village for the foreseeable future. 

“We look forward to welcoming visitors back to FarGo once it is safe to do so, but in the meantime, we are working hard to support our independent businesses in any way we can, which includes the launch of our new online shop.”

For more information on these upcoming events and for FarGo’s online shop, visit fargovillage.co.uk/online-shop/.