Come to Dan's stall where cardboard boxes overflow with bric-a-brac, old photos, memorabilia, till rolls, ornaments, china, glass, and novels with names like "The Cabaret Girl". Once a week there is a flurry of activity when customers are offered the chance to fill a bag for a pound. What can we make of the treasure in these boxes?
Personal Shopper: Cornucopia! is the culmination of a 3 year project by Katie Etheridge & Simon Persighetti exploring and celebrating the rich network of relationships between shoppers, traders and goods in Kirkgate Market.
In the sensory labyrinth of Leeds Kirkgate Market, Personal Shopper: Cornucopia! is the market in microcosm, a 21st Century Still Life of fruit, fish, textiles, jewellery, frying pans, friends and experiences. Offering a pick-and-mix selection of micro tours led by local shoppers, traders, market enthusiasts and mis-guides, Katie and Simon invite you to navigate the Market through a series of idiosyncratic Personal Shopper tours where poetic, playful and practical insights are intertwined with personal histories, individual passions, and lived experiences.
Details and timings of individual tours are available on the Compass Festival website.
The tours are collected in a new publication: Personal Shopper: A Market Mis-Guide available to buy from the stall.
Commissioned by Compass Festival