Posts Tagged ‘Montpellier Quarter’

Hollywood comes to Harrogate

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

The beautiful Montpellier Quarter of Harrogate has seen some changes over the last couple of days, as a film crew has rolled into town!

The cobbled, picturesque district has been transformed into a part of Switzerland for a new film being shot in Harrogate.

The first clue was a sign saying “Montpellier Street is currently being dressed in preparation for a new film The Hunter’s Prayer, some shop names have been changed for this reason.”

When I went to have a look this morning, the weather was shocking which may explain why no filming was taking place! I walked from the centre of town towards the Crown Hotel, and down Montpellier Street itself towards The Stray. There are no signs of film crews and all their paraphernalia if approaching from that direction, so I really felt as though I was walking down a lovely cobbled Swiss street!

I love how the Slug and Lettuce pub is exhibiting a split personality, Slug on one side, rotisserie on the other!

Once through the Street, though, the full extent of the operation becomes apparent. There are lorries upon lorries upon marquees upon caravans! It really makes you realise how much work and how many people it takes to produce a film.

Here at Chiggs we can’t wait for the film to be released, so we can see our little piece of Switzerland-in-Harrogate in all its glory!

Home & Gift Harrogate

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

July is on it’s way, and that means the Home and Gift 2014 trade show will be hitting Chiggs’s home town of Harrogate.

Home & Gift is a huge event, it takes up all the Halls in the Harrogate International Conference Centre, the Cairn Hotel (with marquees in the grounds) and the Majestic hotel with a number of enormous marquees covering their gardens, too. It covers so much of the town centre, that there is a free shuttle bus running around all the venues.

Organised by Clarion Events, Home & Gift Harrogate features hundreds of exhibitors (over 1,000!) who produce, wholesale or import a variety of products:- design-led and everyday gifts, homewares, jewellery & fashion accessories and greetings & stationery.

Retailers (both with bricks and mortar shops, and those who operate on line web based stores) attend the show looking to buy new lines for their shops, or visit current suppliers to renew old acquaintances and see if there are new products on offer.

Chiggs is not exhibiting at the event, although we are very happy to meet any retailers attending the show to demonstrate our new baby cards, parenting products and Get Well Soon cards over a coffee (or even a Pimms in  the Pimms tent!). Wholesale and trade information is available on the Chiggs website, and there is a trade enquiry form to request the trade price, or any other information.

Although Home & Gift is a serious buying event in any retailer’s calendar, there are various social events during the show, too- there is no escaping from football, as the World Cup Final will be shown on Sunday the 13th of July, after the very civilised sounding ‘Sunday Sun-downer’  event at 6pm the same evening.

Monday the 14th of July sees a pub quiz held at the Cairn Hotel, and the last evening during the show is marked with a  party night at the Revolution Bar.

The show preview popped through the Chiggs postbox a few days ago, and we were delighted to see that local Chiggs stockist Pots 2 Go get a mention in the Harrogate feature- ‘Shopping in the Montpellier Quarter’

Opening Hours

Sunday 13 July 09:00 – 18:00
Monday 14 July 09:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 15 July 09:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 16 July 09:00 – 16:00