Preview: The Art Car Boot Fair on Brick Lane – May 27 2012

The end of May will see the return of the Vauxhall Art Car Boot Fair to Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery.

The fair, which costs a bargainous £3 to get in, will see a car boots brimming with arty deals, including works especially commissioned for the event.

Organisers promise works by more than 70 international artists, including Sir Peter Blake, Mat Collishaw, Polly Morgan, Tracey Emin’s Emin International, Keith Tyson, Chantal Joffe, Jessica Albarn and Billy Childish.

There’s also a handbag disco – which sounds absolutely amazing on its own – but you could also come away from the dancefloor with an exclusive designer or celebrity handbag. When the music stops, you grab a cotton bag, and it’s a mystery which bag you’ll find inside! Bags have been donated by celebrities and designers including models Sophie Dahl, Jasmine Guinness, Liberty Ross, Daisy Lowe and designers Lulu Guinness, Balenciaga, Barbara Hulanacki, with many more donors to be announced soon.

Last year, artist Tracey Emin, Blur front man Damon Albarn, and designer Pam Hogg were spotted at the event in what must have been the East End’s glitziest car park.

Best of all, you can indulge your arty side and enjoy a dance while raising money for a good cause. All the proceeds go to the Just for Kids Law charity, which gives legal help to young people in difficulty.

The Art Car Boot Fair

£3, 12-6pm, Sunday May 27 2012

Brick Lane Yard, London, E1

Helen Lawson


Shooting Star CHASE, car boot for charity, November 2011

Car boot sales are not only a great way of making extra cash for yourself, they’re also a good way of raising money for charity.

carbooted went to one of the busiest stalls at Chiswick Car Boot Sale and spoke to Lynda Daroga, coordinator of the Richmond branch of Shooting Star CHASE children’s hospice service.

Lynda told us how she and her group raised £45,000 for the charity last year, and that they were hoping to raise hundreds of pounds by selling DVDs, clothes and loads of jewellery at the car boot.

Tom Allsop

Find out more about Shooting Star CHASE here.


Chiswick Car Boot Sale, 6 November 2011, best buys and sells

carbooted went to Chiswick Car Boot Sale to find out what’s selling at the moment and ask people to tell us about their best buys and sells.

Tom Allsop


Fancy ‘booting for a good cause this weekend?

A car boot sale is being held in the staff car park at Epsom Hospital on Sunday 23 October to raise money for the Epsom Medical Equipment fund.

The staff car park is located on Dorking Road and the sale will run from 9am to 12.30pm with refreshments supplied by Burgergrill.

Entry for buyers is by donation to the  fund which has so far raised more than £3 million for the hospital, paying for equipment ranging from CT scanners to pillows.

Kate Lloyd

For more information click here.