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Get your glad rags on

The crowds will flock to the central city plaza in Hastings on Thursday [February 14] to get togged up for the region’s biggest festival of the year.

The Madness in the Mall Art Deco Market is all about getting your hands on authentic, affordable clothes, shoes and accessories - to the tune of great entertainment - for the four-day Art Deco Festival, says Hastings City Business Association board member Natasha Bird.

With the stallholders lined up, as well as the Twin City Stompers, Born to Move, and the Floorless Dance Studio for entertainment, it will be a fantastic day. “There’s always a big crowd with a great vibe at the market, and there is something for everyone. Art Deco is a festival our whole region gets into – a celebration of our history and our culture.”

Mrs Bird says the stallholders are always “fantastic”.

“They have everything from vintage second-hand to new clothes, jewellery and accessories; you can have your makeup and hair done in those amazing art deco styles – so you are all ready for the what is one of our biggest festivals.”

Many of the retailers along the strip also put on their finery, adding to the “incredible atmosphere”.

The market runs from 10am to 8pm, on Thursday, February 14, in the central city plaza, Hastings.

The business association organises the Hastings District Council-funded Madness in the Mall Art Deco Market. “It is an event that adds to the vibrancy of our city – helping to make it a great place to work, shop and do business,” said Mrs Bird. “And that’s what we are all about.”

The Art Deco Festival runs from February 13 to 17.

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