Wednesday, 24 July 2013

24/7: Pin Trading at the Anniversary Games

UPDATE 26/7: a busy day at the Olympic Park today. Lots of interest in the pin trading, but once again not many had brought their pins with them. 

Many of the visitors had a chat about pin collecting, and many plan to come again over the weekend. 

So, if you're coming tomorrow, come along and see us in the Spectators Village. 

This week sees athletics return to the Olympic Stadium and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Sainsbury's are hosting the Anniversary Games from Friday 26th until Sunday 28th July.

The organisers have provided a pin trading section in the Spectators' Village, and each day up to 6 pin traders will be there to swap pins with ticket holders.

The pin traders will be in the British Athletics Village marquee within the Spectators' Village. They will be adjacent to the British Athletics merchandise stand.

According to the British Athletics website, the doors open as follows...

4pm on Friday
11am on Saturday
12pm on Sunday

...each day, approximately 3 hours before the sport starts - plenty of time to try some pin trading!

So, if you have tickets to the event this weekend, bring your spare pins with you.

Unfortunately, if you don't have event tickets, then you will not be able to access the pin trading area.

Note, the British Athletics website and the OEQP website links above show different door times!

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

23/7: Pins and Things at Open East Festival

John from Pins and Things has asked me to mention that he'll have a stand at the Open East Festival this weekend in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

He'll be in the Urban Bazaar area and will have some special show offers on the London 2012 retail (including Coca-Cola) pins.

Please let him know you found out via the London Pins blog.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

21/7: Pin Trading at Go Local

A few of us went to the Go Local event in the Olympic Park last Friday. The weather was great and helped to rekindle the memories of last summer. The organisers had given us a great central location in the main arena.

There was lots of interest and a few trades made. Unfortunately, despite the organisers best attempts to publicise the fact we were there using social media, lots of people had not brought their spares with them to trade.

However, it was great to meet lots of people - most of the GamesMakers to have a chat about pins and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Thanks to Bill for the photos...

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Go Local Event - July 19th - Olympic Park

UPDATE. The pin trading tables are next to the Join in tent at GoLocal. 

The organisers of the Go Local event this Friday have invited some pin traders along to host a small pin trading location. 

If you're coming along for the day, then bring any spare pins with you and you may get the chance to fill some gaps in your collections.