Charlie Bears Melbourne Signing Event April 2020
We are so excited to announce Lovely Bears will be hosting Charlie Bears Melbourne Signing Event.
When : Sunday the 19th of April 2020 between 1pm & 5 pm.
Where : Mount Martha House Community Centre. 466 Esplanade, Mount Martha Vic 3934.
Parking Options : Mount Martha House, local Esplanade & Foreshore parking or park behind the Mount Martha Shops and enjoy a five minute stroll to Mount Martha House.
Join us on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula to have the bear-illiant opportunity to see Charlotte & William Morris the co-founders of Charlie Bears.
Charlie Bears will also be releasing & signing an exclusive new bear on the day for this Beary special occasion.
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A Guide To the signing event posted by Will :)
A Guide to signing events
If you have never attended a signing event before here are a few answers to regularly asked questions and a few hints and tips of what to expect and how to make your day as fun as possible.
1) Will there be a special signing event bear at each event?
Yes there will be 5 special exclusive signing bears in total to collect – you can collect all 5 or just one that’s up to you but here is a list of where they will all be available to help you plan your year if you decide to collect more than one and possibly even attend more than one event. (sorry I cant give you any more details on each bear as that is a closely guarded secret)
18th April Teddy Bear Shop Adelaide, SA Australia Bear1
19th April Lovely Bears Melbourne, VIC Australia Bear 2
25th April Good Ole Country Echuca, VIC Australia Bear 3
26th April Nanas Brooklands Australia Bear 4
16th May Charlie Bears Belfast UK Bear 2
17th May The Bear Garden Guildford UK Bear 1
30th May Stonegate Teddies York UK Bear 2
31st May Charlie Bears Edinburgh UK Bear 1
1st Aug The Toy Shoppe Richmond VA USA Bear 1
8th Aug Whimsical Wagon Colorado USA Bear 4
26th Sep The Bear Shop Norwich UK Bear 4
3rd Oct Cheshire Bear Co Nantwich UK Bear 3
17th Oct Teddy Paradis Frankfurt Germany Bear 1,2,3,4
1st Nov Beacons Glow Texas USA Bear 2
7th Nov Charlie Bears Florida USA Bear 1,2,3,4
14th Nov Charlie Bears Launceston UK Bear1,2,3,4
2) If I miss out on an event will I still be able to buy online?
We would love to see you at an event however if you cannot make it then please send a wishlist email email@example.com and as soon as all the events have finished we can match you up with bears looking for homes (please note we may not be able to guarantee your first choice although we will do our very best)
3) Should I contact the event prior to attending?
This is always really good practice to find out more specific details about their event (refreshments, timings, facilities, access etc.) but also to let the event organiser know that you would like to attend and how many will be in your party – this way they can gauge how busy the event will be and what they will need for refreshments, how to manage the queue and more importantly make sure they have enough signing bears for everyone who will be attending !!
4) Will Charlie sign bears that we haven’t bought on the day and how much time will I get to have a chat with Charlie and Will?
This very much depends on the size of the queue on the day and how many people attend each event but in many cases signing two extra tags that you have brought from home (PLEASE DO NOT BRING THE BEARS AS WELL) together with bears purchased on the day isn’t a problem however we need to be mindful of everyone in the queue and make sure we can get through the whole queue by the time we have to leave (please note we often have to scoot away to get to another event). We love to have a chat and also have our picture taken and the team will guide you on the day.
5) Does Will Bite?
Yes so be very careful !!! – only kidding the day is all about having fun and meeting with like minded collectors so please just come along and enjoy the day we will have lots of giggles and create many fond memories.
6) Will I have to queue?
Each event is very different but essentially yes there will be an element of queuing at every event – some operate time slots, some standard queuing dealt with on a first come first served basis and others a seated queue – we try to manage the queue as efficiently as possible at each location so as to get through as many collectors as possible within the time frame whilst still being able to have a good chat, please just “bear with us” and we will get to everyone !
7) Will I find any hidden treasures at these events?
I have personally lost count of the number of times I have seen most wanted bears and characters snuggled away on a retailers shelf and so yes in many cases there will be many hidden treasures and a bear waiting just for you.
8) When will your next signing events be?
We usually hold a signing tour every 5 years with our last global tour being in 2015 so it could be 2025 before we are back out on the road again.