Rocky Stocky frog loves all kinds of groovey music, new and old. With their favourite, pink-suited singer, they are celebrating the extraordinary artists who hail from Stockport, as well as those who have performed or recorded in the town.
Proudly sponsored by Floreeda
Floreeda are Bespoke Acrylic manufacturers, our expertise lies in supplying innovative quality products for retail displays, museums, galleries, events and leisure industries. As a celebration of 30 years in business we created 20|30 Vision, a pop up concept store designed to heighten the senses. This is currently situated in “The Hangar” and can be viewed via a 360 virtual tour or in person by appointment. We can manufacture almost anything out of acrylic and work closely with customers, from initial concept through to creation. With our extensive cutting-edge production facilities, we can develop ideas or we can work to a specific brief, to ensure that we deliver within budget, no matter what the size of project. Having invested in state of the art equipment such as large area laser cutting facilities, plus an additional 2 lasers & CMYKW digital flatbed printers. We have the capacity & capability to manufacture prototypes and one off’s too large production runs, and pride ourselves on delivering consistent quality products.
Visual communication within the store environment is key to brand identity. When it comes to design, Floreeda enjoy working with designers & visual merchandisers, we love experimenting with materials & finishes and can offer a vast choice of materials.
As a company we are committed to recycling 100% of our waste acrylic and have been doing this since 1990. Acrylic cannot be recycled along with household plastics, we offer our customers without the resource to recycle their acrylic waste the option to recycle on their behalf.
Lovingly created by Viv Lally
Born and raised in Kent, Viv spent her art foundation year in Canterbury before moving to Manchester, where she achieved a 1st Class BA(Hons) in Printed & Woven Textiles and a MA in Textiles and Fashion.
Viv has lived in the Heatons since 1982, arriving as a student and now having brought up her own children in the area.
After graduating, Viv worked at Vantona and Vymura, designing fabrics and wallcoverings, respectively. She then spent several years as a freelance designer, her work being used by Marks & Spencer, Sandersons, Jeff Banks and Boots (as well as her previous employers), to name just a few. In the early 2000s, Viv produced a range of hand-made costume jewellery which was featured in Marie Claire magazine.
Today, in addition to numerous commissions, including portraits, book covers and beer cans, Viv paints local landmarks and her popular, unique take on music icons, prints of which are sold worldwide through Etsy. Viv is also on Facebook & Instagram @vivianlallyart.