16 May Some of our Top Picks from LYLM2018
So many events taking place during Love Your Local Market Fortnight 2018 and here is just a taste!
MS MARKLE ON THE MARKETS, Thursday 17th May
WARRINGTON, STOCKPORT & BLACKBURN MARKETS
On the eve of the wedding of HRH Prince Harry to Meghan Markle there will be a patriotic celebratory theme in the North West. The UK’s top look-alikes take a royal tour of the region popping in at Warrington, Stockport and Blackburn Markets on a VIP tour to surprise traders and customers two days before the big day.
BURNHAM-ON-SEA, SEDGEMOOR, Saturday 26th May, 9am – 4pm
eat:Festivals present a locally focussed, award winning food and drink festival in this cheery seaside town. Expect over 140 fantastic food and drink producers with The Retreat Demo Stage, Hawksmoor Cookery School, entertainment, music, tractors and livestock. New traders benefit from the bursary sponsored by Thatchers Cider.
DURHAM MARKET, Friday 18th May, 4pm – 9pm
The Full Moon Market is a family-friendly, evening street food market which brings together a wide choice of street food vendors all in one place as well as live music from local artists. Discover the world on a plate. Great for kids, students, colleagues after work, families and friends heading out for the evening.
SURREY STREET MARKET, CROYDON, 17th – 31st May
Local Business Studies students have been invited to trial a market platform for selling goods which will integrate classroom learning with real life business trading experience. The taster day initiative involves inviting startups and entrepreneurs to trial a market environment for just £10 per day.
BURY ST EDMUNDS, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, Saturday 26th May, 10am – 4pm
Schools in West Suffolk have been working with Bury St Edmunds Market on a project which uses the market to enhance art, history and business studies. There will be stalls of the children’s artwork, hat making workshops, a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and a pop up market museum. The pupils will be serving afternoon tea to elderly residents who will be sharing their memories and photos which have been shared by the public.
PENKRIDGE DAY MARKET, SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE, Saturdays 26th & 30th May, 9am – 3pm
Penkridge Days in South Staffordshire invite local businesses to take a free 10 foot pitch on Penkridge Market to help support and promote the wide range of businesses, shops and community groups.
STEWART PARK FOOD FESTIVAL, MIDDLESBROUGH, Sunday 27th May, 9am – 3pm
Over 50 fantastic food heroes – independent local food and drink producers will take part in Picnic in the Park at the Stewart Park Food Festival in historic parkland.
KESWICK MARKET, ALLERDALE, CUMBRIA, Saturday 26th May, 10.30am – 3.30pm
Groupe Geraud have organised a Superhero Day with traders in costume, a puppet show, superhero mascots, local singers, face painting, a treasure hunt, stilt walkers, fancy dress competition and giveaways.
BALLYCASTLE, NORTHERN IRELAND, Saturday 26th May, 11am
Naturally North Coast and Glens award winning specialist market team will bring their touring markets to the Rathlin Sound Maritime Festival celebrating cultural and heritage activities in Ballycastle and Rathlin Island. The food and craft market will be at the centre of a day of activities including scenic guided walks, talks and tours, exhibitions and demonstrations, friendly giants, tall ships and Viking ships.