Blackpool hosts its first Creative Market

Posted on Thursday 21st October 2021

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Have a fun-filled day of shopping at Blackpool’s Creative Market, featuring a range of Fylde Coast-based artists and makers.

Blackpool Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) cultural programme is due to hold its first event on Saturday 23 October, seeing the Winter Gardens (Floral Hall and Adelaide Street foyer) play host to a range of independent designers, artisans and creatives from across the Fylde Coast!

The first of its kind in Blackpool, the marketplace event, in collaboration with local organisation Aunty Social, will bring together more than 20 invited artists and makers, giving visitors a chance to purchase unique artworks, homeware, fashion and foodie gifts. 

Visitors can explore at their leisure what the Fylde Coast’s talented artists and makers have to offer.

Jessie Crook from Sustainable hair accessory makers That Scrunchie Brand says:

“We can’t wait to be a part of the first Blackpool Creative Market, we have been loving meeting other creatives at markets nearby and it will be extra special to be in the town centre. We hand make scrunchies and are looking forward to meeting new shoppers and showing off our brand new designs.”

Natalie Nicholson runs Seamstressed, a business that produces colourful handmade quirky children’s clothes.

She says:

“I’m thrilled that Seamstressed will be trading at Blackpool Creative Market. It’s great that members of the public are able to support our fabulous local makers and artists at this event. Also, it’ll be a great chance to meet like-minded people and maybe even pick up a few bits and pieces for myself!”

The market is part of Blackpool’s Heritage Action Zone project, a partnership between Blackpool Council and Historic England. The project aims to use Blackpool’s heritage to bring new and diverse visitors to the town centre, giving it a new relevance for both local communities and visitors alike.

It will be a great chance to browse stalls packed with hundreds of unique gifts, homewares and artworks at prices to suit all pockets. Shoppers can get a head start on finding Christmas gifts without having to worry about shipping delays; plus they’ll be supporting local independent artists and businesses that make Blackpool town centre unique.

Posted on Thursday 21st October 2021

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