Cambridge Night Market It seems that whenever Cambridge Market wins an award, I’m not far behind. Having recently been acknowledged in the NABMA LYLM special recognition awards for introducing the Cambridge Film and Night Market, I went along to the last of the film and food nights to see what they do It was a…

Mansfield Market – Eighteen months on I last visited Mansfield Market in March 2016, just before the market was due to be relaunched. There had been a big investment of £100,000 and the market had been relocated so that all of the stalls now were in one central area, the Market Place and the council…

Following our news story on page six, allow us to introduce all the other remarkable young traders who took part in #NYM2017, showcasing the very best in youth entrepreneurship. Tom (24) of The Cocoa Caravan, came from the Midlands with his £500, vintage limited-edition caravan, which he has spent a lot of money refurbishing and kitting…

It is just over a year since I last visited St Mary’s Indoor Market, situated in St Mary’s Arcade, within St Helens’ Church Square Shopping Centre. At that time, Market Manager Kevin Gavin, was busy recruiting more traders and so I was keen to see what he had achieved. My visit also happened to coincide…

Kirsty Flatt spent the Sunday of the August Bank Holiday visiting this award-winning food and drink festival to see what makes it so special. The festival, which began in 2006 continues to grow and exceed expectations, with over 267,000 visitors this year. The four-day event included demonstrations from local and celebrity chefs, music across two…

The buzz around Leighton Buzzard Sometimes a market relaunch, revamp, regeneration, call it what you may, isn’t without its controversy and none more so than at Leighton Buzzard, where a rather vociferous social media campaign and planned protest march by traders could have disrupted the days’ events. Fortunately, the paths were smoothed through communication between…

Fabulous Fresh Food at Basingstoke Market I always enjoy revisiting markets, seeing the familiar faces along with the new, and observing how the market has grown. It’s been a couple of years since I last visited Hughmark’s Basingstoke Market and there was a real buzz around the place. When I first visited, Hughmark hadn’t long…

Swadlincote Market – Special Recognition for Swadlincote Market Swadlingcote Market was among fourteen worthy winners of a LYLM Special Recognition Award. (See feature on page 59) Kirsty Flatt met up with Market Manager, Simon Wardle and the TIC’s Visitor Manager, Gail Archer, to find out more. The Derbyshire town of Swadlincote, or Swad as it…

A Touch of Frost Gravesend Borough Market is on the hunt for traders to come and join in its four-week extravaganza of Christmas Frost Fairs Gravesend’s popular Christmas events programme is returning for another year. For the first time it’s bringing frost fairs to the market over four weekends.

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