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.

New Management at Dudley Market London market specialists, Tudor Markets, have taken over the management of Dudley Market, which had previously been managed by Dudley Market Traders Ltd. The market, which was part of a multi-million-pound revamp two years ago, is owned by Dudley Council, who appointed Tudor Markets after a ‘robust tender process’ Tudor…

Bulwell Market – Makeover to Bulwell Market Square Bulwell is a Nottinghamshire market town, situated just under five miles north of Nottingham and four miles east of Arnold. A former centre for coalmining  and textiles, the town isn’t far from the Peak District (approximately 30 minutes from Matlock) but doesn’t attract any of the tourist…

Autumn Fair 2017 The season’s largest home and gifting trade event, is gearing up for this year’s show at the NEC from 3-6 September covering, 12 key buying sectors with a plethora of new and well-established designers and brands from across the globe. Boosted by a dynamic and engaging programme of insightful talks on the…