Learn arts and craft skills at our summer special

18 Jun 2019

Community artist Lou Gridley who is working with West Suffolk Council and the Bury St Edmunds Market Traders to organise the Sunday summer mini markets which will feature a variety of arts and crafts alongside market stalls and children's entertainment.

Arts and craft makers will be demonstrating their skills as the first of Sunday summer mini market takes place in Bury St Edmunds.

Shoppers will be able to enjoy a mix of arts and crafts stalls including furniture restorers, printmakers, ceramicists, jewellers and textile artists and learn some of the skills involved at the first mini market from 10am to 4pm on 30 June. There will also be children’s entertainment and a selection of regular market stalls to buy from.

The Summer Special Sunday Mini Market will also be held on 28 July. They have been organised by West Suffolk Council and the Bury St Edmunds Market Traders working together with community artist Lou Gridley.

Cllr Peter Stevens, West Suffolk Council Cabinet member responsible for the markets said: “There are a great number of skilled artists and expert craft makers in the local area producing some wonderful items. This is a chance to watch them in action, learn from them as they demonstrate their skills, and of course buy some great gifts and art work. Come along meet the market makers in the first of our summer special Sundays in Bury St Edmunds.”

Lou Gridley said: “There is a wealth of talented makers within our communities in West Suffolk and the market offers an ideal platform to showcase and promote their creativity and skills. Whether you are fascinated by the methods behind various arts and crafts or are simply looking to shop for some unique items, come along and enjoy this amazing market event.”

West Suffolk Council will soon be launching a free training programme for crafty entrepreneurs looking to start-up a market trading business. Anyone who wants to register their interest should contact sharon.fairweather@westsuffolk.gov.uk


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