I wrote a bit last week about the upcoming Levenshulme Market Fair (not to be confused with the Street Market on 25th March. Honestly, no markets for ages and then two come along at once) with the promise to write more soo. Luckily the lovely Emily Pitts has furnished me with a few more details now so here goes:
The idea evolved from a collaborative approach to bringing people into Inspire and creating a place that is owned by the community. Having run a craft fair in Whalley Range before Christmas, Emily felt there was scope for Inspire to become a venue for a monthly event. Staff at Inspire and the Bubble Cafe were already thinking along the same lines, so heads were brought together and the Market Fair is now a reality. Emily said: 'The fair will be a real celebration of what Levenshulme and Manchester has to offer. We've worked to bring together high quality produce and goods and it's going to be a great success. The venue is amazing - a testament to partnership working.' Louise Penfold, Manager of the Bubble Cafe, which is a Community Interest Company, is thrilled to be involved in the partnership: 'We're enjoying being a part of Inspire and bringing locally sourced home-cooked food to the people here. I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than mooching around lovely craft stalls with a cup of tea and a home-made chocolate brownie'.
Well-known local artist Laurie Pink is just one of the esteemed stall holders who will be at the Fair selling gifts, drawings and badges - starting at only £1.00. The event is free and everyone is welcome. There will be things for all the family including badge-making and drawing for children.
If you'd like more information you can find out more by ringing Emily on 07870 360213 or checking out the website.