Southwell is delighted to be holding its first ever Teenage Market!

Taking place on Saturday 13th August in the Southwell Minster Palace Gardens, from 10am to 4pm, giving young traders and performers a chance to showcase their creative products and talents for free!.

The Teenage Market is a nationwide initiative which was originally set up by teenage brothers Joe and Tom Barratt in their hometown of Stockport to bring more young people to their town's local market. The events are now delivered across the whole of the UK, supported by the government's High Streets Task Force, and are helping transform town and city centres with the creativity of young people.

Supporters of The Teenage Market include businessman Theo Paphitis, designer Wayne Hemingway and retail guru Mary Portas, who described the initiative as being "unique, innovative and inspiring". The energy, diversity and vibrancy of the young people who take part in Teenage Markets is helping to breathe life back into high streets, town centres and market areas all across the country, with events having being run in over 40 locations.

Getting involved in the event couldn't be simpler. Simply create your trader or performer profile on the Teenage Market website and then apply to take part in the Southwell Teenage Market on 13th August. After you've applied to take part the organisers will be in touch to let you know if you have been allocated a free stall or performance slot.

Co-creator of The Teenage Market, Joe Barratt, said "As events are allowed to return after the pandemic, I'm looking forward to re-establishing our Teenage Market events across the country. Having seen the impact that our events have made on the lives of young people, I'm delighted that Southwell is giving young people a free platform to get their businesses off the ground and showcase their creative talents."

The first ever one day Book Festival will also be taking place on the same day, so there will be plenty to explore there, at the market and in pop-up events throughout the town. Do come along and offer your support to the next generation of potential retailers!

To apply to be a trader or performer visit www.theteenagemarket.co.uk

You can 'Like' The Teenage Market on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @teenage_market

 

Published July 2022