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Make the market your destination of choice

18 August 2017

With the last Saturday of the month in August falling on a Bank Holiday weekend, the Makers Market in Swadlincote promises to be an extra special event this month.

Councillor Michael Stanton, chairman of South Derbyshire District Council, with Clare Chalmers at Curly Magpie and Friends

Andy B Goode, who was very well received when he made an appearance earlier in the year, will be performing during the day, rock ‘n’ rolling the town with epic hits by perennial favourites such as Chuck Berry, Dean Martin and Elvis as well as more up-to-date numbers by Michael Buble.

Alongside the live entertainment will be arts, crafts, food and drink traders, makers and designers, giving everyone a chance to buy individual items not usually seen in a typical high street.

Stalls offering everything from locally produced wines and jams to handmade children’s clothes, knitted gifts and vintage memorabilia will sit alongside the traditional Saturday market.

Co-organised by Curly Magpie and Friends and Swadlincote Markets, the Makers Market takes place from 9am to 4pm on Saturday 26 August 2017 in the High Street.

With free entry and free parking, it’s an ideal bank holiday destination.

South Derbyshire District Council Chairman Councillor Michael Stanton, who was at Curly Magpie and Friends to speak to organisers ahead of the big day, said:

“The Makers Market is proving a popular addition to the South Derbyshire calendar. It is attracting lots of attention thanks to the high-quality and unique goods it offers.

“Supporting local businesses is a key aim of the Council and we hope people will come along and support traders from the area too.”

Anyone interested in booking an arts, crafts, vintage or antique stall can email: info@curlymagpieandfriends.co.uk with food, drink and other stalls being co-ordinated by Simon Wardle, email: simonwardle1@gmail.com or tel: 07879 276243.

People can follow Swadlincote Markets on Facebook.

More information about markets and other events in South Derbyshire is available by calling Swadlincote Tourist Information Centre tel: 01283 222848.