Come & Cosy Up at our Autumfest! Sunday October 12th

On Sunday October 12th at Green Park Station in Bath we bring you “Autumnfest” – a celebration of all things feel-good, from free live music to delicious seasonal food to a whole host of talented designer-makers and artists all under a heritage glass roof. Here’s what’s on…

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Live Music from 11.15am

After the success of their Bath Folk Festival performance at the Bath Artisan Market’s Free Folk Music Sunday in August, young folk trio Kadia are back for a free lunchtime performance. They’ll be bringing their blend of contemporary and folk music and entertain you with everything from their own songs to covers of current pop hits. Remember their version of Katy Perry’s ‘Roar’ in August? Amazing.

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Kadia will be followed by Marick Baxter and friends who will play rousing Irish folk tunes.

Meet a TV star!

Syd from The Stencil Shed. Friendly and famous.
Syd from The Stencil Shed. Friendly and famous.

We’re very pleased to welcome back graffiti artist Luke Hollingsworth, who came second in this year’s Shed of the Year competition that aired on Channel 4. Luke, aka Syd uses his shed as his workshop, hence his business name The Stencil Shed. Find him just inside the foyer door this Sunday and watch his starring performance on the show below.

 

Cider Bar

We’re also delighted to welcome Dorset’s Marshwoodvale Cider to our market on October 12th and looking forward to tasting their Real Cider which is fermented for an average of 6 months and finished in oak barrels – a process that they describe as producing a very satisfying cider with almost all of the sugar fermented out to alcohol. They’ll be bringing their tables and chairs too so you’ll be able to sit and enjoy the music with a lovely glass of the appley stuff.

Dedicated Kids’ Craft Area – with more free activities than usual!

This month we have not one free activity on offer for kids, but three! We’re lucky enough to have three different stalls with a range of paid-for things to do, but that are also offering one free project each too – so little ones can do up to three things for free! Twinkle Rose will be helping kids create collages using out of leaves, paper and paint, Happy Inkers have a range of stencils that kids can use to print with for free on paper and Annie Price is bringing small ceramic pieces in shapes like feet, shoes, hats, hearts, prams, bears that can be painted for free and strung onto ribbon.

Twinkle Rose will teach little ones free leaf art on October 12th
Twinkle Rose will teach little ones free leaf art on October 12th

In addition to the free activities, Twinkle Rose will be teaching jewellery making and have lucky dip bags, Happy Inkers have a range of products from notebooks to T-shirts that can be printed onto and taken home that day and Annie Price will have larger ceramic pieces that can be paid-for and painted to. All from just £3.

Delicious seasonal and artisanal food

As ever the market will be bursting with original and talented traders, especially when it comes to food. Coffee favourites The Greatest Little Coffee Box will be back for their winter residence with us, alongside Natural Flames Wood-Fired Pizza, Henny and Joe’s Bath-made chai, quiches and pies from Chris Cross Deli, brownies from The Vineyards’ Bakery, breads from Winnies’ bakery, tea blends from the Alchemist’s Tea, West Country Fudge and marshmallows from Eat Toast Dunk Me. And of course, there will be our ever impressive range of original art and craft sellers all of whom are hand-picked by us.

What’s not to like? Pop it in your diary and see you there.

 

 

 

 

New Season, New Ideas! Kids’ craft workshops & new stock at our September market!

September: The season of turning leaves, new shoes and back to school. Which is why our September 14th market is packed full of fresh ideas, recipes, designs and inspiration from our stallholders, along with some fabulous on-the-day offers for all ages.

Special Guest: Wiltshire workshop venue @theFarm.

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10% off workshops @theFarm

We’re delighted to welcome @theFarm, a workshop venue in West Wiltshire in the sleepy village of Broughton Gifford, just 20 minutes from Bath. As the name suggests, classes are held in a beautiful old stone farmhouse which creates an informal and relaxed atmosphere – no distractions from the job in hand! There is also plenty of free parking, unlike in the centre of Bath!

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While the atmosphere may be laid-back, all the tutors are highly experienced and offer a range of entertaining but high-quality classes from upholstery to lampshade making to crochet. Click here for further details about what’s on offer. And if you see anything you’d like to try, visit their stall at Green Park Station on September 14th and take advantage of their 10% discount offered exclusively at our market on that day only.

An @theFarm workshop in full swing
Receive 10% off an @theFarm workshop when you book with them at our September 14th event

Kids’ Workshops

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Free kids’ printing workshops

@theFarm are not only offering discounts and information on classes, but will also be running FREE workshops for kids (and adults), who will be able to print using stencils onto paper goodie bags that can then be filled with free treats to take home.

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Bring your little ones to the ‘Paint a Plate’ workshop on September 14th

But @theFarm are not the only ones running kids’ activities. Dorset-based design company Gathered are bringing along their ceramics tutor who will be running kids’ ‘Paint a Plate’ sessions between 12pm and 2pm for just £10 a child. They’ll be able to paint and create under supervision and create something useful and memorable to be kept for ever or given as a gift.

Something for you

If you fancy awakening your creativity then have a go at the free printing sessions with @theFarm, or wander over to Francesca Kay’s stall, where she will show you how to make a personalised letterpress card. Choose a beautiful original letterpress printed letter and a choice of lovely patterned paper to mount it on.The alphabet press used to print this with is about 100 years old, so you will take home a little piece of printing history. £1.50 including envelope – Francesca will be on the main square and the card making will be at her stall.

Make and take home a personalised greetings card made from 100 year old letterpress printed letters
Make and take home a personalised greetings card made from 100 year old letterpress printed letters

We will of course, have our usual amazing array of talented makers and producers who will be displaying their new season stock, ideas and menus including natural cosmetics company Hive Originals who make their products using honey and a new furniture/homeware upcycler, Handsome Vintage, who brings a colourful new look to objects and furniture.

 

Upcycled painted wooden gazelles by Handsome Vintage
Upcycled painted wooden gazelles by Handsome Vintage
Upcycled Ikea cabinet in Handsome Vintage's bright and original designs
Upcycled Ikea cabinet in Handsome Vintage’s bright and original designs

 

Not only that, but the Gathered design company are also offering a further 15% discount on any gift bought from their stall on the day if you quote the word ‘WHIMSICAL’.

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15% off all ‘Gathered’ Co gifts

Food & Drink

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Delicious hot & artisan food

Looking for brunch or lunch? We’re very happy to welcome back The Feastie Boys and their hot sandwiches and Eat Like A Greek’s authentic souvalaki. The Vineyards Bakery will be selling delicious brownies, Chris Cross Deli will have quiches and pies, The Wonky Kitchen will be selling fudge, Winnies Bakery will provide artisan breads and pastries and The Alchemists’ Tea will be over from Wells with their original tea blends.

Come and spend Sunday (14th) with us!