Join us on November 9th for a nostalgic day of reflection with free vintage-inspired music, a pop-up vintage tearoom, free paper poppy art for kids and two minutes’ silence at 11am.
Sunday November 9th is Remembrance Sunday – a time to remember those who gave their lives for us – so from 10am we’ll be playing vintage tunes before honouring the 2 minutes’ silence at 11am.
Following that we have free live vintage music until 2pm from vintage singers The Mountain Flowers and swing trio Bartoune, both of whom will add a nostalgic feel to the day alongside our pop-up vintage tearoom where we will be serving tea in china cups and saucers with slices of homemade cake. And our craft tutor The Twinklerose Fairy will be teaching kids free poppy art nearby as well as offering low-cost paid-for art projects too.
If you’re looking for something less sweet then we also have plenty of delicious and wholesome veggie food for lunch including Cafe Dish and the award-winning Gopal’s Curry Shack. Our resident foodies The Feastie Boys and Eat Like A Greek will be there too with both meat and vegetarian options, The Greatest Little Coffee Box will be serving their delicious hot drinks from their converted horsebox and you can buy alcoholic and non-alcoholic fruit drinks from our other converted horsebox trader, The Horsebox Drinkery. (Please note: Marilyn’s Food and The Bath Soup Company are no longer attending).
START CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
And last but not least you’ll be able to start your Christmas shopping in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere as we have over 70 original, beautiful and boutique stalls from jewellery makers to natural skincare sellers to ceramicists, textile artists, artists, designer-makers, fashion designers, candle makers and so much more! And as we are undercover it doesn’t matter what the weather’s doing either. See you there.
We’re very impressed with the innovative way that 15 year old Jake Pember is raising money for a good cause…
Teenagers get a lot of bad press these days but here’s one young entrepreneur who isn’t afraid of hard work. Driven by his goal of raising £4000 for his World Challenge Expedition to Ecuador next year, 15 year old Jake Pember has set up his successful “Scrabbulous” business, making personalised Scrabble art pictures and accessories. A regular at Bath Artisan market over the last few months, Jake has seen his business go from strength to strength.
Jake attributes the popularity of his pictures to their broad appeal and says: “There’s a picture for every occasion and all ages, especially people who are hard to buy for and people seem to really like the personalised angle”. The pictures are also great value ranging from only £14.99 – £19.99 for a bespoke creation. One customer was so happy with her personalised picture she has ordered 12 more for Christmas presents.
In addition to running his Scrabbulous business Jake has two gardening jobs, does babysitting and pet sitting, casual work for a reading charity and “sticking up” for a local skittles team – all whilst studying for his 10 GCSE’s! Jake has raised £2, 300 and is well on his way to meeting his £4 000 target by July when he leaves for Ecuador for the month long expedition where he’ll be helping to build a new schoolroom in a deprived Ecuadorian community.
Jake’s a welcome addition to our market and he says “it’s been a great opportunity for me. It’s helped me reach more customers but more than anything has been a shop window for my business. I have my Facebook page but many people who have come to the stall have said that the Facebook photographs don’t do the pictures justice and they look even better in reality.”