We wouldn’t dream of leaving the fairy lights off a Christmas market stall – because we know it enhances the customer’s warm, fuzzy feeling about gift buying. So why not decorate your stall at other times too, especially if you regularly sell the same products in the same place – it can help returning customers feel you have something fresh to offer and new customers will be attracted over to browse. We’ve put together a Pinterest gallery to inspire you. For more click here
We’ve bought the gazebos, tried out the walkie talkies and invested in some hi-vis jackets. Yes, after 4 years we’ve finally managed to get some proper grown-up market paraphernalia. We’ve even got some new promo flags.
Why all this now? Because we’re holding our first ever outdoor event on Sunday 28th August and it’s in a BANES council location (Queen Square, Bath), so we want to be loud and very proud of our brand and traders and to give visitors a taste of what they can experience twice a month at Green Park Station. Only there you are undercover. Still, we are praying for dry weather and if the worst comes to the worst…well this is England, we’re all used to a bit of a soggy Summer Sunday…
So if you’re a lover of handmade and locally designed crafts, gifts, art, textiles and clothes or you’re partial to some hot cooked street food, coffee and ice-cream, cut flowers and more come and stroll around Queen Square this Sunday and why not pop down to Green Park Station’s vintage market afterwards? See you there!
We’re happy to have hit August – blue skies, sun, school holidays – and three artisan markets in Bath!
On Sunday August 14th we are hosting free folk sessions by the Bath Folk Festival who will be winding down their week of musical celebrations with us at Green Park Station. We’ll also have our amazing array of independent artisan food and craft traders to delight and inspire you.
The following Sunday August 21st we are putting on a Family DJ at Green Park Station and providing a free craft table for kids. There will also be a selection of artisan stalls and food.
We finish the month at a slightly different location, however – at Bath’s beautiful Queen Square, where we are holding a one-off outdoor special, inviting artisan and independent food and artisan traders to join us. Any traders wanting to apply or visitors wishing to know more, please email us here.
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We’re very excited that Swindon’s Museum of Computing are joining us on Sunday June 12th, bringing with them a whole host of old-school tech to either take you back in time, or intrigue you as to how anyone could ever fit any of it in their pocket (they couldn’t).
You’ll be able to play on one of the very first games consoles- like TV-tennis on a groovy 1970’s Binatone – try your hand on a prehistoric mechanical calculator, relive the 80’s playing Jet Set Willy (not a medical condition…) on an original Sinclair Spectrum and have a go on the original (very large) Game Boy. You’ll also be able to program a LEGO robot, try and work out exactly what a Slide Rule does, play Space Invaders, PAC-MAN and make your own Minecraft Papercraft models to take home with you.
Fancy Dress competition!
Best of all, anyone (of any age) who visits the Museum’s exhibit in dressed as a games character between 10am-3.30pm on the 12th June will receive a free admission ticket to the museum. But the best dressed will also win a super-cool, walking, talking I-Que robot that knows millions of things! Find out more details on the day.
The Museum will be hosting their pop-up show at Green Park Station as part of the Bath Artisan Market from 10am-4pm and absolutely everyone is welcome.
For more information about the volunteer-run museum and its work please visit us on June 12th or go to http://www.museumofcomputing.org.uk/
From June 2016 we will be running two markets per month, with as many special events as we can. Come join us!
Happy new year!
2016 is The Year of the Monkey….. but there’s no monkey business here, just local independent businesses driven by passion, creativity and innovation. So come down to Green Park Station Bath on the second Sunday of every month and see what we’re all about! For all our dates, please click here.
Sunday January 10th 2016
Our first market of the year is on Sunday January 10th, designed to “Beat the Blues”, with a mini-market of quality traders filling the market square and walkway, many of whom will be offering discounts. What’s more we have free live blues market from local band The Curfew Crew from 12pm too, freshly made hot pizza from Natural Flames and hot coffee from Ray & Barb. Seeing as it’s our first ever January market (and first day back in 2016) we’re easing ourselves in and finishing at 3pm. So set your alarm clocks and come and join in – and remember our glass roof means that you can shop whatever the weather.
20% Discounts on Jan 10th!
20% off selected Bohobo Aromatherapies products
20% off selected HejGro preserves, pickles and sauces
And 20% off selected images from Colin Rayner Photography
Here are some of the other traders joining us on January 10th, many of whom will also have various discounts!
Beautifully designed and handmade women’s clothing
Cards and 3D wall art celebrating iconic imagery
Everyone loves the festive season, but artisan makers and producers are particular fans as they really get to show off their skills. Our Christmas markets are on Sunday November 22nd and Sunday December 13th this year, both at Green Park Station in Bath and both with brass band tunes to serenade you while you shop.
Here’s a taste of what’s on offer….
We’re never happier than when we find a new entertainment we can offer kids, so we were really excited to meet Mike Sawyer of Brick Party, whose son Damien regularly trades with us as graphic illustration company, Flab Design.
Mike had been collecting Lego for years but decided to share his passion with today’s youngsters earlier this year, when he launched Brick Party. We are delighted that he is running FREE parties at our markets on September 13th and October 11th 2015 when he’ll be bringing along A LOT of Lego and letting imaginations run wild and will even hand out prizes for those he is particularly impressed with. Come and find him (and his Lego) on the main floor between 11am-3pm.
[Update: Our September 13th party was so successful that Mike was busy building Lego with kids all day – see below for the evidence!]
HOW TO BOOK A PRIVATE LEGO PARTY WITH BRICK PARTY
If you enjoy the party at the market and want to book your own, ring or email Mike to check availability. Once the party is confirmed with us you should then proceed to book the venue, usually a school or church hall or he can come to you if you have enough space. He’ll arrive 30 minutes before the party starts and then lead the event for an hour, leaving plenty of time for food and of course the all important birthday cake.
The most popular parties are:
- Racing Cars – After starting with a few games to get the fingers warmed up we get to build our race cars and race them down the ramp to find the champion.
- Spaceships -Who can build the best spaceship? Use your imagination to make magical creations to take the astronauts out to the depths of space.
Parties cost £145.00 for up to 10 children, maximum 20 children
For more information come to the Bath Artisan Market on September 13th and October 11th between 11am-3pm or visit the Brick Party website.
Read on to find out more about London based fashion line, Masato London, who will be joining us on Sunday April 12th 2015. The label has links to Bath and is fronted by designer Japanese born Masato Jones (pictured). Interview by Carla Stobbs.
Who are you and where are you based?
Masato is a brand based in Paddington, London, that creates T-shirts & sweatshirts that fund our 1st line of women’s & menswear.
Where do you get your inspiration?
The line which we sell in Bath is based on anything that takes my fancy. Usually quirky drawings of animals such as the popular penguin to a Guitar or a Sax. I try to do different designs at different times and hope they like it. The current T-shirt Steer (above) comes from a steer skull, which I tried to make it look not so gruesome.
We will have new T-shirt lines at £25 clearance sweatshirts at £25 & clearance T-shirts at £15.
All our products are limited edition however our best seller of all time is our Penguin sweatshirt (see above).