Our next three events!

Have we got a summer packed full of delights for you!

Sunday July 13th with free screenprinting with the Happy Inkers

We’re looking forward to our market this Sunday July 13th as we will be undercover in the centre of the city in a beautiful venue packed full of Bath’s most vibrant and creative sellers. Among our treats this weekend are bespoke lampshade making from Revel Interiors – choose your fabric and see your lampshade made there and then just for you. And if you bring along a T-shirt then the Happy Inkers will show you how to screenprint it for free.

Our  next market Sunday July 13th
Our next market Sunday July 13th

Sunday August 10th – Free Folk Music Sunday with the Bath Folk Festival!

Our August market is just as exciting, especially because we have a whole day full of free live music!

Last year’s collaboration between the market and festival was a great success and drew large crowds who were especially entertained by youthful ceilidh band Threepenny Bit and the barn-storming and expansive ARDS CCE from Ireland (there are lots of them!). We’re therefore extremely happy to announce that both acts are returning this year. We’re also very excited about our headline act, is Owl in the Sun, a West Country 6 piece who inhabit a musical world of Americana, gypsy jazz and contemporary folk.

Alongside the free live acts are over 60 stalls selling the best of Bath’s art, vintage and designer-maker wares, plus local food producers, excellent coffee and delicious hot food.

Our two amazing folk events for August
Our two amazing folk events for August

Lunchtime Folk Music & Market, Monday 11th August- Friday 15th August

Picking up where Sunday leaves off, The Bath Artisan Market and The Bath Folk Festival are further collaborating the following week by hosting a special series of free lunchtime gigs on the market square at Green Park Station, Bath.

From Monday 11th August to Friday 15th August there will be live music every day, select artisan and food stalls and free kids’ workshops and activities, so you can come and shop, eat lunch to a soothing folk soundtrack and keep the kids entertained too. You will also be able to buy tickets for other Bath Folk Festival events in the city and find our more about the festival from the Bath Folk Festival’s Info stall which will be there all week. For trader booking info click here.

 

 

Bragging rights!

We’re very proud to announce that we won the inaugural BEHTA awards in June (Bath Events, Hospitality and Tourism Awards) for ‘Best Contribution to the Community’ placing gold above Bradford on Avon Tourist Board.

Market Organiser Catherine Stokes collects the BEHTA award in June 2014
Market Organiser Catherine Stokes collects the BEHTA award in June 2014

BAM started life in October 2012 organised by Catherine Stokes and her husband Jai and although Jai no longer works on the market day-to-day, Catherine still does, now helped by Emma White, Bookings Manager and Carla Stobbs, Marketing & Designer, currently on a freelance basis. We now regularly have over 70 stalls and pride ourselves on choosing high quality traders to join us each month and offer them affordably priced stalls so small businesses can reach affluent customers in Bath.

Read an interview that Catherine gave to Total Guide to Bath about the award here.

The Bath Artisan Market Team with our Behta award (from L to R) Carla Stobbs (design, marketing & Happy Inkers), Catherine Stokes (organiser), Emma White (bookings), Charles McKinley (promo board) and Lisa from Happy Inkers.
The Bath Artisan Market Team with our Behta award (from L to R) Carla Stobbs (design, marketing & Happy Inkers), Catherine Stokes (organiser), Emma White (bookings), Charles McKinley (promo board) and Lisa from Happy Inkers.

But not only did we win big, we have also been featured in three national publications: Waitrose Kitchen as one of 21 things to do this Summer, Craftseller – as a must-see fair in Bath and Embroidery magazine (in a piece by Deena Beverley). Not only that but The Bath Magazine featured two of our regular traders (Revel Interiors and Canvas Butterfly) in a piece about talented Bath makers and where you can find them (with us), plus online listings website, Bath 360 ran a piece about our latest success. Phew, that’s about it for now folks!

We appeared in the June Issue in a list of 21 things to do this Summer! Page 44, number 7, June issue!
We appeared in the June Issue in a list of 21 things to do this Summer! Page 44, number 7, June issue!
Bath Artisan Market also features in the July edition of Craftseller magazine on page 61
Bath Artisan Market also features in the July edition of Craftseller magazine on page 61