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…

BAM October 2014 poster Autumn Advert

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.

Kadia August

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.

 

 

 

 

Free hooping workshops on June 9th by our resident experts, Innerspiral!

Sara & Paul Ellis Reid are Innerspiral, our resident fibre-artists who are also hula-hooping experts (and they sell them at the market too). On June 9th we’re lucky enough to have them teaching THREE FREE hooping workshops in the foyer. Read on to find our more about them from Sara, along with details of how to join in the hooping!

Sara from Innerspiral, hooping - she can teach you too

“As fibre artists, Paul and I create a range of natural wool based hats, clothes and accessories using a combination of hand spinning, felt making and crochet techniques. As hoop dancers we hand make and tape dance hoops for adults and children. We run workshops in our fibre arts as well as workshops and parties with our hoops; we also run a walkabout entertainment hoop party workshop at festivals and events with our distinctive colourful push cart. Famous customers? Brian Froud of Dark Crystal fame bought a felted pixie hood from us last year at Faery Fest! We’ve been featured in Juno magazine recently and we are currently leading wool supplier, Wingham Wool’s, “Featured Artist”.

Innerspiral's hoopsPaul from Innerspiral

We’re regulars at the Bath Artisan Market, It’s got a really buzzing vibe and a great eclectic selection of wares, including clothes, accessories and decor, vintage, handmade, and good food. Every month is different with exciting new events and entertainment happening so we always look forward to it! This month (June 9th) we are teaching customers how to hula-hoop for free, come and find us at our stall which is on the corner of the square as you enter from the foyer. The classes are at 11am, 2pm and 3pm –first come, first served so come and put your name down. Great for kids or adults!”

Innerspirals' Hooping Cart

For more info about fibre art or hoop dance go to www.innerspirals.com or http://www.innerspirals.com/blog.html