New crafts day for revamped Market Hall

The new-look Harborough Market
The new-look Harborough Market

The introduction of a new vintage day at the town’s revamped indoor market is being followed up with a new craft day initiative.

The new managers of the Northampton Road hall, which reopened in April after a £480,000 refit, are bringing in the craft day on Thursdays, starting on August 14.

It follows on from the success of the market’s retro and vintage days which are held on Wednesdays.

Nick Rhodes, the chief executive of Market Place Europe, which has recently won the tendering contract to run the indoor market for the next three years on behalf of the building’s owners Harborough District Council, said: “We are now looking for traders for the craft day.

“When the hall reopened, it went from opening four days a week to six days a week, so these initiatives are running on the days when the market did not open at all.

“The vintage market has been very successful and we felt that crafts fit in well with the demographic of the Harborough district.

“The craft market could be for those who make crafts as a hobby or a small business or for full-time craft companies.”

Harborough is a hot-bed for craft groups, workshops and those who run craft businesses.

There are all manner of interest groups and firms from embroiders, knitters and textiles to The Paint Pottle pottery studio in St Mary’s Road and the Leicestershire Craft Centre in Harborough’s High Street.

Any traders interested in taking part can call Mr Rhodes on 07891 632 820 or email