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Calling all crafters and musicians! Your chance to join Melksham’s new monthly market

ANEWmonthly market is coming to the Market Place this month, and organisers are inviting local crafters and musicians to take part.

The Melksham Makers’ Market will make its debut on Saturday 27th April, showcasing handmade items made by local makers and crafters.

Organisers are looking for more stall holders to take part, whilst Melksham Town Council, who is supporting the event, is inviting local musicians to come and entertain the crowds.

The idea for the market came from two local crafters; Sarah Hillman and Nicola Coleman. Sarah said, “We regularly trade at local craft markets, including the Corsham Creative Market and The Littlebrook Artisan Market, and thought it would be a great idea if we could hold a regular craft market in the Market Place. It’s such a great space, it seems a shame that it is not used very much.”

Nicola added, “There are so many talented makers out there and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response so far.  We already have wood art, candles, jewellery, paper crafts, chocolate brownies, crocheted gifts & kits, dog treats, ceramics, and textiles. 

“But we still have a few places left for more creative artists. We are particularly looking for handmade cosmetics, glassware, felted gifts and fudge.”

Community engagement officer for Melksham Town Council, Debbie Bentley said, “The Melksham Makers’ Market is an absolutely fantastic idea and the town council is keen to see a broad range of talents and crafts on show. 

“As part of our commitment to the event, we would  offer a spot each month to a different musical talent. Whether they are an established local band, solo artist, or an unknown name, we would be keen to hear from anyone who would be interested in performing at the market. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested please contact the town council on: 01225 704187 or via email: townhall@melkshamtown.co.uk.”

The first market will take place on Saturday 27th April from 10am to 3pm.  Please contact themelkshammakersmarket@yahoo.com for more information or to enquire about having a stall at the event.

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