Queues form for opening of Stalybridge Handmade Market

It was the fabulous and now very popular Stalybridge Handmade Market last
Saturday and it was quite the celebration!  Queues formed outside the
market which opened at 10am as there were 100 goody bags up for grabs!  All
the bags had gone by 10.30am and the atmosphere in the beautiful Victoria
Market Hall was electric with a distinctive Alice in Wonderland theme
running throughout the day.*
It was exactly 2 years to the day since the first ever Stalybridge
Handmade Market opened it's doors back in 2013 and MWL Events, the company
behind the market, was founded.  There was another fantastic display of
talent on show with over 50 stalls selling handmade crafts and locally
produced food.  There was live music throughout the day from local
teenagers Wez, Ben & Josie and at midday some very special guests dropped
in to join in the celebrations in the form of Mad Hatter and White Rabbit
courtesy of No Eyed Theatre.*
Admission into the market raises funds for this year's chosen charity
Willow Wood Hospice and Saturday's market raised another £360 taking the
total raised so far this year to £1085 which is a really great amount!*
"It was such a lovely atmosphere with the sunshine streaming through the
roof" said Katherine Brookes, owner of MWL Events.  "We wanted to do
something different this time and make it a market we'd remember  and we
did just that! The feedback we get at every market we run is always very
positive and it's clear our visitors love this event.  With the
introduction of a market policy by TMBC this year sadly our next market on
the 16/5 will be the last monthly one.  From June this year we are being
restricted to running just 3 markets which will take place on 18/7, 19/9
and 21/11.  We have plans on the horizon to launch our markets in other
areas within the North West with Bolton already up and running."*
The market will return to the Civic Hall on Saturday the 16th May from
10am until 4pm.**For further details and announcements please visit
www.mwlevents.co.uk <http://www.mwlevents.co.uk>
 or Facebook.com/mwlevents