Teenage market to set up in Middleton

Date published: 11 April 2014

A teenage market will be launched in Middleton next week (Saturday 19 April) in Middleton Gardens.

The market, which was an idea discussed by the Middleton Town Team committe is open to traders under the age of 25.

Adam Torevell, Chairman of Middleton Town Team committee said: “We decided to go with the teenage market to engage with younger people and to provide a speciality market for Middleton Gardens.”

This is the first event of its kind for Middleton and aims to attract young people and families into the town centre with the hopes of creating a vibrant festival feel during Easter weekend.

As well as the markets, there will also be live street performances from local performing artists. It is hoped that a variety of artists will be around the markets performing on the day including musicians, dance acts, singers and magicians.

The teenage market will be held close to the existing Saturday market, between 9.00am and 2:30pm, to allow traders to take advantage of the Saturday footfall. Markets will then be held bi-monthly.

“We have filled 60% of our allocation of stalls and hope to add some others by the launch. We have had a lot of interest from the public regarding the format and what will be sold at the market,” added Adam.

You don’t have to be teenagers to trade or attend the market but the aim of the market is to sell products that will appeal to a teenage market.

Adam added: “I hope it puts Middleton Town Centre in the thoughts of people who wouldn't normally shop and visit Middleton. I also hope it will in time showcase local talent and provide them with the experience to start their own businesses.”

The market is being supported by Middleton Town Team and Middleton Town Centre Management.

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