NABMA welcomes the introduction of a new website and acknowledges the support of Hunter Bevan who have been responsible for the design and delivery of the website.
Graham Wilson, NABMA Chief Executive, said that members will find the new website easier to navigate and it will provide information and links to other market industry campaigns and resources.
Traders are reminded that there is a fantastic opportunity to join in the fun and present their wares to the public at Darlington’s Summer Market.
Those who sell old fashioned and themed goods may be especially interested in the event, which promises something for the whole family with a host of exciting activities and vintage fun.
The town’s annual Tea Dance, with a celebration theme to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day, will get things off to a lively start and get you ’in the mood’ on Wednesday 12 August.
The Summer Market fun will then continue each day until Sunday with street entertainment; Murray Rose with Jeep, dancers and DJ; World War Two inspired trio Hotsie Totsies; vintage cars and bikes; Cockerton Brass Band; Punch and Judy as well as a host of competitions, workshops and a fun fair.
Among the highlights of the event will be a return of the Tribute Bands show, supported by Heart Radio, featuring Freddie Mercury Tribute, Katy Perry/ Lady GaGa/ Pink tributes with a full set band, Michael Jackson Tribute, Amy Winehouse Tribute and Take That Tribute. The Tribute Bands will be performing in the Market Square on Sunday 17 August, 1-6pm.
Throughout the event the town’s regular stallholders, both indoor and outdoor, as well as visiting traders will be taking part with stalls open from 9am each day Thursday to Sunday, offering a host of goods from tasty local produce and more exotic delicacies to books, clothes and vintage goods.
Councillor Chris McEwan, Darlington Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration, said: “Our annual Summer Market has become a hugely popular event and offers a great opportunity for local and visiting market traders to join in the fun and boost their businesses.
“The town centre is undergoing major changes that will improve and enhance the shopping experience and we hope events such as this will continue to encourage more shoppers, as well as traders, to come to Darlington.”
Places are limited, but there are still some spots available for visiting stallholders who have the option of booking a place for one day or all four. To find our more or to book your place contact email@example.com or call: 07966 487773.
For more information about Darlington’s Summer Market and the wide range of summer activities in the town log onto the website at: www.darlington.gov.uk/markets
During Market Places trip to Stockton-on-Tees, 42 children from local primary schools including St. Bede’s Academy and St. Cuthbert’s RC Primary School came along and took part in the Educational Tours at the Continental Market. The children met traders from all over the world including France, Germany, Spain, Poland, Italy, Greece and China where the children learn more about the different cultures and every child can sample all of the wonderful foods on offer.
Children from St Bede’s Academy were taking part in Business and Enterprise Activities and even made us beautiful posters of the market as the tour feedback has been fantastic as all the children enjoyed meeting the friendly traders and stating they would love to attend the tour again as it was so much fun!
Children from St Bede’s Academy:
“I tried loads of new food like German sausage (Bratwurst), French waffles and Australian burgers” ~Summer, aged 8
“I would not want to change anything about today because it was so fun! You were so nice, friendly and kind. Thank You!!!” ~ Isabelle, aged 7
“I ate German sausage (Bratwurst), Spanish rice (Paella) and a French waffle. Everyone got a wooden mouse and a goody bag to take home. I loved this day. Thank You!” – Ronni, aged 8
Children from St Cuthbert’s RC Primary School:
“I ate everything. It was awesome. I would come here every day if I could” ~ Daniel, aged 10
“I had some brownies, churros, sausages, parmesan cheese, paella and kangaroo meat. It was amazing and the food was delicious” ~ Hannah, aged 10
“This was the best trip ever!” ~ Noah, aged 11
It wasn’t just the pupils who enjoyed the tour, the feedback from the teachers was very positive stating how friendly the staff were as the tour was useful for pupils who now have a better understanding of Business and Enterprise in the community. Not only that, all the teachers said they would recommend the tours to other schools.
“The Business and Enterprise activities were pitched really well and all of the children were engaged!” ~ Laura Cain, Teacher at St. Bede’s Academy
“There was lots of information on the Market stalls and how they cooked them” ~ Mrs Moran, Teacher at St. Bede’s Academy
Market Place would like to thank all the schools, teachers and pupils for attending the Market Tours, we are thrilled you enjoyed these so much! We would also like to thank the local Stockton-on-Tees council who have been very supportive and a great help in making the tours such a success!
A kitchen in Durham Market Hall is about to find itself as the backdrop to comedic drama as Aidan’s College Theatre transforms Café Cenno into a theatre for four nights.
Aidan’s College Theatre’s production of Tom Wells’ comedy ‘The Kitchen Sink’ is taking over Café Cenno from Wednesday 17th to Saturday 20th June, 2015, nightly at 7.30pm.
The play is set in Withernsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire, and centres around a family struggling with their leaking sink, as well as a few other ‘dramas’. Director Dominic Williams commented: “We love this play, it is both funny and touching. The comedy comes from the characters; each family member has their own journey, and shares their own failures and successes. Audiences will be able to relate to the characters and their individual challenges.
“The setting, using Café Cenno’s kitchen as the backdrop, will be suitably intimate, as if you’re sitting in the kitchen with the characters and witnessing it all first hand. One of the storylines in the play refers to the threat of out of town supermarkets affecting the father’s business. As the Market Hall is home to many independent businesses, we felt that this made it an ideal setting for The Kitchen Sink. The show will make a fantastic evening out.”
Colin Wilkes, Managing Director of Durham Markets, commented: “We’re looking forward to the Market Hall once again morphing from indoor market to theatre. With The Kitchen Sink, we have the ideal backdrop in Café Cenno’s kitchen. We wish all the cast and crew the very best with their run, and we’re looking forward to hearing the laughter across the Market Hall.”
All the performers and production team for ‘The Kitchen Sink’ are students at Durham University.
Tickets for The Kitchen Sink are available from the Durham Student Theatre (DST) website, http://community.dur.ac.uk/dst/show.php?show=1238 . Tickets are priced at £7 for adults, £6 for concessions, and £5 for DST members. It is suitable for ages 12+.