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Market Town presents Creative Markets
Thu 31 March 2016, 17:30 – 20:30 BST
This workshop is for creative people interested in exploring the opportunities of Loughborough as a market place for their work, whether that’s for profit or social capital. It will include presentations about specialist and pop-up creative markets that are inspiring and locally relevant, discuss the benefits of using a market stall as a testing ground/marketing opportunity, and how markets can create a network of mutual support and build critical mass.
You can expect to hear current ideas and plans for a new Creative Market, which will take place in the town centre later in 2016, as a way of gathering and testing interest in this as a model for Loughborough. You will have the opportunity to discuss and find out more about how to take part. We will also be hearing from:
Bird in Borrowed Feathers – a team of creatives who organise exciting contemporary craft fairs in Nottingham city centre. Their events bring together a huge range of designers, makers, creatives and small businesses.
Ceramics in Charnwood – Local artists David and Louise Salsbury have developed this annual contemporary ceramics market over the last five years. Hear about how the market has grown and how it benefits its stallholders.
Loughborough to Margate – Observations on the creative ecology and ways creative professionals are collaborating, co-working and networking in the town of Margate.
This event has been curated for Market Town by The Refectory Table. Based in Loughborough, created and run by Janet Currie, The Refectory Table offers inspirational creative business courses, workshops and events for makers, artists and independent businesses.
This is one of a number of workshops/seminars organised as part of the current Market Town programme. They are intended to further investigate the themes explored in the main commissions, and to engage the local community in the debate about the future of Loughborough.