On 25 May 2017 Students of Hertford Regional College and young entrepreneurs supported by Wenta will become market traders for the very first time at Bishop’s Stortford Youth Market. Alongside the general Thursday market there will be a range of unique items made and designed on sale created by the students from creative design courses. It will be a great opportunity to buy presents or brighten up your home with an original piece of art or design work.
Fine Art Practice student Jasmine Willing has been busy working on a new collection of hand stitched cards and photographs following her recent demand at the Hertford Regional College Pop Up shop. She said ‘I am excited about the opportunity to sell my work at the Youth Market. This is an ideal opportunity for me to promote myself and to show case my work in a professional environment. I am looking forward to gaining hands on experience of working as a small business.’
Young Entrepreneurs working with Wenta, a social enterprise that provides free advice, support and training to those starting a business, will also be part of this exciting event. Wenta also run a business start-up incubator at Hertford Regional College’s Ware campus.
The Mayor-elect Cllr Woodward who will be opening the event said ‘the Youth Market is a great opportunity for us to support and encourage young inspiring artists, designers and entrepreneurs to kick start their careers. We are hoping that this will become an annual event as it is great way for a younger audience to see what it is like to be a market trader. Pitches start at as little as £21.80 per trading day.’
Don’t forget Bishop’s Stortford weekly Market, which is held every Thursday and Saturday in Potter Street, Market Square and South Street also hosts a variety of exciting regular events. The Town Council works in partnership with De Rosa Music Hub to fill the market streets of Bishop’s Stortford with music as part of Music in the Market. The event occurs on the last Thursday and Saturday of the month in different locations around the market. Our Farmers and Craft Market continues on first Saturday of the month from 9.30am to 1.30pm in North Street. Our next event is on 6 May.
Bishop’s Stortford Market every Thursday and Saturday 8.30am-4.30pm
Other stalls at the market include:
FE Tucker and Sons- Fresh fish and sea food
M & M Fruiterers- Fresh fruit and vegetables
Springtime Nurseries- Flowers
The bacon stall- local eggs, sausages, bacon, cheese, cakes and other sweet treats
Caroline's Cards- haberdashery and handmade cards
Limelight Market Beds
Kitchen Spell master
Gallagher Market Fresh- plants and fruit and vegetables