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Make a date in your diary for Stockton's first specialist market

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

specialist markets

Stockton's first specialist market of the season, Allsorts, is heading to the newly transformed High Street this Saturday, 7 March.

The exciting market bazaar will showcase unique goods from the best traders across the whole specialist market programme. 

From 10am to 4pm stall holders will bring a wide range of quirky handmade items including unusual homewares, vintage inspired fashions, jewellery and gifts.  Traders specialising in food and drink will be bringing their wares with fine foods such as artisan breads, cheeses, cupcakes and pies among some of the tasty treats on offer.

During the day there will be plenty to entertain children and young people making the market a perfect free family day out. 

From 10am to 12noon much loved Frozen characters, Olaf, Elsa and Anna will be visiting the market to meet and greet fans of the Disney film.

Little ones will be able to dabble in arts and crafts with Apollo Arts who will be on hand to help them make their own bracelets, Mother's Day cards or try their hands at origami. 

For older children there will be chance to create a Minecraft selfie, bring a character to life with stop frame animation or make a short film.  Youngsters will also be able to take part in a rock band competition with the chance to win free music lessons with Apollo Music Service.

With a range of hot drinks and other refreshments from Stockton's own Stottie Company and live music throughout the day shoppers can soak up the sights, sounds and tastes of what Allsorts has to offer.

Councillor Mike Smith, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Transport, said: "This market is a real treasure showcasing goods from the best traders from across this year's specialist market line up. There will be something for everyone as shoppers can pick up something old, something new or something different just in time for Mother's Day.

"With crafts, entertainments and refreshments at the bustling market there will be something for everyone - a free, family day out."

Stockton Council's jam-packed programme of specialist markets is designed to complement what the popular traditional market has to offer bringing visitors and shoppers into the newly transformed High Street.

For more information about Allsorts and a full programme of the forthcoming markets visit

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