Times: 12:00 - 16:00
The Penny Lane Christmas Craft Market returns for its second year, opening the doors of the iconic St Barnabas Church this Saturday 16th November at 12-4 for a day of festivities.
The event organisers aim is to provide an accessible platform to support some of the regions artists and small businesses whilst bringing the community together to enjoy the spirit of Christmas in a relaxed space.
Paula an event volunteer said “The response from local craft makers and small businesses has been overwhelming, the quality and diversity of the stall holders means there is something for everyone. The best bit last year was the atmosphere, it really felt like being in your front room on Christmas day!”
Uniting local businesses in the area, Penny Lane Craft Market welcomes back ‘Bean There Coffee’ as well as ‘Handymans Brewery’ who will be having pop ups providing festive food, coffee, real ales and gin.
Throughout the day various Christmas themed workshops will be available. Including pottery making for the kids with ‘Val’ from ‘Love Pottery’ and interactive, multi sensory music lessons for the whole family from ‘Rise Music Education’. Newbie shop owners on Penny Lane ‘A Slower Space’ offer eclectic gifts and plants
Emma Warren, the founder of the event stated “I have watched Penny Lane, Allerton and Smithdown Road sky rocket creatively over the past few years. As an artist myself I know how tough it can be to get your name out there, so I wanted to pool all this talent together as a community under one roof to support one another. So please come down, have a mulled wine and fill some stockings!”
The event is a non profit fundraiser. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of St Barnabas Church and the work it does in the community as well as supporting affiliated charities.