‘Makers Market’ returns to Sunderland

Market organiser, Lesley Cooperwaite with artist Deborah Cauchi and Michelle Whittle promoting this weekend's Makers Market at Sunniside as part of Sunderland Live.
Market organiser, Lesley Cooperwaite with artist Deborah Cauchi and Michelle Whittle promoting this weekend's Makers Market at Sunniside as part of Sunderland Live.
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ORGANISERS are hoping for a second wave of success when the Makers Market returns to Sunniside.

The finest food, arts and crafts will be sold by local makers from about 15 stalls next Saturday.

It will be the second event of its kind this year, and organiser Lesley Cooperwaite, who has arranged it alongside the city council and Sunderland Live, said it is set to be a brilliant day.

“There will be fine artists there,” she said. “Glass makers, ceramicists, jewellery makers and lots more. The last event was so busy, I’m hoping we will have the same success – providing we have the weather.”

In June, about 500 people turned up to examine the talents of the Wearside makers.

“They are predominantly from Sunderland,” said Lesley, an artist, and creative producer at the charity Creative Cohesion.

“But there are a couple from Hartlepool and Gateshead who we are hoping will draw in a bigger crowd from a wider area.

“We want to keep the markets going to share the talents of the makers.”

The market will take place between 10am and 4pm in Sunniside Gardens.