May Market, 1st May, 4pm-8pm

Tomorrow, Tuesday 1st May, will see the monthly Stirchley Community Market come round again, at Stirchley United Working Men’s Club from 4pm – 8pm. It’s been a really wet few weeks since our last market was rained off, and to be honest, the forecast doesn’t look too good for tomorrow either, but we should be able to take cover inside the lovely confines of the club, meaning that we’ll be dry and warm. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed that we can all get outside for the next market in June, which is on a bank holiday.

We have lots of stalls to choose from and some new stallholders, (including a new hot food stall) and also a treat in the form of some live music at around 6pm, from a great new acoustic, instrument-swapping, harmonising, local folk band called the Mistakings: so come along and have a listen and a shop or a shop and a listen. We’ll also be selling fried chicken seasoning and tunes from Stirchley very own folk-rock supergroup, Friends of the Stars.

Here’s who we’ve got coming:

We’ll have bread from Loaf and whole foods from the Food Co-op;
Our new hot food stall: locally sourced burgers from Birmingham’s own Meat Shack;
Urban Harvest, a project to turn your fruit into locally produced juice and more;
Socially enterprised cupcakes from Frost and Snow;
A selection of worldly IPA’s from the wonderful Stirchley Wines;
Plants and preserves from the picturesque and charitable Martineau Gardens;
Spices, herbs and cooking ingredients from jACKrABBIT;
Preserves, conserves, marmalades and more with Artisan Preserves;
Lots of original cakes from Spatulas at Dawn;
Deli delights from our Bournville neighbours, Leverton and Halls;
The finest cheeses from Capeling & Co;
And meat and sausages from Stirchley’s own Wolsey Sausage Company.
On the non-food front, there’ll be:
Plants from Eats and Leaves to get your garden ready for spring (it is coming, Stirchley, we promise);
Retro/vintage clothing and more from Attique Chic;
Books, recommended DVD’s and balti/cinema tickets from Stirchley Happenings;
Birmingham-based indie label, Commercially Inviable Records, will be selling you a tune with some chicken seasoning;
4 time South Birmingham beat-boxing champion (retired) Tim Gascoigne will be selling some choice LP’s and singles from his personal collection;
Handmade upcycled items from Becky Mitchell;
Unique jewellery with a vintage twist from Cherry Star;
Knitwear from local charity, Hope Projects;
Eclectic vintage finds from Cath and Jenny;
Baskets and ornaments woven from recycled newspaper from Papier Trouvé;
Photos chronicling local scenes and events by The Brum Reaper.
We look forward to seeing you there.

One Reply to “May Market, 1st May, 4pm-8pm”

  1. It’s great to see the market thriving, and to see such an appetising shot of jACKrABBIT’s spices! My daughters, my partner and I really enjoyed the Mistakings, especially the cup percussion: it’s become quite an event in our month!

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