The Summer Arts & Crafts Fair in the Oastler Centre went down very well with local children with the help of the Young Masters Visual Art School. Gemma and Sharon from YM collected scrap from market traders for children to shape, paint, sell and play mini market traders in a mini stall! The stall resembled a mini creche and we look forward to hosting more childrens activities by Young Masters. Read More
Oastler Centre: Saturday 26th August 11.00-15.30pm
Celebrating the work of local watercolour artist, Barry Langroyd Hanson, the market will exhibit his stunning paintings of Bradford and Cameroon. The paintings are all up for sale and any enquires can come directly through to Khansa Tufail at Markets Office. There will also be prints and greeting cards from Barry on sale and he will be on the stall painting live on the day. Read More
Wur Bradford, our resident local artists based in Kirkgate Market, recently hosted a guided Food Walk and Poetry Trail inside the Oastler Centre. A group of people were led through the market to sample delicious tasters from various food traders including Roswitas Deli, Thai Noodle Bar and Solly Foods.Read More
A new initiative to animate the top end of City Centre and drive footfall up Darley Street will see a range of activities and events take place this month. Bradford Council is staging a free programme of events for young families at the top of Bradford city centre this March and April. Read More
Take a trip down memory lane and say hello to one of our new traders at Oastler, Taylor’s Allsorts stock quality confectionery including all our school favorites from flying saucers, cherry lips, fruit salads and blackjack sweets. A colourful display of jars, you will soon feel a touch of sweet nostalgia in this stall.Read More
Over the past few months, we have worked with local artists, Jean Mcewan and Chemaine Cooke from Wur Bradford on various projects that aim to create a sense of ambience and atmosphere in the markets.
The lucky winners of our Christmas Loyalty Card scheme in both Oastler and Kirkgate Market were revealed at the end of December. Traders will be very pleased to know that the top 3 prizes, which were randomly drawn from our raffle box, went to regular shoppers of the markets.
Join Wur Bradford and Cecil Green Arts for a creative Christmas procession with a difference in Oastler and Kirkgate Markets, involving larger than life roving puppets and a sparkly travelling market shrine which you are invited to add your hopes and wishes to for the future!
Shoppers at Oastler Centre and Kirkgate Market could be in for a treat this year by signing up to our Christmas Loyalty Card Scheme, with a £500 Cash Prize, food vouchers and hampers brimming with goodies all up for grabs.
Love your Local Market is a celebration of our market culture, happening over a fortnight in May each year. More than 1,000 markets took part in 2016 celebrating over 7,000 events and market days. The event has gone viral on social media and digital platforms.
Love your Local Market is also about entrepreneurship with the markets industry providing in excess of 10,000 pitches to new traders over the last 4 years. We are proud to announce that Gala Tent are the main sponsors of Love Your Local Market in 2017.