TRADER INFORMATION


PLEASE READ THROUGH ALL OF THIS AS IT DOES COVER EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR ALL EVENTS.

INVITATION TO TRADE: LSM are not curated events although we do invite traders, artists and authors that are the best in their respective fields and try to avoid duplication where possible. We do encourage new people that wish to trade to get in touch.

We invite traders we believe have a unique offer for our customers and would like to keep it that way – we don’t want everyone selling the same thing.

We are always very excited to find new people doing something that we haven't had before. Although the label says "steampunk" we like the range to cover steampunk, Victorian, military, gothic, dark and spooky, faery, pagan, LARP, roleplaying, historical, heritage crafts, Sci-Fi, geeky, nerdy, comics, gaming, modelling (railway and dollshouse), a bit of Boardwalk Empire/Game of Thrones thrown in, alternative (but NOT in a fetish/burlesque way) - we think you can see how different we like the stock to be.

So if your stuff is different enough to be considered for a stall, then please email us with more details. We can't guarantee you being placed immediately as the events are nearly always oversubscribed. If you don't receive a reply then we may not have received your email. Do please wait a few days before writing again as sometimes emails are not always answered the same day.

Emails used to be sent out in batches but a percentage of them got lost by over zealous spam filters so are now always sent individually. Please ensure you have our email address saved to your contacts in your email as a safe email so it doesn't end up in your spam folder or trash.

If you are invited to trade, then your stall must have only your own goods for sale. You are not allowed to sell someone else's goods on your pitch without prior agreement from us (and also them for that matter).

Do please add me and my husband as friends on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jodee.neal.3) and join the Leeds Steampunk market group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/leedssteampunkmarket/) and like the official page (https://www.facebook.com/LeedsSteampunkMarket/).

(If you stumble across another page, ignore it as this is one set up by Facebook which I have no control over and they won't let me claim it!)

Initial interest can be made through Facebook by message but apart from that ALL communication must be made by email as Facebook messages, posts and comments can slip under the radar and not be picked up on.

Emails may not get answered immediately as I also help my husband with his brand as he also trades at events and I look after his website and eBay listings. So do please bear with me!

If you receive an invitation to trade and you are unable to make it, it is greatly appreciated if you reply to it to let me know.

There is only a limited amount of double pitches available on each day. We would prefer to have half the traders doing both days to give the customers plenty of reason to attend on both days. Specify on your response if you can do either day but have a preference or if you can only do both days.

Do be aware that the availability of single and double pitches on a Saturday often are filled first although footfall is often higher on the Sunday. Please ensure all communication is addressed to leedssteampunkmarket@gmail.com and reply to emails as soon as possible; you will then be sent payment details to secure your booking.

There is a checklist at the end of this information you will need to copy and paste in your reply with all details required.

Please familiarise yourself with our terms and conditions, as shown on the here through the link: http://www.leedssteampunkmarket.co.uk/terms-of-trading.php

PAYMENT: When you are sent an invoice with the details to pay, this is our confirmation of your provisional pitch booking. Your response is needed urgently and payment immediately to confirm it is secured.

PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE ALL RELEVANT PAPERWORK/DOCUMENTS/CERTIFICATES UP TO DATE BEFORE PAYING - CHECK HERE FOR ADVICE.

Please wait to be sent bank details before paying and double check you have the details correct.

Invoice details are always emailed so please ensure you have the email address of  leedssteampunkmarket@gmail.com saved in your contacts so that emails do not get sent to your spam folder. This is very important as emails were sent out as a bcc of about six emails at a time to save time but are now sent individually as too many went astray.

There is a PayPal link (as requested by you the traders as bank transfers seemed to cause too many problems for some people) for everyone to be able to pay promptly for their pitch in full.

We cannot emphasise enough that your pitch is not fully confirmed until payment is received. If you delay in paying or don’t respond for any reason there is a risk it may be filled by someone being quicker. These events always look to run the risk of being oversubscribed with the amount of people who have already asked to trade based on past events.

PLEASE SEE FURTHER DOWN FOR PITCH PRICES FOR EACH EVENT.

PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURANCE (PLI): All traders must bring their PLI certificate with them on the day as well as supplying proof of it in advance by email. Any traders selling anything edible must also supply proof in advance of Hygiene certification. Likewise, anyone selling anything else that needs extra paperwork such as soap making.

If you have anything alcoholic in bottles you must hold a Personal Licence. Most venues do not sell alcohol so you will need to contact the relevant council to apply for a licence to sell on that premises. This not usually very expensive so recommend you check it out first before contacting us to trade. We welcome all varieties of products such as steampunk gin, interesting variations of other spirits and mead etc.

Basically, no PLI = no pitch. This isn’t just us – all events ask for it nowadays and is essential. There is a separate tab on here giving suggested and recommended places to get it from. For as little as £36 you get peace of mind with compensation cover of £1-£5 million. Again, advice can be found here.

ELECTRICITY: If you need access to power please let us know. All equipment more than two years old (such as lights) must be PAT tested and have the full certification with them on the day. You need to bring your own plug adaptor and extension leads (as power sockets are in very random places) and rubber mats to cover them up (not masking tape as we use listed buildings) as shown in the photos below. Some venues have a very limited amount of plug sockets so access may not always be possible so please have a back up plan where you can ie battery operated lights.

PRODUCT LINES: Once you have advised of your stock-line, you cannot assume to deviate and bring completely different products either as an alternative or in addition. We go to great lengths to ensure that we do not put two traders selling similar lines near each other (hats, fascinators, jewellery, goggles, leather etc.) It can be awkward to be confronted by two traders selling very similar items which we weren't aware of before the day. We also monitor how many people we have each doing similar product styles - so that the market has a balanced and diverse product offer. Please just keep us advised and make sure we have up to date knowledge of what you intend to sell. If you bring anything you have not advised us of, you may be asked to remove them as they could clash with the person next to you.

LOADING IN/OUT: We have a few hours of access to get people and stuff in and out at the venues dependent on the hours we are open.

11am start both days will be from 9am on the Saturday, 10am on the Sunday. 10am start will be 8am Saturday, 9am Sunday.  Do allow for the fact that Armley opens at 10 on the Saturday so that would be 8am start. If you arrive before us, you may have to wait for us to arrive in order to ensure you get loaded in from the closest door to your pitch as some venues have more than one door we can use.

It takes about an hour to get everyone out at the end of each day. You do NOT need to start packing down your pitch earlier than the closing time. Even if the building looks to be getting quieter, this is the time when the other traders will have a wander and do some shopping of their own. (I and Si like to have a last wander and spend money - I spent £50 at the last event in this way!!)

There will be myself and my husband Si (aka Quentin Cumberpatch) and also two team members co-ordinating traffic in to the spots where you need to pull in and help you to unload. We can be identified by high-visibility jackets with the LSM logo on the back.

There are plenty of staff also available to help you unload and get to your pitch. There aren't always any trolley wheels on site – if you have a set of your own they may prove very useful. The road outside Armley Mill for example is cobbled so recommend flat trolley with four wheels as opposed to the two wheeled porter’s version. There are a couple of wheelchairs at Middleton and two large plastic tubs on wheels (the size of a bath tub) at Bradford Industrial.

Full set up details for the loading in will be emailed the week before the event itself along with our contact phone numbers.

There is also an option with some venues to drop off your stock late Friday afternoon for people with larger set ups travelling longer distances. You need to book this in with us in advance and not just turn up.

TRADER PASS: You will be supplied with a laminated trader pass which must be worn at all times to receive discounted prices for food/drinks and also to access the building. In the past we have become aware that many visitors did not pay admission to the museum as they were mistaken for traders. This will not be tolerated again and one Armley event which appeared quieter (by footfall) actually had the same recorded attendance (till admissions) as before. Keep it safe - it doesn't need to be handed in as we use the same ones for all events.

WEAPONS POLICY: LSM now has a strict no weapons policy.

Please see the weapons policy which can be found here.

THE VENUE: Please have respect for the staff, other visitors, the building and its grounds at all times. If you smoke, please do so well away from the entrance in the designated spots. Dispose of your cigarette butt thoughtfully (i.e. not thrown carelessly to the ground, in the bushes or over a wall into the canal!) by ensuring it is fully extinguished before throwing it away in an appropriate bin.

Please do not eat or drink as you walk through the areas with exhibitions - use the outside areas (this applies to traders and visitors). Do not leave empty food wrappers, drinks cans or paper cups in random places, empty them of excess fluid and use a waste bin to dispose of them, making use of recycling bins where possible.

Traders when packing up - please collect all your rubbish at the end of the trading day/weekend and deposit into a bin as you leave. At the very least leave your area tidy with rubbish in a tied up carrier bag/bin bag - do not leave it strewn all over where your pitch was for the staff to clean up.

CAR PARKING: Please ensure you park in the designated parking spots and observe the venue's signage in respect of access routes in and out - it's not always immediately obvious!

If the car park you use is not run by the venue, it may be a Pay & Display one. Do make sure you have sufficient change to pay for your whole day of parking (allow for the time to load in and out) and display your ticket in a visible place.

If the parking is full, you will need to look for alternative places to park such as public roads, side streets etc. Please be considerate and courteous if parking in residential areas (not blocking driveways etc) and be aware of any parking restrictions in place. Use common sense and not park on corners where you could lose a wing mirror to a passing bus; likewise remove any items of value or put them out of sight.

In all instances, you take responsibility for your own vehicle's safety.

FUND RAISING: Every LSM we have had a raffle as a fundraising event for a nominated charity which has now had to be changed to a tombola due to Data Protection not allowing the charity in question to take people's phone numbers if they win a prize and are not there for the draw.

These have in the past raised between £100 and £300. Each trader donates a little something from their range for this (if your items are higher value, perhaps make a gift voucher to be redeemed on your brand). Please refer to the Fundraising tab on here to see who the nominated charity is.

Please hand in your donation to either myself or Si or the appointed member of the charity on the day once you are set up, you don't need to wait for them to come round to your pitch.

ADVERTISING/NETWORKING: There will be a quarter page colour advert in the local press in order to guarantee a much higher attendance of customers; this can only mean good news for you as you will (hopefully) sell more. 2,500 glossy A5 flyers are printed for every event and the reverse shows the one to follow after that so this means 5,000 in total. These go out at other steampunk events on the run up over the previous months (please let us know if you are able to take some with you if you are trading at any other events, we are happy to post them out), to the other Leeds Council run museums, the relevant Tourist Information and also get added in with all eBay purchases through Captain Cumberpatch sales (which accounts for 300+ per month worldwide).

We also create specific events made for all forthcoming LSMs on Facebook. ALL traders (with NO exceptions) are expected to promote these events and themselves through their own Facebook pages and websites in order to maximise the attendance of their own customers and potential sales.

As you are probably aware, LSM events at the Armley location each attract a footfall of 1,200 – 1,500 visitors over the two days which isn’t just steampunks but also general public who love to spend money with us. The new location of Bradford Industrial Museum with its free entry meant a record attendance of 2,290 over the weekend of 5/6th March 2016 and around 2,500 in March 2017.

 

APPLICATION TO TRADE CHECKLIST:

Please copy and paste into your email filling in the replies needed. If you choose to fill this in and attach it to your email as a document, please save it as a Word document not a pdf so that it is easier for me to add the information to my spreadsheet. There are two different forms - one for new traders, one for traders who have been with us before. See the notes further down relating to any marked with *.

Food traders (both indoor and outdoor) MUST supply in addition to this checklist their contact address, trading address, food hygiene rating and local authority with whom they are registered. Proof of relevant documents/certificates must be supplied.

All food stalls should be registered with their local authority and have a food hygiene rating of 3 or above. They also need to comply with the national outdoor catering guide. This link here takes you to the outdoor catering checklist based on this national guidance and must be filled in by every food trader and indoor traders doing anything edible. We do not require the completed documentation of this to be sent to us nor to the council but this form will be used when inspecting the stalls, should Environmental Health Officers decide to attend the event.

 

NEW TRADERS FORM

 

Your real name:

Your company name:

What you make/do:

Website:

Facebook profile name and url:

Facebook page url:

Etsy page url: (Go to your own business page and enter what is in the address bar, it will start with https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/)

2nd email address as a backup to the one already used:

Mobile number (for my use only not public):

Landline if you have one:

Pitch size needed: single or double (or deep - applicable at some events)

Which day/s are you trading? 

Can you supply your own table?* (Don't forget to bring a nice cloth to cover your table with):

Are you bringing anything else such as a rail (size needed)?

Do you need access to power?

If yes, what electrical items are you planning to use?

Do you or any of your team have mobility or health problems we need to be aware of (when laying out the floor plan)?**

Have you attached your proof of PLI (and any other certificates required) onto this email? yes/no***

 

PLI CERTIFICATE NEEDS TO SHOW YOUR TRADING BRAND OR OWN NAME AND DATES VALID FROM/TO. THIS MUST BE SENT WITH YOUR EMAIL**** TO EVERY INVITATION CONFIRMING YOUR ATTENDANCE. THIS IS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CHECKED TO SEE IF YOUR LAST ONE HAS EXPIRED AS AT THE LAST EVENT WHEN I CHECKED THERE WERE LOADS THAT HAD EXPIRED. IF YOU ARE WITH A&N JUST SUPPLY PROOF OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP. (Not something I should need to be chasing up at the last minute!)

Chairs are supplied (unless stated otherwise).

 

RETURNING TRADERS FORM

 

Your real name:

Your company name:

Pitch size needed: single/double (or deep - applicable at some events)

Which day/s are you trading?

Have you attached your proof of PLI onto this email?

Any changes I need to know about? Additional stock lines/change of phone number /email /website / email/ tables*

 

PLI CERTIFICATE NEEDS TO SHOW YOUR TRADING BRAND OR OWN NAME AND DATES VALID FROM/TO. THIS MUST BE SENT WITH YOUR EMAIL**** TO EVERY INVITATION CONFIRMING YOUR ATTENDANCE. THIS IS TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE CHECKED TO SEE IF YOUR LAST ONE HAS EXPIRED AS AT THE LAST EVENT WHEN I CHECKED THERE WERE LOADS THAT HAD EXPIRED. (Not something I should need to be chasing up at the last minute!)

*Really helpful if you do have your own table as venues may not supply enough for all traders. Only exception to this is at Bradford Industrial - they have none whatsoever so we have to pay to hire them all in. It makes it far easier for us that way so you may not need to bring yours. On other events do advise if yours is not 2' x 6'. Please check pitch details further down on the relevant event in regards to how pitches are laid out to see what size pitch you need. Some venues supply metric sized tables which give the same footprint as a 6 x 2.

**In regards to health, we don't just mean mobility problems - some of our venues have working machinery where it may affect things like asthma.

***The only reason for replying "no" to previous question is because you've not got it yet and getting it started closer to the date of the event as new trader.

****Send either the original downloaded document the insurers sent you. If not scan it in and send as an attachment. If you are taking a photo please ensure you have a large size/resolution so that I can zoom in on it and read it! Then attach it to the email.

Most insurance companies will allow you to take out PLI (or renew it) and for it to be dated in advance commencing from the actual trading date to save you paying for dead time.

PLEASE NOTE: All traders must be still trading right up to the end (4 or 5pm) to allow for customers coming in the last hour of the day. It is also an opportune time for the traders themselves to have a wander and spend their own money. There is to be no starting to pack up early unless either Si or I come round to say so. I have even been known to be racing around with my camera at 4.30 catching pics of traders!


OCTOBER 2017 (Leeds Steamunk Market, Armley)

WHERE: Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Canal Rd, Leeds LS12 2QF.

WHEN: Saturday 30th September and Sunday 1st October 2017.

Our hours of trading are advertised as 11-5 each day but people have been known to arrive from 10am on the Saturday. This is because the museum’s opening hours are usually 10 – 5 on that day so if any customers do arrive at this time then we must be set up and ready for them. (So in other words, you gain an extra hour of trading and sales).

ATTRACTIONS:

1920s cinema showing some sort of film that ties in with steampunk all day.

A photo booth in one of the rooms.

The mill engine will be running again on either one or both of the days.

Coffee jousting with prize winning medals for 1st and 2nd place each day.

Entertainment is laid on for the outside areas - tbc - hopefully with Victorian self-defence demonstrations (from The Demon Barber of Lincoln who will also be doing cut throat shaving) and a flying display from one of the owls from The Flying Squadron.

A cafe selling vintage style afternoon tea with cakes and sandwiches.

We will now have at least two hot food vendors in the outdoor picnic area - hopefully one selling vegan/vegetarian, another providing hot meat in some form (tbc). We may add to this dependent on availability.

EVENT LAYOUT: Traders will be spread out over two of the five floors of the museum, mixed with its existing exhibits as always.

PITCH SIZES: All pitches are based on just a 6ft table or rail. There is no standard or a deep pitch option at Armley. 6ft comes with space to fit one 6ft trestle table with room for a seat and stock behind (or a 6ft rail of your own if you prefer.) If you need to have space for two 6ft rails or a rail and a table, there are a limited amount of double spaces to accommodate this. If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are only a small amount supplied at the venues. You might be in a corner or you might be two side by side, not able to say until all pitches are filled and we start working on the floor plan, if you have a clear preference then we will accommodate where we can and availability permits.

Do not assume you can bring and fit in more than the stated amount of rail or tables that your paid for space allows. This will impact on the space next to you either needed for public access or used by another trader.

PITCH PRICES:

Pitch prices for Armley are:

£32 for a single pitch for one day.

£64 for a double pitch for one day.

£64 for a single pitch for both days.

£128 for a double pitch for both days.

You can secure for now with a deposit of £20 and pay in instalments if it helps.

There is no discount for doubles or trading both days.

Please be aware that due to Paypal’s processing fees the Paypal figures are:

Single for one day £33.50, £66.50 for both, double for one day £66.50, £133.00 for both, £21 for the instalment option.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Previous events at this location usually has an attendance of 1,300 - 1,500 over the weekend. Visitors need to pay admission to the museum and car park is at the end of the drive - free parking. Trader spots fill up quickly for the Saturday as you get a total of 7 trading hours.

DECEMBER 2017 (Bradford Steampunk Market Christmas Special)

WHERE: Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Bradford BD2 3HP.

WHEN: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December. Our hours of trading are now as 10-4 each day.

ATTRACTIONS:

The engines and machinery will be running again on both of the days.

Coffee jousting with prize winning medals for 1st and 2nd place each day.

Entertainment is laid on for the outside areas and a flying display from Frankie the owl.

A cafe selling vintage style afternoon tea with cakes and sandwiches.

We will now have at least two hot food vendors in the outdoor picnic area - one selling vegan/vegetarian, another providing hot meat in some form (tbc).

EVENT LAYOUT: Traders will be spread out over two of the floors of the museum, mixed with its existing exhibits as always.

PITCH SIZES: All pitches are based on just a 6ft table or rail. There is no standard or a deep pitch option at Bradford.

6ft comes with space to fit one 6ft trestle table with room for stock behind/under and a seat either behind or to the side of the table (or a 6ft rail of your own if you prefer.) If you need to have space for two 6ft rails or a rail and a table, there are a limited amount of double spaces to accommodate this. If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are none supplied at this venue. (We will be needing to hire additional ones in). You might be in a corner or you might be two side by side, not able to say until all pitches are filled and we start working on the floor plan, if you have a clear preference then we will accommodate where we can and availability permits.

They have no trestle tables of their own so we are paying to hire them in. These will be wooden ones measuring 6' x 2' but if you still want to bring your own you are welcome to do so as we may be slightly short on the full amount needed especially if your own measures 2'6" deep! There are also a very limited amount of chairs so advise bringing your own folding chair. They also have no trolley wheels so bring your own to make it easier to get your stuff to your pitch.

Do not assume you can bring and fit in more than the stated amount of rail or tables that your paid for space allows. This will impact on the space next to you either needed for public access or used by another trader.

PITCH PRICES:

Pitch prices for Bradford are:

£35 for a single pitch for one day.

£70 for a double pitch for one day.

£70 for a single pitch for both days.

£140 for a double pitch for both days.

You can secure for now with a deposit of £20 and pay in instalments if it helps.

There is no discount for doubles or trading both days.

Please be aware that due to Paypal’s processing fees the Paypal figures are:

Single for one day £36.60, £72.80 for both, double for one day £72.80, £145.20 for both, £21 for the instalment option.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Previous events at this location have had an attendance of 2,300 - 2,500 over the weekend. Free admission to the museum and car park is close to the main building with free parking. Trader spots fill up quickly for both days because of the high footfall.


2018


MARCH 2018 (Leeds Steamunk Market, Armley)

WHERE: Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Canal Rd, Leeds LS12 2QF.

WHEN: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March 2018.

Our hours of trading are advertised as 11-5 each day but people have been known to arrive from 10am on the Saturday. This is because the museum’s opening hours are usually 10 – 5 on that day so if any customers do arrive at this time then we must be set up and ready for them. (So in other words, you gain an extra hour of trading and sales).

ATTRACTIONS:

1920s cinema showing some sort of film that ties in with steampunk all day.

A photo booth in one of the rooms.

The mill engine will be running again on either one or both of the days.

Coffee jousting with prize winning medals for 1st and 2nd place each day.

Entertainment is laid on for the outside areas - tbc - hopefully with Victorian self-defence demonstrations (from The Demon Barber of Lincoln who will also be doing cut throat shaving) and a flying display from one of the owls from The Flying Squadron.

A cafe selling vintage style afternoon tea with cakes and sandwiches.

We will now have at least two hot food vendors in the outdoor picnic area - hopefully one selling vegan/vegetarian, another providing hot meat in some form (tbc). We may add to this dependent on availability.

EVENT LAYOUT: Traders will be spread out over two of the five floors of the museum, mixed with its existing exhibits as always.

PITCH SIZES: All pitches are based on just a 6ft table or rail. There is no standard or a deep pitch option at Armley. 6ft comes with space to fit one 6ft trestle table with room for a seat and stock behind (or a 6ft rail of your own if you prefer.) If you need to have space for two 6ft rails or a rail and a table, there are a limited amount of double spaces to accommodate this. If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are only a small amount supplied at the venues. You might be in a corner or you might be two side by side, not able to say until all pitches are filled and we start working on the floor plan, if you have a clear preference then we will accommodate where we can and availability permits.

Do not assume you can bring and fit in more than the stated amount of rail or tables that your paid for space allows. This will impact on the space next to you either needed for public access or used by another trader.

PITCH PRICES:

Pitch prices for Armley on this occasion are:

£35 for a single pitch for one day.

£70 for a double pitch for one day.

£70 for a single pitch for both days.

£140 for a double pitch for both days.

You can secure for now with a deposit of £20 and pay in instalments if it helps.

There is no discount for doubles or trading both days.

Please be aware that due to Paypal’s processing fees the Paypal figures are:

Single for one day £36.60, £72.80 for both, double for one day £72.80, £145.20 for both, £21 for the instalment option.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Previous events at this location usually has an attendance of 1,300 - 1,500 over the weekend. Visitors need to pay admission to the museum and car park is at the end of the drive - free parking. Trader spots fill up quickly for the Saturday as you get a total of 7 trading hours.


MAY 2018 (Bradford Steampunk Market)

WHERE: Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Bradford BD2 3HP.

WHEN: Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May. This is the bank holiday weekend but we are not trading on the Monday as the museum has their own Grand Day Out and plan to have a Victorian theme. Our hours of trading are now as 10-4 each day.

ATTRACTIONS:

The engines and machinery will be running again on both of the days.

Coffee jousting with prize winning medals for 1st and 2nd place each day.

Entertainment is laid on for the outside areas and a flying display from Frankie the owl.

A cafe selling vintage style afternoon tea with cakes and sandwiches.

We will now have at least two hot food vendors in the outdoor picnic area - one selling vegan/vegetarian, another providing hot meat in some form (tbc).

EVENT LAYOUT: Traders will be spread out over two of the floors of the museum, mixed with its existing exhibits as always.

PITCH SIZES: All pitches are based on just a 6ft table or rail. There is no standard or a deep pitch option at Bradford.

6ft comes with space to fit one 6ft trestle table with room for stock behind/under and a seat either behind or to the side of the table (or a 6ft rail of your own if you prefer.) If you need to have space for two 6ft rails or a rail and a table, there are a limited amount of double spaces to accommodate this. If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are none supplied at this venue. (We will be needing to hire additional ones in). You might be in a corner or you might be two side by side, not able to say until all pitches are filled and we start working on the floor plan, if you have a clear preference then we will accommodate where we can and availability permits.

They have no trestle tables of their own so we are paying to hire them in. These will be wooden ones measuring 6' x 2' but if you still want to bring your own you are welcome to do so as we may be slightly short on the full amount needed especially if your own measures 2'6" deep! There are also a very limited amount of chairs so advise bringing your own folding chair. They also have no trolley wheels so bring your own to make it easier to get your stuff to your pitch.

Do not assume you can bring and fit in more than the stated amount of rail or tables that your paid for space allows. This will impact on the space next to you either needed for public access or used by another trader.

PITCH PRICES:

Pitch prices for Bradford are yet to be confirmed.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Previous events at this location have had an attendance of 2,300 - 2,500 over the weekend. Free admission to the museum and car park is close to the main building with free parking. Trader spots fill up quickly for both days because of the high footfall.


JULY 2018
date and venue to be confirmed


SEPTEMBER 2018 (Leeds Steamunk Market, Armley)

WHERE: Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills, Canal Rd, Leeds LS12 2QF.

WHEN: Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th September 2018.

Our hours of trading are advertised as 11-5 each day but people have been known to arrive from 10am on the Saturday. This is because the museum’s opening hours are usually 10 – 5 on that day so if any customers do arrive at this time then we must be set up and ready for them. (So in other words, you gain an extra hour of trading and sales).

ATTRACTIONS:

1920s cinema showing some sort of film that ties in with steampunk all day.

A photo booth in one of the rooms.

The mill engine will be running again on either one or both of the days.

Coffee jousting with prize winning medals for 1st and 2nd place each day.

Entertainment is laid on for the outside areas - tbc - hopefully with Victorian self-defence demonstrations (from The Demon Barber of Lincoln who will also be doing cut throat shaving) and a flying display from one of the owls from The Flying Squadron.

A cafe selling vintage style afternoon tea with cakes and sandwiches.

We will now have at least two hot food vendors in the outdoor picnic area - hopefully one selling vegan/vegetarian, another providing hot meat in some form (tbc). We may add to this dependent on availability.

EVENT LAYOUT: Traders will be spread out over two of the five floors of the museum, mixed with its existing exhibits as always.

PITCH SIZES: All pitches are based on just a 6ft table or rail. There is no standard or a deep pitch option at Armley. 6ft comes with space to fit one 6ft trestle table with room for a seat and stock behind (or a 6ft rail of your own if you prefer.) If you need to have space for two 6ft rails or a rail and a table, there are a limited amount of double spaces to accommodate this. If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are only a small amount supplied at the venues. You might be in a corner or you might be two side by side, not able to say until all pitches are filled and we start working on the floor plan, if you have a clear preference then we will accommodate where we can and availability permits.

Do not assume you can bring and fit in more than the stated amount of rail or tables that your paid for space allows. This will impact on the space next to you either needed for public access or used by another trader.

PITCH PRICES:

Pitch prices for Armley on this occasion are:

£35 for a single pitch for one day.

£70 for a double pitch for one day.

£70 for a single pitch for both days.

£140 for a double pitch for both days.

You can secure for now with a deposit of £20 and pay in instalments if it helps.

There is no discount for doubles or trading both days.

Please be aware that due to Paypal’s processing fees the Paypal figures are:

Single for one day £36.60, £72.80 for both, double for one day £72.80, £145.20 for both, £21 for the instalment option.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Previous events at this location usually has an attendance of 1,300 - 1,500 over the weekend. Visitors need to pay admission to the museum and car park is at the end of the drive - free parking. Trader spots fill up quickly for the Saturday as you get a total of 7 trading hours.


DECEMBER 2018 (Bradford Steampunk Market Christmas Special)

WHERE: Bradford Industrial Museum, Moorside Mills, Moorside Road, Bradford BD2 3HP.

WHEN: Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December. Our hours of trading are now as 10-4 each day.

ATTRACTIONS:

The engines and machinery will be running again on both of the days.

Coffee jousting with prize winning medals for 1st and 2nd place each day.

Entertainment is laid on for the outside areas and a flying display from Frankie the owl.

A cafe selling vintage style afternoon tea with cakes and sandwiches.

We will now have at least two hot food vendors in the outdoor picnic area - one selling vegan/vegetarian, another providing hot meat in some form (tbc).

EVENT LAYOUT: Traders will be spread out over two of the floors of the museum, mixed with its existing exhibits as always.

PITCH SIZES: All pitches are based on just a 6ft table or rail. There is no standard or a deep pitch option at Bradford.

6ft comes with space to fit one 6ft trestle table with room for stock behind/under and a seat either behind or to the side of the table (or a 6ft rail of your own if you prefer.) If you need to have space for two 6ft rails or a rail and a table, there are a limited amount of double spaces to accommodate this. If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are none supplied at this venue. (We will be needing to hire additional ones in). You might be in a corner or you might be two side by side, not able to say until all pitches are filled and we start working on the floor plan, if you have a clear preference then we will accommodate where we can and availability permits.

They have no trestle tables of their own so we are paying to hire them in. These will be wooden ones measuring 6' x 2' but if you still want to bring your own you are welcome to do so as we may be slightly short on the full amount needed especially if your own measures 2'6" deep! There are also a very limited amount of chairs so advise bringing your own folding chair. They also have no trolley wheels so bring your own to make it easier to get your stuff to your pitch.

Do not assume you can bring and fit in more than the stated amount of rail or tables that your paid for space allows. This will impact on the space next to you either needed for public access or used by another trader.

PITCH PRICES:

Pitch prices for Bradford are yet to be confirmed.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Previous events at this location have had an attendance of 2,300 - 2,500 over the weekend. Free admission to the museum and car park is close to the main building with free parking. Trader spots fill up quickly for both days because of the high footfall.

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