All LSM events invite the best traders 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.
LSM now has a strict no weapons policy.
PHOTOGRAPHY: We welcome everyone to take as many photos as they wish at our events. All we ask is that if you want to take a photo of anyone, be it a visitor or a trader, do please be courteous and ask if they mind first. Chances are they will be more than happy but occasionally there will be a trader who is very protective of their work and designs and ask for no close ups. If you are planning on publishing the photos you take, do please advise your subject where that will be and supply them with your contact details so they can get a copy. Majority of the photos end up on Facebook so do please ensure you make the album on your profile as a public one and then share the url of the album as a link on the Facebook group and page so everyone can see it.
Photographers are welcomed as an official LSM "tog". This involves purchasing one of Captain Cumberpatch's designs at LSM, usually these ones (showing you have earned your wings :) ) and in return we give you an LSM tog pass. Carry this with you at all LSM events and show it to gain discount from the food and drink concessions. Just our little way of saying thank you for taking great photos and sharing the love.
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. 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.
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 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 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. Please take part in this to support the cause.
A summary of all forthcoming events can be found on this tab here.
Each venue has its own page on here and we will keep them updated as much as we can in regards to giving you help with travel. If using public transport, please ensure you check in case there are any disruptions to your journey such as engineering work and rail replacement services.
Also check on here in case anything happens that means we have to relocate at short notice.