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2019


DECEMBER 2019 (LSM on tour again)

WHERE: Queen's Mill, Aire Street, Castleford, West Yorkshire, WF10 1JW.

WHEN: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th December. Our hours of trading are 10-4 each day.

ATTRACTIONS:

Coffee jousting with prize winning medals for gold, silver and bronze on the Saturday.

There will be entertainment on the Sunday within the building in the form of a wandering steampunk magician. (Prepare to be accosted and amazed!)

The Flying Squadron will be there with one of their the owls demonstrating their charm and style. If there is room for a flying demonstration this will happen within one of the mill buildings. If no room to fly, she will be wandering around with the owls for photos and a chat and will be giving an informative talk about her owls with a Q&A session. https://www.facebook.com/TheFlyingSquadron

There will be an all day tombola on both days to raise money for a local charity or good cause (to be confirmed) which all the traders will be donating to.

Queen's Mill Tearoom is part of the layout of the buildings - selling vintage style afternoon tea with cakes and sandwiches and there is also a permanent licenced bar in the building now as well.

We are allowed to have one hot food vendor in the outdoor area.

EVENT LAYOUT: Traders will be spread out over two of the floors of the building in four rooms used for other events and gigs.

PITCH SIZES: All pitches are based on just a 6ft table or rail. 

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, a rail and a table, a table with a mannequin and a 4 foot rail then you must book a double - there are a limited amount of double spaces to accommodate this. 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.

If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are only a few supplied at this venue. We are paying to hire additional ones in which will be wooden ones measuring 6' x 2'. There are also a very 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

£35 = single x 1 day 

£70 = single x 2 days or deep x 1 day 

£140 = deep x 2 days

£105 = triple x 1 day

£210 = triple x 2 days and so on…

FURTHER INFORMATION:

This is a brand new location and gaining a lot of local support and interest.

Queen's Mill, previously known locally as Allinson's Mill and before that Castleford Mill, is the world's largest stone grinding flour mill, with twenty pairs of stones.   Although not a listed building, the mill is of significance because of its history, heritage and importance in the local community over hundreds of years.

http://www.castlefordheritagetrust.org.uk/TheMill.php


MARCH 2020 (Leeds Steampunk Market)

WHERE: Abbey House Museum, Abbey Walk, Leeds, LS5 3EH.

WHEN: Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2020. Doors open at 11am Saturday, on the Sunday they open to the public at 10am, all stalls open and trading up to 5pm both days.


ATTRACTIONS: 

Entertainment tbc for both days.

No owl flight I'm afraid as we had a complaint about them being in the building last time :(

Coffee jousting with prize winning medals for gold, silver and bronze on the Saturday.

There will be a tombola run to raise money for a named charity which all the traders will be donating to.

The museum's own Gatehouse cafe will be open to the public selling hot food, wine, cake and cuppas. This means we will not have our own tearoom nor hot food vendors outside for this event (there's no space for caterers outside anyway!).

Kirkstall Abbey is just over the road for more amazing photo opportunities.


EVENT LAYOUTCustomers will be paying normal admission to the Museum itself to be able to access the traders as you will be mixed in with the whole building, the exhibitions, displays and the layout. 


Admission prices are: 

Adults - £5.20, Concessions £4.20

Child - £2.65 - Children under 5 years - free.

Family - £11.00

Groups - £4.20 

Prices correct at time of going to press (March 2019) so do please check on their website here: 

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/abbeyhouse


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

If you need to have space for two 6ft rails, a rail and a table, a table with a mannequin and a 4 foot rail then you must book a double - there are a limited amount of double spaces to accommodate this. 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.

If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are some supplied at this venue but not enough for everyone. There is a 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

£35 = single x 1 day 

£70 = single x 2 days or deep x 1 day 

£140 = deep x 2 days

£105 = triple x 1 day

£210 = triple x 2 days and so on…


FURTHER INFORMATION:

The museum opened in July 1927. 

Wander the beautifully created authentic Victorian streets for a glimpse of life in 19th century Leeds, illustrating a range of shops and services and including original shop fittings etc. 

With some of the best collections outside of London and a number of unique collections of national and international importance, their collections are something we can all be proud of.

Upstairs galleries feature the history of Kirkstall Abbey, Childhood, and Leeds Social History, as well as temporary exhibitions.

There will be some different exhibits and collections to when we were here in May 2017.

https://www.leeds.gov.uk/museumsandgalleries/abbeyhouse


MAY 2020 (Leeds Steampunk Market)

WHERE: Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mill, Canal Road, Leeds, LS12 2QF.

WHEN: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May 2020. Doors open at 11am Sunday, on the Saturday they open to the public at 10am, all stalls open and trading up to 5pm both days.


ATTRACTIONS

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

Coffee jousting with prize winning medals for gold, silver and bronze on the Saturday.

Entertainment is laid on for inside the museum (Sunday, tbc).

The Flying Squadron will be there with one of their the owls demonstrating their charm and style https://www.facebook.com/TheFlyingSquadron

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

There will be a tombola run to raise money for a named charity which all the traders will be donating to.

Tabletop gaming in the upstairs board room.

Hot food vendors outside in the grounds.

https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/leeds-industrial-museum/see-and-do-leeds-industrial-museum/

EVENT LAYOUTCustomers will be paying normal admission to the Museum itself to be able to access the traders as you will be mixed in with the whole building, the exhibitions, displays and the layout. 


Admission prices are: 

Adults - £4.00, Concessions £3.20

Child - £2.00, - Children under 5 years - free.

Family - £9.00

Groups - £3.20 

Discounted prices with Leeds Card.

Admission is free for Max Card holders and members of the Leeds Art Fund, the Museums Association, Friends of Leeds City Museums and the National Arts Collection Fund.

Prices correct at time of going to press (October 2019) so do please check on their website here: 

https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/leeds-industrial-museum/


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

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. 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 some trestle tables of their own but not enough for everyone so we need traders to bring their own where possible. There are also a limited amount of chairs so advise bringing your own folding chair. I can't remember if they have trolley wheels so bring your own to make it easier to get your stuff to your pitch. The outside road to the entrance is cobbled so may be easier to have a 4 wheeled set as opposed to the two wheeled porter's trolley which tend to tip.

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

£35 = single x 1 day 

£70 = single x 2 days or deep x 1 day 

£140 = deep x 2 days

£105 = triple x 1 day

£210 = triple x 2 days and so on…


FURTHER INFORMATION:

Past events here have resulted in an attendance of around 1,400 over the whole weekend.

Attractions include a working 1920's cinema, 4 floors of exhibits, working steampowered machinery and woollen looms.

Lots of outdoor space means we can have more than one hot food trader and a pop up bar.

The museum opened in July 1927. 

Leeds Industrial Museum houses a wealth of gems located in a beautiful riverside setting.  

The museum includes collections of textile machinery, railway equipment and heavy engineering amongst others.

The Grade II listed building housing the museum was once the world's largest woollen mill. The current structures were built in 1805 by Benjamin Gott and closed as a commercial mill in 1969. They were taken over by Leeds City Council and reopened as a museum of industrial heritage in 1982. It is located between the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the River Aire and accessed from Canal Road or Milford Place.

There will be some different exhibits and collections to when we were here in March 2018.

https://museumsandgalleries.leeds.gov.uk/leeds-industrial-museum/


JULY 2020 


WHEREMiddleton Railway, Moor Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 2JQ

WHEN: 4th and 75h July 2020, trading times 10-5 on both days.

ATTRACTIONS:

The Middleton Railway is the world’s oldest working railway running steam and diesel trains from Moor Road to Middleton Park. This will most likely be running a steam train all weekend - timetable shows first departure from Moor Road at 11am and last one at 4pm.

An extensive museum collection is usually on display in the Engine House - most of these are moved out onto the tracks for this event allowing us space for the traders.

It is run entirely by volunteers and entry to the market will be £2 per adult - all proceeds go to the Railway. 

Full details are yet to be confirmed but we are hoping that there will be cab rides in the locomotives for a small extra charge and workshop tours. 

You can combine unlimited rides on the train with a visit to the park, and this makes a fun day out for all the family.

Admission is currently £8 adult, £2.50 child, £15 family (2 adults + up to 3 children).

There is a shop that sells souvenirs, sweets and hot and cold drinks. This is going to be expanded into the seating area having a lot more cakes thus becoming a tearoom. There will also be some hot food traders outside.

Hoping we will have a steampunk pub set up again as well as that proved very popular with how hot it was at the last events here...

This will be an interactive event, with traders in the Engine House only on the ground floor and having gaming of some sort on as well.

There will be coffee jousting on the Saturday only with gold, silver and bronze medals to be won  and the Coffee Bean (host) made by Captain Cumberpatch's Curious Creations. Free to take part!

There will also be a fund raising tombola run on both days as well which all the traders will have donated items to.

The Flying Squadron will be there with one of their the owls demonstrating their charm and style https://www.facebook.com/TheFlyingSquadron

Please note that there is easy disabled access to all of the building including the upstairs conference room and public areas of the railway. 

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

We will have a hot food vendor outside close to the main doors.

EVENT LAYOUT: Traders will be on the ground floor only in the exhibition hall.

PITCH SIZES: All pitches are based on accommodating one 6ft table or rail. 

Due to the layout of the building, there are exposed train tracks where the locos will have been moved out. There are only enough slats to cover half of these gaps to make the deep (double) pitches - this safely allows public access onto them. 

In the past, for the single pitches, we have had the table covering the front gap and your stock goes over the gap closer to the back wall. This version 6ft single comes with space to fit one 6ft trestle table or a single 6ft rail of your own if you prefer. There is room for a seat and plenty of room to stash your boxes of overstock behind you. The gap behind your table actually measures 7 feet but cannot be used as extra trading space as there is no slatting to cover them and you have after all only paid for a single. 

If you need to have space for two 6ft rails or a rail and a table, you will need a deep pitch to accommodate this. If you usually work from a straight, we will do our best to accommodate you but this cannot be guaranteed.

If you have your own tables, you do need to bring them as there are only a small amount supplied at the venue. 

The deep pitches measure 6' wide x 11' deep and your two tables/rails must be placed in an L shape towards the back of your area - this allows for a 3' gap between the rear table and the wall so you can stand behind it if you prefer. 

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 or could be in breach of H&S.

PITCH PRICES

£35 = single x 1 day 

£70 = single x 2 days or deep x 1 day 

£140 = deep x 2 days

£105 = triple x 1 day

£210 = triple x 2 days and so on…


FURTHER INFORMATION:

Previous events at this location have had a lower attendance over the weekend compared to the bigger markets. However trader spots fill up quickly for both days because this place attracts a different audience with the trains. You also have a smaller amount of competition with there being less traders so are more likely to take relatively good sales. (A number of our traders actually find this is the event they do the best sales at...)



OCTOBER 2020 (Halifax Steampunk Weekend)

WHERE: Calderdale Industrial Museum, Square Road, Halifax, HX1 1QG.

WHEN: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October. Our hours of trading are 11-5 each day but the museum actually opens at 10 on the Saturday.

This time we have the Victoria Theatre in Halifax putting steampunk entertainment on over the weekend as well.

ATTRACTIONS:

The engines and machinery will be running again on both of the days along with various demonstrations throughout the building.

Coffee jousting with prize winning medals for gold, silver and bronze on the Saturday.

Entertainment is laid on for inside the museum (Sunday, tbc).

The Flying Squadron will be there with one of their the owls demonstrating their charm and style https://www.facebook.com/TheFlyingSquadron

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

EVENT LAYOUT: Traders will be spread out over 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. We don't know yet if there will be space for deep pitches until we go back and remeasure.

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. 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 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

£35 = single x 1 day 

£70 = single x 2 days or deep x 1 day 

£140 = deep x 2 days

£105 = triple x 1 day

£210 = triple x 2 days and so on…

FURTHER INFORMATION:

Trader spots fill up quickly for both days because of this being a new location - we've only been here twice and it was a great success. Not been able to track down the exact footfall, they only recall having at least 5 times the footfall compared to usual!

There is no outdoor space at this venue to have outdoor traders (pub / bar /hot food) but we are able to have our own alcohol trader inside.

There is no parking on site, however there are several pay and display car parks close by.

The railway station is just over the road and the bus station just 5 minutes walk away.


DECEMBER 2020 (LOCATION TBC)


All dates and locations are shown on the forthcoming events tab


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