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Craft stalls available at heritage festival

Posted onPosted on 21st Aug
Craft stalls available at heritage festival

Mansfield District Council has put out an offer to craft stall traders to take up places at one of England’s biggest heritage festivals next month.

Heritage Open Days celebrates England’s history, architecture and culture, offering people the chance to see hidden places and try new experiences. It involves 40,000 volunteers around the country and in Mansfield, events, sponsored by RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), will be run by Mansfield Museum and in the Market Place on Saturday, 12th September, from 10am–2pm, along with a craft market.

Stall prices are £20. Traders, who must have public liability insurance, will be allocated a stall at 8.30am and can bring their vehicles into the Market Place to unload. Vehicles must be off the square by 10am and are allowed back on at 4pm. Traders get free parking at the Robin Hood Line car park.

To book a stall, contact Nicola Harvey at [email protected] or call 01623 463818.

Cllr David Smith, Portfolio Holder for Cultural Services, Town and District Centres, said: “Heritage Open Days have become an increasingly popular part of the cultural calendar and this event is likely to attract a large number of visitors to the town centre so it represents an excellent trading opportunity for people who make and sell arts and crafts.”

Mansfield Museum will host various fun craft and Lego activities for children with an architectural focus. It will also be relaunching the Mansfield Heritage Trail in which visitors will be able to find some of the town’s well known and hidden architectural gems.

Among buildings that will be open to the public on this day will be Bridge Street Methodist Church, the Old Meeting House Unitarian Chapel, in Walkden Street, and St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Church Side.

At the Old Meeting House, the oldest purpose-built non-conformist place of worship in Nottinghamshire, there will be lots going on during the day including a photography exhibition by Sherwood U3A, and lacemaking, which visitors will be able to try, with members of the Nottingham Lace Society.

At 11am there will a talk on the history of the building and at noon, Tony Wade, of Sutton, will be singing traditional Nottinghamshire folk songs. There will also be children’s trails and walking tours of the town centre.