Linda Parsons from Naked Peak in Southport at Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

The sun is shining on shoppers today as they enjoy the launch of the first ever Southport Makers Market. 

The event opened at 11am this morning on Market Street, next to Southport Market, and runs until 4pm this afternoon. 

Visitors are enjoying more than 60 artisan stalls, selling a wide variety of goodies including: chocolate, rum, cheesecakes, crafts, jewellery, cheese, chili sauce, pies, fine art, soap, candles, doughnuts, handcrafted driftwood artwork, German bratwurst, grilled cheese toasties, desserts, perfume, tea, fudge, craft beers, coffee, handmade cards and stationery,  and much more besides. 

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Stand Up For Southport co-owner Phil Gee, who took these images, said: “It was really well run, with a one way system in place.

“People were enjoying the live music, and there was a really good atmosphere.

“It’s great to see this area of town busy like this.

“I am really looking forward to seeing our new look Southport Market opening in a few weeks’ time. When it does, we really will see a real spark to the ‘Market Quarter’ in Southport.” 

Speaking on the Southport Makers Market Facebook page, Sarah Hodge said: “It’s fab, popped down just after 11am, lovely and busy, some fantastic stalls, came home with candles, dog treats and donuts.”

Lucy Lulu said: “Was lovely! Well done everyone. Nice atmosphere and got a couple of nice bits.”

Rich Kenny said: “Popped down earlier. Came back with pies, cake and beer.”

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Traders you will find there today include: 

 

3 Lids Rum Ltd

Alan Jones

Artistic Creations by Gill

Arts & Crafts by Roberta Mendonca

BBQ Events Company

Bobbies Furniture

Bobbins Broider

Boxstar Creative Ltd

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Carmatara Jewellery

Cheshire cheesecakes

CocoAimes

Crabby Crafts

Crackers About cheese ltd

Daddy Cool’s Chilli Sauce

Dave the Pie Man

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

DAVID RYCROFT

Digger & Dozer

Eggbert and Daisy

ERNIE & THEO

Flowercrown Magic

Goody Paws LTD

Goosnargh Gin

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Hipandra

HomelessGhostPrints

In The Dog Haus

Indriftic

Julias Healing Jewels

Kerry Morgan Jones

Kevin Wood Fine Art

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Kickass

little doris silver jewellery

Moose Melts

Mr French Soap

Naked Peak

Nannie Bs

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Okay Cokey

Painted mind art

Planet Doughnut Ltd

Pudding and Pie North West Ltd

Red floral

Sam Harding

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Sarah Gregory Designs

Sassy Magpie

Scrumpy Pig

Signature Soaps

Signature Scones

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Skyn Bakery Ltd

Snookycandlss

Soraya

Spoon Desserts (NW) Ltd

Sweets and Savouries by Anasma

Ted and Belle Perfume

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

The Castle kitchen Company

The Great British Cheese Company

The Little Bakery

The Manchester Soap Company Ltd

The Neighbourhood Threat

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Tiger Tea Co

Tillys Fudge

Trina Bailey Therapies

Trina Bailey Therapies

TWISTED WHEEL BREW CO .LTD

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

VRJJ

White Bean Coffee

YES B V.I.P LIMITED

Zavannah

 Victoria Crane, Event Manager of the Makers Market, said: ”Calling all Northern Foodies, Pie Lovers,  Craft Enthusiasts, Good Vibe Seekers, Families, Shoppers, Antique Collectors and those on the hunt for a good day out…. Do not look any further! The Makers Market is set to launch in Southport on Sunday 6th of June and the first Sunday monthly!

“With an awesome  selection of artisans who are set to inspire plus live music from local musicians you won’t be disappointed.

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

“The Makers Market is a superb opportunity to find out the origins of your food, meet the maker, feast your eyes upon some goodies and fill those shopping bags whilst indulging in some good conversations with our team and traders. We hope you can join us!

”We pride ourselves at the Makers Market in delivering delightful specialist events with many award winning local producers of unique goods set to inspire.

“We cannot wait to launch in Southport and hope you will join us for our launch on Sunday 6th June.

“It’s a really exciting time in Southport with the soon to be launched indoor food hall and we can’t wait to join forces and create something special on the first Sunday of the month.”

 Do Want to get involved in the new Southport Makers Market? Contact the team! themakersmarket.co.uk or email matilda@themakersmarket.co.uk

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Sefton Council is leading the transformation of Southport Market, on the corner of King Street and Market Street, into an exciting new food, drink and events hub.

Once complete Southport Market will have 11 food and drink units serving up mouth-watering food, supported by fresh produce from Blackhursts Butchers and flexible event and market space.

The new-look Southport Market is on course to open its doors this summer, thanks to the hard work of Sefton Council and partners including builders Medlock and Architect & Interior designers DV8 Design, which specialises in hospitality and commercial transformations.

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

The building is undergoing its £1.4million redevelopment thanks to £900,000 funding through Southport Town Deal and £500,000 through the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority.

Family-run Blackhurst Butchers, which has been in the market for nearly 50 years, recently moved to their new unit at the front of the market. 

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

They will be joined by: 

Pitamu (finest Greek street food) 

600 Degrees (wood-fired speciality pizza) 

Allotment (big American burgers and loaded fries) 

Hectors Mexicana (the freshest Mexican street food)

Down and Oot (sizzling Canadian premium steaks and poutine)

King St. Bakery (iconic Portuguese tarts from Lisbon, plus tasty treats from across the UK)

Messy Moments (freshly-made crêpes or waffles with a variety of toppings)

Birkdale Pie & Mash (delicious home-made pies with a variety of fresh fillings)

Do you have a story for Stand Up For Southport? Please message Andrew Brown via Facebook here or email me at: mediaandrewbrown@gmail.com

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

Southport Makers Market. Photo by Phil Gee of Stand Up For Southport

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