Burnley Artisan Market Set For Launch

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Burnley is set to welcome an artisan market in September, at St James’s Street. It will then take place on the first Saturday of each month.

The market is the result of a collaboration between Burnley Business Improvement District, Burnley Council and Independent Street, who champion local independent businesses and produce.

A platform for small businesses

It aims to provide a platform for small businesses. It will showcase 45 small independent businesses and many award winning artisan traders, with goods available to include:

  • local pie producers
  • freshly baked breads from micro bakeries
  • street food
  • epic cakes
  • fresh roasted coffee
  • tasty treats
  • local gin sellers
  • awesome ice cream
  • deli
  • cheeses
  • handcrafted jewellery
  • arts, craft, candles, wax melts and more.

Lisa Cowley from Independent Street says: “We are delighted to have been asked to deliver a fantastic community event for Burnley town centre showcasing many local Lancashire businesses. We cannot wait to deliver a specialist monthly event with many award winning producers of unique goods set to inspire.

“Pop along and join us, it is a superb opportunity to find out the origins of your food, meet our makers and bakers, feast your eyes upon some goodies and fill those shopping bags whilst indulging in some good conversations with our team and stall holders.”

There is something for the whole family and best of all, it’s free entry.

Burnley Business Improvement District Project Manager Andrew Dean said: “We’re excited to play a part in bringing these monthly events to the town to help showcase local independent businesses and their produce.

“I would urge anyone planning on attending to also take some time to visit Burnley’s shops and hospitality venues too as the town centre has so much to offer for people of all ages.”

Wider plans for a vibrant town centre

Leader of Burnley Borough Council, Councillor Afrasiab Anwar, said: “Officers have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make this happen. The artisan markets will attract shoppers from further afield, provide a different offer and exciting shopping experience and are part of our wider plans for a vibrant town centre. If the pilot is successful we hope to make this a regular offer for Burnley shoppers.”

Councillor Cosima Towneley said: “Having worked with Lisa Cowley for some years it is a pleasure to, at long last, bring Independent Street artisan markets to Burnley. A monthly market of this calibre, which embraces the talents of local traders and brings in a variety of quality enterprises to fire the imagination, will add colour and vibrancy to our town centre.”

Want to get involved?

Burnley artisan market will launch on Saturday 4th September on St James’s Street, adjacent to The Charter Walk Shopping Centre. The event will run from 10am-4pm.

If you are a small business and wish to get involved please contact the team at Independent Street. They are also keen to work with local community groups and musicians. Please email independentstreetlisa@gmail.com for more information.

Market scene