Traders and performers invited to second ever Teenage Market in Eccles

Teenage traders and performers are being invited to sell their wares in Eccles later this month following the announcement of the second ever Teenage Market in the town.

The event is designed to help young traders test the market and 15 stalls will be available free, on a first come, first served basis.

The town is staging a second Teenage Market after the success of the first one which took place last Christmas and will take place on Saturday July 18 from 10am to 2pm.

Councillor Lisa Stone, chair of the Town Team, said: “Despite freezing temperatures, we had 19 traders selling cakes, candles, gifts, up-cycled furniture and plants last time.

“It was a great atmosphere. People really enjoyed buying from our teenage traders and it was great for the young people themselves, so we’re hoping to get an even bigger turnout this summer.

“There will be spaces in Eccles Shopping Centre and the indoor market.”

The Teenage Market was designed by teenage brothers Joe and Tom Barratt from Stockport as a way to support local young people and transform town centres.

The first Teenage Market took place at Stockport Market in April 2012. Since then, the concept has been picked up nationwide.

Joe Barratt said: “The Teenage Market really is the key to identifying a new generation of market traders by making young people an active part of our town centres.”

The event aims to bring together local traders, community volunteers, Salford City Council and partner organisations to boost the town.

Stalls must be booked in advance by Tuesday July 14. Anyone wanting to take part as trader or performer can sign up by clicking here

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