Calls for artists and crafters to take part in town’s makers’ market

Siobhan Riley, of Enchanted Hollow Crafts, who is a regular at the Fakenham Makers' Markets.

Siobhan Riley, of Enchanted Hollow Crafts, who is a regular at the Fakenham Makers' Markets. - Credit: Archant

Artists, creators and crafters are being urged to come together in Fakenham to showcase their talents.

Fakenham Makers' Market has been held in Fakenham Parish Church almost monthly since March 2015.

It is entirely devoted to arts and crafts handmade by the stallholders and entry is free.

Each market features handmade refreshments and live music.

Over its life so far, it has also helped the town's Barnardo's Helpers Group to raise nearly £1,000.

The new season of markets is due to kick off on Saturday, March 25 and the organisers are on the lookout for new artists, crafters and makers to attend.

There is also a free spot for a local musician to busk at each event, and new musicians are also being sought.

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One of the market's regular stallholders, Lisa Hughston, of South of the Border, said: 'For all the talented arty people out there, Fakenham Makers' Market is a lovely event to do. There are lots of awesome stallholders there already and it's one of my favourite fairs.'

Artist Debbie Osborn, organiser of the market, said: 'When we started Fakenham Makers' Market we wanted to make sure that it had a real focus on the community of artists, crafters and makers which attend, as well as on our visitors.

'We firmly believe that building a group of happy, talented, participants makes for a better experience for the market's visitors and customers.

'We have got to know some of our makers quite well now – they have a real dedication to what they do, and they're fun to be with - we would love to have more.'

There will be eight markets this year, all held at Fakenham Parish Church.

Makers and artists are invited to apply for stalls via the application form on the website at, where more information about the event can also be found.

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