Friends to hold night market in Norwich

Inspired by the night markets in Asia, two Norwich friends have decided to organise a vintage evening bazaar in the city this month.

Amy Hancock and Nova Dye, both 34 and who live near each other in Cotman Road, are holding a night market and bar at number eight Redwell Street, near Cinema City, on Saturday, March 24 followed by a Sunday flea market and tea room.

They hope it is the first of many events that they will hold in the city under the name Tin Pan Alley presents - and to create interest in the run up to the night market they are creating a series of special window displays in the Redwell Street building.

Mrs Dye said: 'We both love night markets. We have both travelled extensively and we think there is something special about night markets, the buzz of them, so we wanted to bring a night market to Norwich.

'We think our event is unique in Norwich, and that it is the city's first night market.

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'It will be a social space where shopping meets music, where friends can shop, relax and be entertained all under one roof.'

During the night market, the attic will be an emporium dedicated to the 1940s and 1950s, the first floor will be full of re-worked retro bric-a-brac, furniture and homeware, and the basement will be a vintage clothing cavern.

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As well as having some stalls on the ground floor, there will also be a lounge area there, a pop-up bar and live music.

The same stalls will also be there during the day on Sunday when tea and cakes will also be served throughout the day.

Local bands will perform at both the night market and on the Sunday.

Mrs Dye said they hope to put on more events in disused buildings in the future.

'We want to bring life back into these empty spaces,' she said.

'This is going to be the first of many night markets. The aim is to hold them in various disused buildings in Norfolk.'

• The night market on Saturday, March 24 is from 5pm to 10pm and entry costs �3.

The flea market and tearoom on Sunday, March 25 is from 11am until 4pm and entry costs �1.

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• Are you involved in an unusual new project in Norwich? Call reporter Emma Knights on 01603 772428 or email

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