Manchester’s Castlefield Market returned true to form on Saturday 2 April, offering visitors the chance to browse and buy unique arts, craft and vintage while enjoying some of the best street food around.
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Castlefield Market had been in search of a new home since moving out of Campfield Hall last August, but it’s been well worth the wait. The new building where the market now takes place is the beautiful Royal Mills, the Grade2 listed former cotton mill on Redhill Street off Greta Ancoats Street. The largest of its kind when built, the mill has a central atrium with a newly constructed glass roof and the market will be happening here on the first Saturday of every month. 
We caught up with Jodie Bannister from Castlefield Events to chat about what market goers can expect:
  1. What makes Castlefield Market stand out?


All of the stallholders at Castlefield Market make the products they sell themselves- we have lots of talented artists and creative craftspeople who create unique one off pieces to sell- we also have lots of collectors who specialise in vintage and antiques

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  1. What can visitors expect?


Visitors can expect stalls with lots of creative and innovative ideas in food, art and fashion. A big serving of street food, craft beer, resident DJs playing vinyl records, vintage stalls, artists, objects d’art and ephemera.


  1. If there is one thing they should check out, what is it?


Upcycled furniture and our amazing cocktails!


  1. How long has the market been around for?


The market has been in the city centre for four years- it started as an outdoor market and then moved indoors a couple of years ago- it is starting up again in a new area of the city for 2016- the area where it has moved to is very up and coming- one of the coolest new areas of the city


  1. What days is the market on?


Every first Saturday of the month


  1. How can visitors get there from the city centre


Through the northern quarter and across great ancoats street- it is held in a grade 2 listed building one of the city’s old cotton mills that has been converted into residential- Radhill Street Manchester M4 6JG


  1. What other attractions are nearby?


The Northern Quarter with lots of cafes, bars, independent restaurants and shopping.


There’s a lot to see and buy… You’ll find hot street food, cool food producers, crafty beer, an amazing range of vintage clothing, and unique crafts. So have a gander, be introduced to a whole plethora of independent talent, chomp on some good grub, and relax with a vinyl session by our in-house DJ, Markatron.

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The market runs every first Saturday of the month from 10am until 4pm.
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