The sun really did shine on Bents Artisan Market this month

Thank you so much to Bents Garden Centre for having Independent Street back once again for another fantastic artisan market.

It was an absolutely brilliant way to end the weekend with plenty of sell-outs and great feedback from traders and visitors.

We even managed to dodge the summer storm!

Huge thanks to the Bents Family for supporting so many small businesses this weekend. We are very thankful to Kath, Helen, Matthew, Kim and to the whole bents team for having us onboard. 

Bents… like us… is a family fun business that’s been built by sheer hard work, family commitment and teamwork, being forward thinking and innovative (did you know they were the first garden centre – ever – to put a restaurant within its site!). They led the way… and others followed.

Their ethos and morals completely echos that of Independent Street, which makes our events at Bents even more special.

Quite a few of the traders now stock inside of Bents, creating a link between the artisan markets and linking the shopping experiences.

Our next date at Bents will be July 13th and 14th and we are excited already.

Massive thanks to our weekend event managers Penny, Lynne and Lisa For the laughs, hard work, banter and friendship.

Also to our musicians Tommy and Suzie For keeping our toes tapping.

To our children’s entertainment The Fairy face Painter Our Sand Art Workshop For keeping our mini market goers smiling and happy.

To all of our incredible traders for showcasing over the course of the weekend.

We cannot do what we love without you all.

The level of talent on event day blows us away. You are all super talented and we are forever grateful that you support us xx

And to you visitors for coming out and supporting us all. We hope you all enjoy your Market goodies.