Winter Arts Market organiser Open Culture has revealed full details for this year’s event.
Exhibitors including Wirral stone carver Andrew Downie and textile artist Sandra Hepworth will take to Liverpool Cathedral when the market comes to town.
Sandra says: “I’ve been taking part in the Winter Arts Market for a number of years and it’s always a great event to be part of; a lovely festive atmosphere and fantastic people. I’m really looking forward to this year – the cathedral is such a beautiful venue.”
There will be 200 exhibitors, from painters to jewellery makers, selling their wares at the festive extravaganza. Others on the bill include Scott Duffey of Toucan Tango and Abigail Roberts and Sarah Ewer, who will sell alternative Christmas wreaths at their stall.
The cathedral’s dining room will play host to a food fair, where items such as homemade jams and luxury blended teas will be for sale, and a vintage clothing fair will be held in the concert room.
A special processional evensong will take place from 3pm to 3.45pm and a children’s craft lab, where youngsters will have the chance to make their own Christmas characters, will be hosted by KECS Creative’s Silly Scientists between 11am and 4pm.
Now in its eighth year, the Winter Arts Market took place at St George’s Hall in previous years but has moved to a new home for 2016 due to the relocation of Liverpool’s Christmas Market to outside the hall.
This year’s instalment will take place on 3 December.