Manchester is set to get a new monthly artisan market, with creative makers, artists and creators to descend on the Kampus garden neighbourhood this month.
Kampus is a collection of old and new buildings next to Canal Street and minutes from Piccadilly Station.
The community is set to become home to some of the North West’s most cherished independent brands, with the likes of Pollen Bakery, Cloudwater Brewery, General Store, Beeswing and Great North Pie set to locate to Kampus this summer.
The new monthly markets, a collaboration between the rental community Kampus and Ancoats Pop-Up – the runaway success from Manchester’s Cutting Room Square – will be a celebration of all things independent, with handmade products, baked goods and original art on sale.
As well as laid-back live music and pizza slices from Nell’s, visitors will be able to explore the pop-up stalls that will pack Little David Street, the charming cobbled Kampus street recently restored and open to the public for the first time in decades, at what will become a regular fixture on the last Sunday of every month.
The first line-up features an eclectic mix of creatives, including print artist Alex Berry, 38 Jewelry and skin care brand Lovefromdeda.
They’ll sit alongside stalls boasting vintage clothes, plants, ceramics and rum liquors, as well as established Manchester brands including Cloudwater Brewery and The Barkside, the dog lifestyle store.
Ancoats Dough Boy and Sleepless Cat Coffee Roasters are collaborating, taking over the Bungalow to serve up delicious sweet and savoury baked goodies, including sourdough cookies and chocolate tarts alongside freshly-ground coffee.
“Over the years Manchester has shown big love for supporting start-up businesses, from those making bohemian jewellery and abstract prints, to beer and spirits from small-scale breweries,” said Alice Longson, co-founder of Ancoats Pop-Up.
“We couldn’t be more excited to be starting a new pop-up chapter at Little David Street at Kampus.
“The stunning surroundings of the historic street and gardens are just a perfect place to spend a laid-back Sunday, indulging in some of the best brands and unique products that the city has to offer.”
The artisan markets will launch on Sunday 27th February 2022 from 11.30am – 4.30pm.