The Shipley Alternative
A new indy market aimed at bringing something a bit different to Shipley. It’s part of our support for local people and community organisations who want to try their hand at trading.
We have space for about twenty five stalls offering a diverse mix of handmade, recycled and locally made goods as well as all sorts of things not available in Shipley – anything from clothing, music, books to homemade cakes, locally produced food and fair trade goods.
The venue is wheelchair and buggy friendly.
Twitter: @kirkgate_centre #shipleyalt
Leaflets: we can provide leaflets and posters for distribution – call, email, tweet!
Email: join our email list here!
And please pass the word on through your own networks!
Interested in getting involved?
The Shipley Alternative will be run collectively by the Kirkgate Centre, interested stall holders and café volunteers. Please get in touch if you’d like to get involved in making this project happen.
A community café
We run a quality cafe serving fresh food and fresh organic coffee. We are always looking for creative volunteers to help in the café. All proceeds from the café will be used to support the market and other Kirkgate Centre projects.
Want to be a stall holder?
We are looking for stall holders with creative ideas - please contact the Kirkgate Centre for details. There will be a fee of £5 for each stall at each event to help cover costs.
You can apply for a stall here
We want the Shipley Alternative to continue bring something new to Shipley. Shipley has more than its fair share of charity shops so no jumble or bric-a-brac please. We also don’t want duplicate the few market traders and independent shop owners left in the town centre.
We reserve the right to refuse any stall. Please note that campaigning stalls are welcome, but the promotion of religion or political parties is not.