With a lot of support and hard work from the council Regeneration team, Savills UK (the precinct estate managers) and Chorlton Traders, the first Chorlton Art Market took place on Saturday 2nd November 2013.
The market was a great success and without exception, all 25 traders wanted to trade again at the next event. For me, this was the measure of success because obviously the most important thing was that the traders made money. Using my own experience as a stallholder at markets for many years, I wanted to avoid some of the mistakes I have seen at other events.
I believe that, considering all the many factors that had to be considered and planned, the first market has laid a good foundation for future plans. Photos of the day can be viewed here: http://sochorlton.wordpress.com/
The current work now involves organising the next market on December 7th, which was planned to coincide with the first Small Business Saturday and the Chorlton Christmas lights switch on. I have recognised ways in which the whole market can be improved so I am now working hard to put plans in place.