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November 2016

One of the pleasures of publishing Southsea Lifestyle, is that I get a sneak preview of all the forthcoming events. One fascinating trend over the years has been the growth of community markets.

For example I can see that on one day (Saturday 3rd December), it will be possible to visit three quality markets, starting with the popular and vibrant Love Southsea Market in Palmerston Road. Then head to the Castle Road Christmas Festival Market, featuring vintage clothes, records and live music, followed by a stroll along the Common to the new Hotwalls Studios Festive Creative Market – a carefully curated show of the city’s artists and makers.

If you’d like to extend your creative experience further, pop along to the biennial Craft Emergency exhibition at Aspex (page 45), to view the work of the eleven selected artist/makers.

According to the Crafts Council, ‘the overall value of craft skills to the British economy is £3.4bn’ – creativity and markets, it looks like a trend that’s on the up.

Kevin John Dean


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