Harvest Festival Food and Craft Market
We are planning a large scale, weekend-long Harvest Festival in Peterborough’s historic Cathedral Square. Over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of September, we are organising a food and craft market to sit alongside the other programmed Harvest events. We are now looking for potential stall holders!
The food and craft market will take place on both the 19th and 20th of September and will be located in St John’s Square in Peterborough City Centre. Our food and craft market is intended to recreate the buzzing and vibrant markets that were held in Peterborough for hundreds of years. We are seeking traders to develop a market that showcases high quality crafts and locally produced hot and cold food from a wide range of farmers, producers, craftspeople and artists. Stalls will be selected based on how closely the produce and/or products complement the themes of the weekend of local food, traditional crafts and local agricultural heritage.
We are now accepting applications, please complete the below application form and return to Metal no later than 30th June 2015.
Application form: Harvest Market Guidelines and Application
Please send completed forms to Florence@metalculture.com
Or post to
Harvest Market, c/o Metal, Chauffeurs Cottage, St Peter’s Road, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1YX
Arts organisation Metal is planning a large scale, weekend-long Harvest Festival in Peterborough’s historic Cathedral Square. The festival will celebrate the relationship between the city and its rural countryside, connecting people to the land and its associated Harvest rituals and promoting local food and suppliers. At its centre will be a dinner for 500 people curated by international artists Lucy and Jorge Orta – the 1st one in the UK – and a ritual procession of local bakers, gardeners, farmers, dancers, and musicians. The weekend will see the reinstatement of the traditional market that ran in the Square from the 12th century through to the 1960s. One hundred Morris and cultural dancers, teams of folk musicians and 10 UK visual and performing artists will engage the public across the city centre. A mass public ceilidh will take place on the Saturday evening before the Guildhall is turned into a kitchen ready to prepare for the dinner on the Sunday. This will be a publicly engaging weekend of art and culture that reinvigorates and transforms the ancestral ritual of Harvest and attracts thousands of people into the city centre. It launches an 18 month programme of public events, publications and exhibition based on the theme of Harvest.
Read more about the Harvest Festival here.