Market makes its mark

Grangetown residents are being thanked for supporting the area’s first street market on Saturday 22nd July.

Most of the unseasonal downpours stayed away for the event – named Grangetown World Market – which has been developed to help boost the local shopping district and was held a short walk from Clare Road/Penarth Road.

There was a good attendance and also a positive reaction to the mix of craft, food and clothing stalls, using the St Patrick’s school and Hub car parks.

Those stalls attending included two new local clothing brands Vibe Attire and One Unity and designer Queen Niche.

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Top image: Queen Niche Arts. Photo: Keith Hursthouse. Above: Grangetown tote bags for sale.

There were other craft stalls, as well as local foodie favouries Vegetarian Food Studio, Clark’s Pies and Lolo’s Cakes on a Taste of Grangetown stall.

There were also craft activities and music, while specially branded Grangetown tote bags – tied in with our ongoing Love Grangetown Shop Grangetown

The afternoon included performances from Arabic-style drumming and dance group Ommadom – and duo Bella Collins and Gareth Evans.

“We were delighted with how it went as a first event – and there was a lovely feel to it during the afternoon,” said Steve Duffy, of Grangetown Community Action. “Thanks to all the volunteers and stall-holders and those who supported it – it’s given us plenty of encouragement and ideas for the next one, which we hope will be in the run-up to Christmas.”   

Rosie Cripps, project manager with Community Gateway, who supported and helped plan the event, said: “Staff and students from across the university have really enjoyed supporting the development of Grangetown World Market.

“It’s been fantastic to work directly with so many Grangetown businesses from young entrepreneurs to Grangetown institutions like Divine Beauty and Clark’s pies.

“We hope Grangetown World Market will encourage people from across Cardiff and the City Region to experience what Grangetown has to offer and encourage locals to shop locally.”

Don’t forget, you can support these local businesses online:

  • Vibe Attire – a new start-up clothing brand from a young, budding Grangetown entrepreneur.
  • Ffwrnes Pizza – a popular Cardiff-based wood-fire pizza pop-up
  • Sweet Treets Cardiff – milkshakes, novelty lollipops, chocolate marshmallows 
  • Anna Palamar – Cardiff-based designs – clothing and bags, inspired by flower, animals and nature.
  • Divine Beauty – a great Grangetown fashion and beauty shop will be selling shuits, dressers and slippers at half price; also doing henna tattoos
  • Queen Niche Arts – a new Grangetown fashion/design brand – unique work, you’ll love
  • Lolo’s Cake Away – another Grangetown business, with scrumptious cakes – who cater for all sorts of occasions, a chance to try them out on our Taste of Grangetown stall!
  • One Unity Clothing – a new Cardiff designer brand, with an Arabic theme and a message of peace and harmony.
  • Coffee2Go –  the Cardiff man on a bike who is taking the taste of coffee up a gear!
  •  Spicers Meat Wagon – BBQ food with a twist!
  • The Soap Slice – lovely choice of soaps, the perfect affordable gifts – or just to treat yourself!
  • Ameow Designs – hand-made glass jewellery inspired by flowers and nature

See the Grangetown World Market Facebook page or the full project website on www.lovegrangetown.biz

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