First Wood Street Market to take place in Wakefield city centre

Picture of traders and a big promo board to promote Wood Street Market.
Picture of traders and a big promo board to promote Wood Street Market.

A city centre street will be taken over by an eclectic summer market on Sunday.

Wood Street will be closed to traffic on Sunday as stallholders arrive to sell their products in a festival of food, music and the arts.

It will be the first Wood Street Market, a series of events launched to rejuvenate the street after businesses moved out and left shops empty.

Cooking demonstrations from nearby Iris restaurant and bread-making classes from the Yorkshire School of Baking will also be held at the markets, which will run from 10am-2pm.

Buskers and children’s entertainers will perform, and an exhibition of photographs from the old Wakefield Market will be on display at Victoria Chambers.

Wood street-based Architecture 1B, Woodhead Investments, Unique Wakefield and Wakefield Civic Society teamed up to launch the project, with support from Wakefield Council.

Architecture 1B’s Darren Bailey said: “We have got a massive mix of things going on this Sunday, and it promises to be a great event. We have stalls selling everything from sausages and pies to crafts and gifts of the very best quality, which is what we are striving for.”

Around 35 stallholders are expected at Sunday’s event, when a live illustrator will capture pictures of the market.

Markets will also be held on Wood Street on Sundays August 18 and September 15.

Follow the event on twitter #woodstreetmarket and @Wood_st_market

Traders taking part

FB Allums Butcher’s

Jam Gifts

Wilde at Heart, jewellery

Stick or Twist and Helen Field, crafts

Curly Girl Presents, word art and crafts

Amala Thai, barbecue food

Party Dash, toys and party accessories

Yorkshire School of Baking

Muddy Turnip, screen prints

Emmelines Attic, customised clothing

Thomas Anthony, magic tricks

Rich and Fancy Cupcakes

Candy Whites, cakes and sweets

Bier Huis, bottled beers

Wakefield Civic Society

Studiotec, arts and books

Created in Yorkshire, handmade crafts

Earnshaws of Horbury, fruit and vegetables

Cheesecake Charlie

Splanky Designs, vintage fabric homewares

BigBlueBullyBus, handmade crafts

The Two Tarts, homebaked goods

FLK UK, handmade childrenswear

Sister Knits Together, handmade and vintage clothing

Merlins, magic tricks

Corner 165, art

Mackay and Pearson, jewellery

Cafe4u, tea, coffee and snacks

A Taste of Italy, icecream

Cycle Technology, bike shop

India Coco, childrenswear