Popular arts and crafts market sets up stall in town centre

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Shoppers will have an extra reason to pop in to Eastleigh town centre, with the arrival of Bert & Gert’s.

The specialist arts and crafts market will be setting up stall once a month in Wells Place, providing shoppers with an exciting array of handmade items and bespoke gifts.

The arrival of the popular kitsch and quirky market will add yet another dimension to Eastleigh’s already lively and bustling town centre.

Bert & Gert’s is a family-run business founded by brothers Mark and Jason Wilkes. It was established with the aim of supporting and promoting small local businesses and bringing marketable arts, crafts and vintage to a wider audience.

Speaking about setting up in Eastleigh, a spokesman for Bert & Gert’s said:

“We are thrilled to be coming to Eastleigh as we believe our ethos of supporting small local creative businesses and mission to raise the profile of arts and crafts chimes with that of Eastleigh Borough Council.

“We very proud that our events have a community feel, all the traders are supportive of each other and we want to give them the opportunity to grow their hobbies and passions in to a successful sustainable businesses.

“Visitors to Eastleigh will be in for a treat; our market will give them the opportunity to browse and buy unusual, one-of-a-kind gifts and items – many of which will never be found on the High Street.”

Eastleigh Borough Council’s Cabinet Lead for Economy Cllr Derek Pretty said:

“It’s great to see an exciting and original market like Bert & Gert’s choose the borough as a place to set up stall. The new monthly market will be a great addition to Eastleigh town centre’s shopping offer and further contributes to the economic prosperity of the area. I am pleased to welcome Bert and Gert’s to Eastleigh and wish them every success.”  

Bert & Gert’s Arts and Crafts Market takes place on the first Saturday of the month from 9am to 4pm in Wells Place, Eastleigh. For more details about either joining the market or simply visiting it, email info@bertandgerts.co.uk

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