Date set for the second Margate Made makers fair

Margate Made Photo Sinead Le Blond

Preparations for a second Margate Made makers’ event in November are underway.

Organisers Lydia Martin and Sarah Gibbon launched the Margate Made event in July as an opportunity for isle makers who are new to selling and showing their work in public, as well as those with some experience, to provide a mix of media, skills and experience.

The first makers market, in partnership with the Margate Adult Education and supported by Ageless Thanet’s Community Fund, attracted more than 400 people to browse some 30 stalls of artisan and unique products.

Now the duo, helped by a team of volunteers and partners, are taking bookings for the Christmas fair which will be held at the Margate adult education building in Hawley Square on November 24.

Activities at Margate Made Photo Frank Leppard

There will again be more than 30 stalls along with  family-friendly, and free, creative activities and entertainment. There will also be a community information stand and free adult education course tasters. Entry for the public will be free and the event will be open from 11am to 4pm

The team is looking for additional volunteers to help out on the day with stewarding, and also activity leaders,

Sarah said: “We can’t pay but we can guarantee fun, training, and an opportunity to extend CV’s with experience of working at public events.”

Margate Made is also working on other activities including an exhibition in 2019 and collaborating with other community event organisers with the aim of celebrating creativity and community and their importance to Thanet.

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