Merseyside Makers was created in December 2020 by Elliott O’Callaghan, to provide an online marketplace for local makers from across Merseyside to showcase their items and be part of a growing community of local artisans.
Since the launch of the website earlier this year, over 40 makers have joined the growing band of artisans. Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, Elliot has expanded its offerings and created Merseyside Makers Market, to make the market not just virtual but it will have a presence in the real world.
Featuring a variety of handcrafted goods by talented makers from across Merseyside and surrounding areas, the market is coming to West Kirby.
Local makers, bakers, and candle makers will be displaying their wares at St. Andrew’s Church Hall in West Kirby and transforming it into a Makers Market between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 16 October, Saturday 13 November and Saturday 11 December. There will be 20 stalls for people to browse and shop. Everyone will be able to meet the makers themselves, find out more about their products and get their hands on some unique pieces of work.
Elliot said, “Merseyside Makers is all about small businesses and these markets are a great way to shop small and support local people this year.
“There will be handmade candles, home fragrances, jewellery, decorative wooden items, original artwork and lots more. No two markets will be the same with a range of makers attending different markets, so it’s worth a visit to see what’s new each month.
“Our markets will also feature the Makers Café, where people can relax and enjoy a cup of tea and cake. Soak up the atmosphere and chat with family and friends. All our markets are free to enter and great fun for all the family.”
Merseyside Makers Market was created to give small independent businesses within Merseyside and the surrounding areas the opportunity to showcase and sell products to the public, in person. It is looking to grow and host markets all across Merseyside each month.