‘Makers’ Market’ craft fair at Brunel Centre proves a success

By Nick Batten on 20 April, 2024

Over 40 talented crafters from across Swindon came together at The Brunel shopping centre last week, for the inaugural Makers’ Market, one of the town’s biggest ever craft fairs.

A wealth of talent showcased a myriad products and skills, from hair braiding to home scents, crochet to decoupage, papercrafts to floral displays.

Stallholders hailed the inaugural event a great success, with comments including ‘atmosphere was buzzing’; ‘the event was fabulous’; and ‘this is just what Swindon town centre needs’.

Charlotte Jarrett, Asset Manager at FI Real Estate Management – the company that owns the shopping centre – said, “The feedback from shoppers and stallholders alike has been fantastic – we were so pleased with the response, and footfall for that area of the centre was up by almost 100 per cent.

“It’s great to be able to host such events at The Brunel Swindon and showcase such talent and skill. We’re already taking stall bookings for the next one.”

The Makers’ Market will be held on the second Saturday of every month in the Brunel Plaza – the next fair will be on Saturday 11th May, from 9am-3pm.

To enquire about booking a stall, contact laura.bracey@thebrunel.co.uk or call 01793 525 857.

Pictured above: a stallholder at the recent ‘Makers’ Market’ craft fair