After a successful summer of family events around Stockport, Worker Bee Markets are going all grown up for the Autumn Season with two artisan markets in October offering something for everyone.

A brand new market on The Green in Gatley on Saturday 27 October will follow the regular popular Bramhall Market on Sunday 21 October.

At Bramhall, live music from Flat Cap 3’s Des Basterfield, a regular at Stockport and Manchester events, will add to the relaxed Sunday atmosphere. The Flat Cap 3 Solo Show will be playing good time tunes from right now to way back when.

Rock n roll, jazz, folk, swing reggae and a little dash of anarchy will all be in the mix. Also in the quirky mix will be The Fika Box, a vintage Horsebox converted into a mobile bar, whilst local talents Riverside Spirits and The Great Dram will sell their bottled spirits too.

There will still be lots to keep all the family happy! The market showcases Stockport artists and makers bringing quilted crafts, jewellery and gems, hand-knitted teddies and lots more unique, quality and intriguing stalls. Local Charity Stopford Cat Rescue have a free stall to promote their great work. Rashmi Aggarwal will be offering intricate henna body art.


The choice of hot food should please all tastes. Regular Wilmslow-based Salkini’s Homemade Food provide a Mediterranean medley, Straw and Spoon make hot soup and smoothies. The Sizzle Sisters are back for the first time since April with gourmet burgers. There will be coffee and cake too from Azulito Coffee and Lemon Drizzle Tea & Cakes.

The first ever Worker Bee Market in Gatley will bring together many local Gatley makers, alongside some of Worker Bee’s finest traders on The Green, Church Road. Handmade skincare, fudge, cake and cheesecakes, ceramics, jewellery, glassware and plants to name a few; they are all hand-picked to complement Gatley centre’s independent shops.

Running 10am-3pm, lunch will be served by Gavin’s Homemade Biltong and South African Barbecue, The Pizza Maker and Salkini’s with their Mediterranean medley.

The local community have come out to support the event with The Coffee Fix café across the road from The Green providing take-aways, Bethany Church providing customer parking and Gatley Girl Guides taking the free community stall to raise money through a Teddy Tombola and Hallowe’en face-painting.


Bramhall Worker Bee Market

Sunday 21 October 2018 11am-3pm

3rd Bramhall Scout Hut, Linney Road Bramhall SK7 3JW

Gatley Worker Bee Market

Saturday 27 October 10am-3pm

Gatley Green, Church Road, Gatley SK8 4NF


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