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Carlisle Continental Market bursting with flavour

carlisle.1[A]n international market will be held in Carlisle city centre, outside the Old Town Hall, between Wednesday, 24 and Monday 29 August as part of this year’s Carlisle Pageant programme.

Market Place will be returning to Carlisle with a huge selection of traders from across the globe. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice with a great variety of tasty treats and unique crafts and gifts from all over the world!

Foodies will be delighted to know the Greek Grill House is returning with their tasty Greek gyros and moussaka, Gloria’s Noodles will be in Carlisle with a range of flavoursome Thai noodles and Meats of the World will be serving up something unique with burgers made from Ostrich, Kangaroo, Wold Boar and Crocodile!
Leave room for desert though as Gilchrist’s will be bringing a huge array of delicious homemade fudge in an array of different flavours and Minot Markets will be bringing their delicious French crepes with a huge array of toppings including fruit and of course chocolate!

carlisle. 4It’s not all about food though as Market Place will be bringing a fantastic range of crafts and gifts from a number of countries such as a selection of beautiful South American knitwear and musical instruments. G and G Global Gift Collection will have an assortment of Fair Trade wooden carved figurines all the way from Bali as Kiec Gardens will offer real character with their handmade flower pot men.

Market Place Markets Manager, Matthew Hartwell is looking forward to returning to Carlisle: “Market Place and our traders are very much looking forward to returning to Carlisle where we always gain such a positive welcome and the atmosphere is always lovely. There is going to be some fantastic traders at the market this summer, proving to be the ideal family day out.”

The Global Market will be in Carlisle from:

  • Wednesday to Saturday 09:00 to 17.30
  • Sunday 10:00 to 17:00
  • Bank Holiday Monday 10:00 to 17:00

The International Market forms part of the Carlisle Pageant programme. As part of this, an ancient Proclamation will be recited at the Market Cross on Saturday, 27 August at 10am.

The Proclamation is a declaration of Carlisle City Council’s rights to hold an annual Fair in August, originally granted to the citizens of Carlisle in 1352 by Edward III.

A procession including The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Colin Stothard, Sword and Mace Bearers and other Civic Dignitaries will make its way from St. Cuthbert’s Church to the Market Cross in the city centre.

The route for this year’s Puppet Parade is:

Start at 2pm outside St Cuthbert’s Church – St Cuthbert’s Lane – Castle Street – Cathedral grounds – Abbey Street – Tullie House gardens – Castle Street – finish outside the Old Town Hall (some parts of the parade will turn onto St Mary’s Gate and Fisher Street towards the city centre).

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