Popular market brings international flavours to Cheltenham

Published on 26th April 2013

women browsing the stalls at Cheltenham's continental market

Thursday 2 May – Monday 6 May in the Long Gardens, Promenade, Cheltenham.

Cheltenham’s street market returns to the town for the eleventh time on Thursday 2 May for five days. The market will have an international feel, which will offer more variety, new flavours and different crafting techniques.

With 24 stalls on the pedestrianised area of the Promenade (by Waterstones and Cavendish House), it will feel like a trip around the world from Eastern sweets including Turkish delight to French baked goods, African crafts and Polish jewellery. There will also be stalls selling a range of crêpes, paella, curry, noodles, breads and cheeses.

The market will open from 10am until 5.30pm on each of the five days.

Martin Quantock, manager of Cheltenham Business Partnership, said: "Now that it looks like the weather is warming up, people naturally start thinking about the holiday season to come – and what better way of 'getting in the mood' than visiting the popular Cheltenham International Street Market?

“We have traders from all over Europe visiting the town to tempt everyone with sights and smells of traditional food dishes from their homelands, along with crafts and gifts.”

The market has been co-ordinated by Geraud Markets, which also puts on Cheltenham’s Christmas market.


For media enquiries, contact: Laura Carter, communications officer, telephone: 01242 264154, email laura.carter@www.cheltenham.gov.uk

Notes:
The market has changed its location this year due to the Highways repaving work being carried out adjacent to the Long Gardens on the Promenade.
Cheltenham Business Partnership brings together major companies and organisations in the town which, along with Cheltenham Borough Council, work to promote and improve the economic well-being of the town and borough.

Cheltenham Business Partnership pools ideas, and its shared vision is to work towards influencing and achieving results that will add to the quality experience that Cheltenham is renowned for.

Although the partnership is funded by 12 core sponsors (see below), membership is open to any organisation which shares its aims and objectives and which is willing to sponsor its work.

Cheltenham Business Partnership Core sponsors:

  • The Beechwood Shopping Centre
  • Big Sleep Hotel
  • Boots
  • The Brewery
  • Cheltenham Borough Council
  • Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce
  • Cheltenham Racecourse
  • Gloucestershire Police
  • Nicholas J Upton & Partners
  • Regent Arcade
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • Gloucestershire Media