Popular market returns with an international flavour

Published on 30th April 2012

Cheese stall at the continental market in 2010

Cheltenham’s street market returns to Cheltenham on Thursday for five days.

  • Thursday 3 May – Monday 7 May
  • Long Gardens, Promenade, Cheltenham

Returning for the eighth time, this year will see an international feel to the market, which will offer more variety, new flavours and different crafting techniques.

With 20 stalls alongside the Long Gardens in front of the Municipal Offices, it will feel like a trip around the world from Turkish Baklavas, baked on site Belgian macaroons, fresh French Viennoiserie to Kenyan fair-trade trinkets, surprising Caribbean dishes as well as Peruvian Alpaca and woollen clothing. There will also be stalls selling a range of crêpes, paella, 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: "The market is now becoming a regular feature in Cheltenham's calendar and draws many visitors to the town centre from near and far. It is so popular now that we have decided to add more variety by including stalls from around the world. It will be fun and colourful and everyone should find something suitable for their tastes. The international feel will add to Cheltenham’s offering for shopping and tourist attractions.”

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


For media enquiries, contact: Kelly Carter, communications officer, Telephone: 01242 264154, email kelly.carter@cheltenham.gov.uk


Notes:
Cheltenham Business Partnership brings together major companies and organisations in the town which, along with the 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 14 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 College
Gloucestershire Police
House of Fraser – Cavendish House
Nicholas J Upton & Partners
Regent Arcade
University of Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Media