A few weeks ago, we set up shop at The Creative Lab at the Flemmingate Centre near Beverely in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Run by Chris and Mickey, this space for creatives to flourish has been a fantastic place to exhibit our stock. We would highly recommend a visit if you are nearby as their are so many inspiration artists' work to discover. With there being a big push to shop independent this Christmas, what a perfect place to start (or end!)
A bit about the Creative Lab.
On thier website, The Creative Lab states it aims are
“To provide innovative spaces for the creative community that ensures a supportive experience and provides access to collective quality resources in an ever-changing marketplace. Our company exists to promote and develop creative individuals and companies to achieve commercial exposure and success.”
Essentially, the Creative Lab is an exhibition space come shop for local creatives and artists, acting as an excellent platform for small businesses across Yorkshire. And with events such a holidays clubs for children and "meet the makers" weekends for artists and shoppers, there is plenty to see and do at The Creative Lab. Reviews praise the guys for their excellent customer service along with a wide, ever changing, variety of artist and creatives work for sale "to please all tastes and pockets".
Continuing from its past as a tourist destination since 1200, Beverly is a town with copious history and welcomes visitors all year round. The picturesque market town is situated in the East Riding of Yorkshire and while it may be small, it plays host to multiple attractions. Beverley Westwood, North Bar and Beverley Racecourse to name a few. Cobled streets and quaint boutiques add to the charm of the town and Beverley Minster is renowned for being one of the finest gothic churches in Europe. The minster features an abundance of stone carvings, stained glass and decoration from the 13th century. Definitely worth a visit if you ask us!
The Christmas Market.
The Creative lab are running an indoor Artisan Christmas Market at on Saturdays and Sundays in the run up to Christmas. The market takes place at 66 Humber Street, Hull, HU1 1TG and runs every weekend for 6 weeks following 18 November. Alongside the stalls of local creatives, The Creative Lab have arranges entertainers, musicians and street food vendors. Sounds like our sort of day out! Find out more on their Facebook event page here.
To take a look at our full list of fairs and markets this festive period, follow the link here. We even have a gift guide for those who aren't sure where to start with their Christmas shopping.