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Vintage, chic and handmade gifts


We all know what it’s like, trying to find someone that special gift. Will they like it? Do they already have one? Will it end up being shoved in a cupboard and never seen again? Do they even deserve a present? (We’re all guilty of asking that last one when we’ve run out of options.)

Well fear not! Trinity Open Market is here to save the day by making Christmas shopping relaxed, easy and enjoyable.

Over 18 stalls of vintage, kitsch, handmade and locally produced items and artworks, all carefully selected for their individuality and character, have come together to offer you a fantastic shopping experience. Situated in Trinity Square, this vibrant and eclectic collection of sellers offers more than inspiring gift ideas, it’s also a celebration of the area’s historical roots and brings it to life.

The market attracts artisans from trades as diverse as cakes, children’s gift, handmade bags, photographic art, wooden novelties, jewellery, aromatherapy and cheesemaking. But the list doesn’t end there – you’ll have to pay a visit to appreciate the full spectrum of this wonderful tribute to food, fashion and specialised crafts.

The market sets up in the heart of the Trinity Quarter, an incredible area that plays host to Trinity Indoor Market and Hepworth Arcade, with their huge variety of independent traders; the fascinating Hands on History Museum, which is free for all to visit; a number of warm, inviting bars and eateries, including Kings, Jack & Danny’s, Mission and the ever-popular Pie; and of course Holy Trinity Church, an essential part of the city’s community.

The Christmas and New Year markets will take place on the following dates:

Friday 30th November, 10am-4pm

Saturday 22nd December, 10am-3pm (inside Holy Trinity Church)

Friday 25th January, 10am-4pm

Friday 22nd February, 10am-4pm

“It’s about offering the people of Hull what they deserve,” said Julie Buffey, organiser of Trinity Open Market and owner of Roisin Dubh, a seller of vintage and shabby chic homeware and nostalgic gifts within Hepworth Arcade. “There are so many amazing traders involved and we’ve already enjoyed a fantastic reception. We can’t wait to see new and familiar faces alike at future instalments.”

The November edition will also include live music from folk band The Shiznits from 11:30am and delicious treats from the Mardi Gras Creperie. 

“You won’t find a more friendly and skilled gathering of people,” added Julie. “There are smiles everywhere you look, it’s Christmas spirit at its very best!”

For more information, please visit the Trinity Open Market Facebook page.


Article by Rich Sutherland

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