12 & 13 May 2018

The Teenage Market

This burgeoning national initiative is harnessing the creativity of young people to transform town and city centres across the UK.


A real showcase of creative talent and budding entrepreneurs – you’ll have the chance to pick up the wares of the newest emerging maker and drink in the energy, vibrancy and diversity our young crafters are bringing to the table


The markets will be situated on Ainsworth Street utilising the newly developed area adjacent to Blackburn bus station with a strip of bustling markets and acoustic entertainment.


This year Blackburn BID have collaborated with local university students to organise this repeat event focusing on community values and a wider entertainment offering. Traders will have the opportunity to take part in making workshops hosted by Blackburn Youth Zone which include training and making activities to create a piece of art to be displayed on the day.


The Teenage Market are still recruiting for final traders and entertainers to take part. To join please follow the link:

Blackburn Teenage Market (National Festival of Making)






The National Festival Of Making Delivery Team

The National Festival of Making is supported with funding from Arts Council England, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Heritage Lottery Fund

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