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Shop at Leeds Market week – tomorrow!

May 2, 2011

Hello everyone

Just to remind you that our Shop at Leeds Market event starts tomorrow and runs til Saturday 7th May. Our unit (at the bottom of Fish Row) will be open from 10am – 4pm every day for art-making and other things. You can visit the event blog here to check updates and what’s going on, and tweet using the hashtag #shopatleedsmarket.

Looking forward to the week and hope to see some of you there!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Paula permalink
    May 3, 2011 12:17 pm

    What a great idea. I worked in the market when I was 16 for four years (44 now). I worked in the mini market (old cattle market now the bus station) at a coat stall and household goods stall and also row B for the same boss selling coats. What a place with weird and wonderful people from all walks of life. The noise/smell and atomosphere was amazing.

    I visited the market for the first time in over 20 years a couple of weeks ago as I don’t get into Leeds often. I was gutted at the change. Half empty stalls (probably because of high sky rent). Car parking charges don’t help encourage people into Leeds either. The Nut shop had gone which I spent most of my wages on their weighed nuts and sweets. It just seemed to have lost its buzz and I hope your campaign will help stop American generic malls crushing this icon of Leeds and also that traders can afford to do business and make a living.

  2. Paula permalink
    May 3, 2011 12:19 pm

    Oh does enyone remember the woman who had the handbag stall with the big beehive hair. Also the rastafarian who used to just wear trousers and no shirt in all weathers. Oooh and that woman who actually had a house but dressed like a tramp and used to go round the market screaming and yelling to herself (poor woman must have been a mental illness). The really bad fruit stall who gave you bad fruit but polished the good stuff on display and wouldn’t let you buy it and took the rubbish from under the stall on the outside bit

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