We Create Market in Portsmouth set to expand this weekend following success

AN INNOVATIVE city market is due to expand this weekend following a successful launch last month.

Monday, 5th October 2020, 12:51 pm
The first We Create Market, held last month in the former Debenhams site, Palmerston Rd, Southsea Picture: Chris Moorhouse (120920-04)

The We Create Market that was set up inside the former Debenhams store, in Southsea, is returning for its second event this Saturday and Sunday.

As part of the expansion more of the building will be used to include additional local artists, creators, entrepreneurs and stallholders.

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Claire Weir of Clairabows. The first We Create Market, held last month in the former Debenhams site, Palmerston Rd, Southsea Picture: Chris Moorhouse (120920-05)

Live art displays by artist Joe Munro occupied the site's windows throughout its opening weekend, on September 12 and 13.

This time the open studio will be used by local muralists and graphic designers 2 Sisters - made up of Lauren and Chloe Piper. Lauren said : 'We’re super excited to be teaming up with Portsmouth Creates at We Create Market to transform their window space into an immersive selfie experience and artwork gallery, all hand painted by ourselves.

'Inspired by our favourite projects and upcoming design trends, we’ll be creating a brand new and exciting space to show off our artwork to the lovely people of Portsmouth.'

Visitors will also be able to view new window displays from coastal lifestyle brand Strong Island and local art spaces White Dog Gallery and Hot Walls as part of the market.

The first We Create Market, held last month in the former Debenhams site, Palmerston Rd, Southsea Picture: Chris Moorhouse (120920-06)

Joining the traders this month will be stalls from local independent department store The Bee Hive, art gallery Aspex and the creative collective Pompey Banana Club.

We Create Market will continue to take place on the second weekend of every month until December.

You can find out more at wecreatemarket.co.uk

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