Gunwharf Quays: Artisan market event returns for Father's Day weekend - what's in store

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“Unique local produce and street food” will be on offer at Gunwharf Quays this Father’s Day weekend as a popular artisan event returns.

 Gunwharf Quays will welcome back its artisan event for a third time over the Father’s Day weekend, after its debut last July.

In partnership with Funyard Events, the water-side event will bring together some of the region’s best designers and independent creators on The Plaza at Gunwharf Quays. Guests will be able to browse one-of-a-kind products and gifts including, artwork, jewellery, homeware and much more. The market will also offer refreshments, including Asian and mediterranean food, sweet options, and an array of beverages.

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Vendors confirmed for the event include a range of Portsmouth-based businesses including, handmade homeware, clothing and accessories by ‘Tiger Lily Tufts’ and ‘Crochetgogs’, along with artisan fudge and cookies by ‘Fudging Fabulous’.

The artistan market at Gunwhaf Quays earlier this year.The artistan market at Gunwhaf Quays earlier this year.
The artistan market at Gunwhaf Quays earlier this year. | Gunwharf Quays

Yvonne Clay, centre director at Gunwharf Quays, said: “It feels great to come together and celebrate the area’s talented artists and makers with the return of such a unique and exciting event, here at Gunwharf Quays. We can’t wait to browse the array of local stalls and enjoy the street food on offer – plus our guests may find the perfect, one-of-a-kind Father’s Day gift here.”

Stuart, co-founder of Funyard Events, added: “We are excited to return to Gunwharf Quays to co-host the artisan event, celebrating small local businesses by giving them a premium platform in which to showcase their products and establish their small brand within a commercial environment.”

The open-air event will be free to attend and will run on Saturday, June 15 and Sunday, June 16 from 9am – 6pm on Saturday, and 10am – 6pm on Sunday.

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