Red Lantern Markets

The Hunter Street Mall has been looking a bit tatty recently, but last night it was pumping with the Red Lantern Markets. These are an initiative to help revitalise a part of Newcastle that’s pretty empty at night. Not only that, it’s an opportunity for local artisans to showcase their work and for the public to discover just how much really good quality arts, crafts and design there is in Newcastle….

 

It had been rainy all week, but the the sun finally broke through earlier in the day, and the evening was pretty warm and steamy. It suited the mood of the markets, I thought.

 

Now a description of just some of the stalls to be found.

 

Here’s some very cute handmade dolls by The Hair and the Tortoise.

 

Natural handmade candles by 2 Chi Candles.

 

Just a fraction of the jewellery on display by Mahala Handcrafted Jewellery.

 

Dandelion and Honey does kids toys, clothing, accessories and gifts.

 

More candles! This time from Polka Dot Candles. Here’s a basket set including fragrant oils.

 

On to something to eat. These cookies are from Nutso – gluten free and with nutty goodness.

 

Here’s something pretty unusual – a vinyl record cakestand. Not just cakestands – handbags as well, by Bags a Record!

 

How cute are these owlets. These and much more by Blossom and Cat.

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