Resident Christmas Market at 37 Queen Street

A brief plug for the first resident Christmas Market taking place at 37 Queen Street on Saturday.

This is an opportunity for residents to showcase their work, and for non-residents to have a shifty around the redeveloped old Cop Shop.

The space will be open from 10am to 4pm. This includes the Cafe, which always looks enticing from the outside, but you’re never quite sure if you are welcome.

SPACE studios, the London agency that manages 37 Queen Street add:

“The market is a trial in place of our traditional Open Studios, If this is successful we hope to host further artists/maker markets in 2019.

When the weather is a little warmer and we can extend into the courtyard we most likely will offer stalls to other artists in Colchester.”

It appears to have been a decent first year for Space and No. 37. All studio space is fully booked.

This will come as a relief to CBC after it failed to attract initial funding and looked towards ECC to step in and support the business.

It’s also worth keeping a close eye on the working ‘relationship’ between SPACE and Alumno, the developer that wants to build student flats in the adjacent Cultural Quarter.

The two have been working together. Alumno very kindly ‘facilitates’ the Artist Toolkit sessions.

SPACE is supportive of the planning application slapped in by Alumno.

Entry to the Christmas Market on Saturday is FREE.

Whilst you are in the area then it is worth having a poke around Firstsite and the monthly Colchester Bazaar that is also taking place during the day.

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