FREE Craft Fair stalls for young makers

The GAP is holding a Winter Craft Fair on Saturday 11th December (11.30am – 4.30pm) and we’re offering young makers the opportunity to apply for a FREE stall to showcase and sell their products.

The GAP gallery space will be transformed into a mini market of all things hand-made – jewellery, textiles, ceramics, art prints, zines, gifts, etc… you name it! The craft fair will sit right next to our bustling, cosy cafe and will form part of Balsall Heath Second Saturday – a monthly mini-festival celebrating culture and community in the local area – so we’re sure to draw lots of visitors.

Applications are open to all young people (aged 25 and under) living in Birmingham, and we’d especially love to involve those living in Balsall Heath.

“Why is there an age limit?” As a youth arts organisation, our work is focused on generating opportunities for supporting the creative lives and livelihoods of young people.

To apply, simply fill in this application form –

DEADLINE ~ Mon 22nd Nov, 5pm

We have a limited number of stall spaces and so will only be able to accept a small number of applications. We will notify you of the outcome by the end of Tues 23rd Nov.

For more information about The GAP, visit

Pumpkin Days in November at Pacha House, Friends Institute

Pumpkin Day, to learn about this amazing family of vegetables and their beneficial nourishing properties. (Friendlier Alternative to Halloween!).

When? Saturday 30th October, Also on the 6th, 13th, 20th of November. 12pm start, Stalls at 3pm and candle lights at 6pm.

Venue: The Friends’ Institute, 220 Moseley Road, B12 0DG

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Birmingham Open Studios 2021

Birmingham Open Studios returns bigger than ever before, now covering even more of the city. Dozens of artists exhibiting and selling their work from their own homes and studios. Meet creators at work and buy direct. Free to visit and family friendly.

Weekends of 18/19th and 25/26th September 2021, all 11am-5pm

Pick up a guide book from various locations across the city, or visit website to use interactive map. Artists can sign up until 15th July online.

Dates: 11am-5pm on 18/19th and 25/26th September


Cost: £42 to participate. Free to visit.

Contact: Owen de Visser at

Old Print Works ONLINE Christmas Markets

Dates: 12th/13th December

Time: 11:00am-4:00pm

Venue: Online

Cost: Free Entry

Audience: All welcome

For more information: The Old Print Works would like to invite you to our Christmas Market on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th December 2020, from 11am-4pm. This event will take place online on the Old Print Works Facebook and Instagram channels. The event will feature the amazingly talented artists, makers and entrepreneurs that we have in our building, many of whom will have items for sale. This is a great opportunity to buy locally and support local artists and makers over the festive period.