nMake & Trade Autumn Market

Fri 13th November 2020 - Sun 15th November 2020

10.00am - 4.00pm Derby Market Place.

Three days of outdoor market celebrating local makers & creators

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The Make & Trade Autumn Market is an amazing opportunity for local makers and creators to show and sell their wares in the unique setting of Derby Market Place.

The current alfresco dining chalets will be adapted and added to, allowing for up to thirty market stall chalets.

The market will be enclosed with the site being managed by Derby City Council to allow for a safe, spacious outdoor market - one of the only public markets being held in the region thanks to the Covid secure arrangements in place.

The public will be welcome to enjoy the market from 10.00am to 4.00pm over the three days.

This is the exciting bit!


Mainframe is taking over the whole market for three days and we are looking for local makers & creators to apply for a FREE CHALET for THREE DAYS!

We are looking for 25 stall holders in total - ideally from Derby or Derbyshire.

You will need to commit to the full three days (Chalets will be lockable and the site will have overnight security). Set up will be on the evening of Thursday 12th November 2020 and set down will be on the evening of Sunday 15th November 2020.


Simply complete the form on this page.

Applications close at 4pm on Wednesday 21st October 2020

Successful stall holders will be contacted on Friday 23rd October 2020

Stalls will be considerately selected by the Mainframe team to showcase the best of our local creative talent.

Applying does not guarantee a stall. All successful stall holders will be contacted directly by the Mainframe Team with full chalet and market specifications and details (just so you know the basics they have heat, light, power & are lockable).

Stall holders will require their own insurance.


Derby Market Place is a Covid secure location and visitors to the market will be requested to follow current protocol and numbers shopping will be closely monitored.

Stall holders will be expected to respect the safety measures in place.

As we are all aware the government advice on local activity could change at any time. Mainframe and Derby City Council will monitor this closely and Mainframe will keep stall holders notified of any changes as quickly as possible.

Please note that Mainframe are providing the opportunity to have a chalet free of charge. They will not be liable for any additional costs incurred should the market be unable to take place for any reason.


Mainframe is part of The Big House which offers fully-funded business support, mentoring, workshops, networking events, access to grants for creative and digital businesses in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Visit bighouse.org.uk for the complete details of the programme. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you would like any further information on this programme, please contact us at bighouse@creativequarter.com

This project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund 2014 - 2020