The Penny Lane Christmas Craft Market returns for its second year, opening the doors of the iconic St Barnabas’ Church this Saturday 16th November at 12-4, for a day of festivities.

The event organiser’s aim is to provide an accessible platform to elevate some of the regions artists and small businesses, whilst bringing the community together to enjoy the spirit of Christmas in a relaxed space.

Paula, an event volunteer, said “The response from local craft makers and small businesses has been overwhelming, the quality and diversity of the stall holders means there is something for everyone. The best part last year was the atmosphere, it really felt like being in your front room on Christmas day!”

Uniting local businesses in the area, Penny Lane Craft Market welcomes back ‘Bean There Coffee’ as well as ‘Handymans Brewery’ who will be having pop ups providing festive food, coffee, real ales and gin. Throughout the day various Christmas themed workshops will be on offer. Including pottery making for the kids with ‘Val’ from ‘Love Pottery’ and interactive, multi sensory music lessons for the whole family from ‘Rise Music Education’.

Emma Warren, the founder of the event stated. “I have watched Penny Lane, Allerton and Smithdown Road sky rocket creatively over the past few years. As an artist myself I know how tough it can be to get your name out there, so I wanted to pool all this talent together as a community under one roof to support one another. So please come down, have a mulled wine and fill ya stockings with some beautiful bespoke treasures!”

The event is a nonprofit fundraiser. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of St Barnabas Church and the work it does in the community as well as supporting affiliated charities.