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Bolsover Teenage Market

The Teenage Market is a fast-growing national initiative that’s transforming town and city centres with the creativity of young people!

Bolsover Town Council are on the look out for teenagers, aged 13 – 19 years, who are creatives and would be happy to try out the selling their wares, or performing, whether it be singing, playing instruments, reading poetry etc.

Performers aged under 16 years old would need to be accompanied by a parent/carer.  They would be covered by the council’s insurance, and Bolsover council will provide a traditional market stall or gazebo for them.

The closing date for applicants is Friday 19th April 2024, and successful applicants will be notified by Friday 26thApril 2024. They have space for 18 craft stalls and 6 performers.

The Bolsover Teenage Market gives young people a free platform to showcase their creative talents. It’s all about supporting the next generation of market traders and bringing an influx of energy, vibrancy and diversity across the UK. The events are the perfect opportunity for markets to connect with their town’s population of young people, by providing a platform for them to be entrepreneurial, trial new business ideas and sell creative products.

As well as a creative retail offer, a really important part of the Teenage Market events is performance. Whether it’s young bands, dancers, musicians or stand-up comedians, the events are an amazing opportunity for young performers to showcase their creative talents in the heart of their town or city. The events are also great for large, local community groups to showcase their unique skills and talents, who also bring along friends and family for support.


The market terms and conditions 👇

1. Location – the market will be held in Bolsover town square.
2. Opening days – 18th May 2024
3. Opening times – 10.00am – 4.00pm
4. Setting up stands –Vehicular access is permitted to the stalls between 8.00am – 8.45am. Stewards will be on hand to direct you to your pitch. Before you unpack the steward will show you the exact position of your stall.
5. Taking down of stands – Vehicular access is permitted to the stalls between 3.15pm – 5.00pm.
6. Trading space – The pitch will be allocated to you on arrival and will be the size and shape as agreed with the market office. All stalls should be constructed and decorated to a high standard in keeping with the principles of the market and display the name clearly. All participants must behave in a way that upholds and enhances the reputation and integrity of the market.
7. Participants – trade space is open to retailers of food, arts and craft, regional specialities & tourism and performing arts.
8. Price – F.O.C (free of charge). 9. Subletting is not allowed.
10. Goods sold – The trader may only sell the goods described in this application.
11. Application forms must be returned no later than Friday 19th April 2024.
12. Failure to pay –The organisers reserve the right cancel the booking or to reallocate any unpaid sites to other participants. The price remains payable if the participant cancels its booking.
13. Vehicles. One vehicle per pitch will be given access for Cotton Street (which will be closed during the market) to set up and take down. Vehicles can be parked free of charge in any of the car parks located in and around Bolsover. Vehicles are not permitted behind or adjacent to stalls.
14. Access to your stall. In adverse weather conditions vehicular access may be restricted.
15. Force Majeure – traders cannot claim for compensation or reimbursement in the case of postponement or cancellation of the market due to matters beyond the control of Old Bolsover Town Council such as severe weather, flood, terrorism or tempest
16. Recycling and rubbish. Disposal of refuse is the responsibility of the trader and must be taken away.
17. Security. The organisers take no responsibility for any loss, damage or theft to the stall holders equipment, merchandise, vehicles and personal belongings.
18. Noise. The market reserves the right to curtail or reduce any noise created by the stall holders. PA systems are not permitted. Participants are forbidden to address the public through microphones or loud speakers.
19. Power and lighting. The organisers take no responsibility for the power and lighting of stalls. Generators are permitted on site and must meet all current safety standards and checks. The trader must supply all their own equipment. All equipment must hold current PAT testing. A list of all items to be powered is required with this application.
20. Water WILL NOT be supplied by the event / market organisers.
21. Dogs and pets. No animals permitted except guide dogs.
22. Smoking. No smoking in any covered or enclosed space.
23. Agreement. The trader agrees to abide by the above

clauses and indemnify against the festival and its designated employees against any claim, loss or liability arising from the breach of above clauses regulations.

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