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The UK’s ‘Most Bizarre Market’ comes to Stroud

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Dark tourism fans can experience all manner of oddities when Stroud Brewery is transformed into a bustling alternative market – with everything from gothic art and literature, crystal healers and taxidermy to new age, fantasy and folklore crafts.

This unique market boasts more than 40 alternative traders creating an atmospheric and inclusive family-friendly spectacle on July 13th from 3pm-7pm. 

Grab a tasty bite to eat and artisan coffee or herbal tea at the entrance in our specially created social space, or enjoy a pint of local ale to quench your thirst whilst wandering around our array of delights. Step onto the balcony and enjoy the sounds of local buskers whilst soaking up the views and engaging with talented crafters.

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Embrace dark summer quirkiness – on offer is gothic homeware, crystals, taxidermy, Viking leatherwork, unique ceramics, felting, bespoke metalwork, silver jewellery, original art, dark coffee, everything for your witchy needs, wire art and mixed media fantasy sculptures plus much more.

Indulge in psychic phenomena and therapies – Experience a reading with our psychics and mediums and allow our therapists and healers to work their holistic magic to rejuvenate your body and soul.

This event is the brainchild of University of Gloucestershire lecturer and award-winning event planner Julie Farr, who is excited to bring this creation to her hometown of Stroud.

Jules promises: “From the moment you step in you are immersed in the sights and sounds and what’s on offer here. This is more than a market – it’s a sensory event. Enjoy the sound of local musicians, indulge in a taster massage or experience a psychic reading.” 

“I am a fan of dark tourism and can’t wait to deliver this alternative event to my hometown following the massive success with the market at Gloucester prison. Come along for a fun, fabulous afternoon out – if you dare!” 

For more on Jules’ event planning business, click HERE

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