‘Feast at South Shields Market’: An ‘exciting’ street food festival heads to South Shields Market in September
Ephemeral green spaces with portable tables and chairs, which can be moved around the borough, free public Wi-Fi, and changes to make main streets and neighborhood stores look ‘cleaner, more brighter and more attractive ”to shoppers, diners and visitors were also announced after South Tyneside Council received funding from the Government’s Welcome Fund, an extension of the Safe Streets Fund.
Now, it looks like that is starting to come to fruition, with the announcement of the “South Shields Market Party” being held in the Marketplace in downtown South Shields on Friday September 24th and Saturday September 25th. , from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. on both days.
An online article from the council states, “People will be able to enjoy quality food and drink and family entertainment, all in the picturesque setting of a traditional market place.
“The event will see an area of South Shields Market Square transformed into a mini festival with a grassed seating area, bar, street food vendors and a small stage where performers provide entertainment while people sample delicious food. street or will do good business at the market stalls.
“South Shields Market Square already hosts two large weekly markets on Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., but Feast is expected to increase its popularity even further.”
He adds: “This is the first street food event of its kind on the market and is a pilot for more events in the city centers of the borough, in accordance with one of the priorities of the council to support town centers, villages, shopping streets and hotels. “
Council leaders said more details will be announced soon.
This comes after the success of the Bents Park food festivals that have taken place in recent years.