Grangetown World Market

19 July 2017

Shoppers are invited to the vibrant streets of Grangetown for the community’s first street market, thanks to Cardiff University’s Community Gateway project working with Grangetown Community Action.

Grangetown World Market, an idea developed from a local business forum, takes place at Lucknow Street on Saturday 22 July and aims to highlight all the area has to offer including food, clothes, crafts and music.

The market is part of the wider Love Grangetown, Shop Grangetown project which promotes local independent businesses from the traditional high street outlet to those working from home and online.

“...With more than 15 stalls already confirmed, it will be a great community occasion and a chance for local businesses, including new start-ups, to welcome people into the Grangetown shopping district.”

Among the stalls confirmed are local artisanal food and drink producers, arts and crafts traders, and sellers of fashion and beauty products.

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Bilal Anjum, a Cardiff University student who will be selling his One Unity Clothing brand at the market, said: “My aims are like other start-up brands, to be big as possible in terms of sales and exposure.

“Grangetown World Market is an important step in this ambition. However, in three years’ time or more I want to be the biggest Arabic inspired brand in the world. I also want to be able to make an impact on charity projects and be able to support local communities too.”

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Vibe Attire, run by Grangetown Youth Forum member 16 year old Khalif Jama, will also have a stall at the market. Khalif said: “We're a young vibrant group concentrated on bringing quality to people through our clothing. We want to provide garments that are revolutionary and that many people will connect with and enjoy.

“Grangetown World Market is a great opportunity to showcase our brand to the community and we hope it will be an enjoyable experience for all".”

Grangetown World Market has been planned by the University’s Enterprise Team and Cardiff Business School undergraduates with funding from the City Region Exchange project and support from Cardiff Council and Grangetown Hyb.

Rosie Cripps, Project Manager from Community Gateway said: “Staff and students from across the University have really enjoyed supporting the development of Grangetown World Market.

“It's been fantastic to work directly with so many Grangetown businesses from young entrepreneurs to Grangetown institutions like Divine Beauty and Clark's pies.

Community Gateway works hand-in-hand with residents in Grangetown to make the area an even better place to live.

It is one of the University’s flagship engagement projects, otherwise known as the Transforming Communities programme, which works with communities in Cardiff, Wales and beyond in areas including health, education and wellbeing.

For more information, or to apply to sell your products at the event, visit the Grangetown World market website.

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