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A sustainable market and food festival is coming to Manchester

It's taking place at Victoria Baths and absolutely everything is going to be vegan-friendly

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 30th May 2021

Manchester’s Victoria Baths is gearing up to host its first-ever ethical and sustainable markets next month.

Held on the second and third weekends in June, the markets will boast a range of sustainable and ethical stands selling food treats, home crafts, sustainable household creations, recycled jewelry and more. 

Traders confirmed to attend so far include Manchester’s Eighth Day co-operative, sustainable living company Rootstock, colourful recycled plastic creator Plastic Shed, and ceramics and macrame maker Studio Dawn.

Stallholders will be dotted around the Gala Pool and Sports Hall,  whilst the yard outside will be transformed into an entirely vegan street food festival, complete with a vegan-friendly bar.  

On top of this, there’ll also be a vegan selection of drinks and cakes on offer in the Victoria Baths Tea Room 

Inside the Female’s pool at Victoria Bath, where visitors will be able to see two newly restored large stained glass windows / Image: Geograph.org

“Victoria Baths’ Vegan & Ethical Markets have been designed with the feel-good factor in mind, we want people to enjoy their time here, meet up with family and friends, discover some great local makers and creators and enjoy some fantastic food and drink,” said Elizabeth Sibbering, Operations Manager at Victoria Baths>

“We’ll be making the most of the areas that make up Victoria Baths and for the first time using the yard outside as part of the occasion, which is going to be a terrific location for food, drink and relaxing.”


Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore a permanent exhibition that tells the story of Victoria Baths, Manchester’s very own water palace.

They’ll also get chance to see two newly restored large stained glass windows in the Females Pool.

Entry to the markets is £4, or free for Friends of Victoria Baths and under 16s. They will take place on 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th June from 11am to 8pm.


Booking in advance is required via the website, with entrance staggered in order to maintain social distancing. All money raised by the event will go towards the upkeep of the building.

Feature image – Wikimedia Commons.