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Heritage Market Festival

Step into the Heritage Market Festival
where youth creativity, local heritage and festive cheer come alive!

Sunday 17th December
10am – 4pm
Market Square, Lancaster

It’s Escape2Make’s Heritage Market Festival’s debut year and YOU are invited!

The festival, produced and designed by Lancaster and Morecambe’s 11-18 year olds, is the perfect free event to get in that Christmassy mood as we dazzle you with live music, dramatic performance, arts and crafts, gift stalls, delicious snacks and a coffee blend especially roasted (by young people) for the big day itself.

Full of festive cheer, the young people involved can’t wait to showcase the fantastic creative skills they’ve learnt from local experts, artists and organisations this Autumn with you. Skills such as pottery, jewellery making, festive decorations, woodwork, portrait painting and photography.

You’re bound to find the perfect gift for that certain someone, be entertained by our live music and full of the Christmas spirit as you wander round the stalls sipping cosy coffee under the twinkly Christmas trees.

Funded by the Lottery Heritage Fund and in collaboration with Lancaster City Museums to coincide with their 100th Anniversary celebrations, Escape2Make workshops have helped to educate, entertain and empower local youth, inspiring the curation and creation of this amazing festival event for you to enjoy!


Want a reminder? Click through to our Eventbrite page and book a free ticket to remind you nearer the day!

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The story so far

  Announced for Autumn/Winter 2023, Escape2Make have launched their Heritage Market Festival, kicking off with ten five-week creative programmes and five one-day workshops centring around Lancaster and Morecambe’s rich creative heritage. Then, on Sunday 17th December the skills and creations will be showcased in Market Square for Lancaster’s first Escape2Make Heritage Market Festival! Soon to be released, all workshops will be available to book over our  WHAT’S ON PAGE!

Monday 04 December 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bicycle Club
The Meeting Room, Morecambe Library, Morecambe Lancashire
Wednesday 06 December 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Green Club
Lancaster Castle, Lancaster
Thursday 07 December 2023
4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Press Club
Music Room, The Storey, Lancaster
Tuesday 12 December 2023
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Craft Club
Ethel & Em, Lancaster Lancashire
Thursday 14 December 2023
4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Film Club
Music Room, The Storey, Lancaster
Wednesday 20 December 2023
4:50 pm - 8:00 pm
Green Club
Lancaster Castle, Lancaster

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