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Here’s everything you need to know about Made.UpNorth’s first ever market this August… and how to win a pair of free tickets

Made.UpNorth market will bring together 60 of the North’s most exciting creatives and local businesses under one roof – so you don’t want to miss it

Written by High Life North
Published 03.07.2021

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It goes without saying that we love a market here at HLN.

A chance for a range of local artists, different cultures, and foodies to unite all at one event? Sounds like our perfect day out.

So we were chuffed to bits when we found out that our friends at Made.UpNorth is venturing into the market scene – hosting their very first event right in the heart of Newcastle and bringing together 60 of the most exciting northern artists, creatives, businesses, and food vendors in the process.

Made.UpNorth’s Instagram account was the first in the region to promote and bring together northern businesses, makers, and creators all in one place. And now we’ll be able to meet all the amazing craftspeople we see on our screens in person.

Head along to the forever-trendy Boiler Shop on Sunday 15th August and open yourself up to inspiration from the wonderful work of local potters, artists, jewellers, soap makers and so many more northern-based creatives. All this while being able to enjoy a bev (or three) from the in-house bar. Tickets are only £2 (a bargain and a half, if you ask us!) and, best of all, all the profits from ticket sales will go to Live Well With Cancer. So not only are you supporting local talent, but you’re also helping a local charity, too.

After the extra-difficult year that our local businesses have had to face, we think you’ll agree that it’s time we give them something back. And Made.UpNorth are on a mission to help us celebrate the amazing, unique local businesses, craft makers and creators that live and work right here on our doorstep. Remember: when you shop local, you’re supporting a dream!

We know this event will make you feel proud of your roots and show that sense of community spirit that we’re known for having here in the North East. But more than that, we also know that you’re going to have a really good time, too! And the fun doesn’t stop there. The first 25 people through the door on the day will get a free gift to celebrate Made.UpNorth’s first-ever market.

But is that enough for our incredible HLN readers?! We think not! That’s why we’ve teamed up with Made.UpNorth to offer a giveaway for one of our lucky readers to win a pair of free tickets to the event. All you have to do is email us at [email protected] and tell us what you’re most looking forward to at Made.UpNorth’s market for a chance to win. The winner will be drawn on Friday 6th August and will be contacted via email.


If you’re keen to get in on the crafty action on the day, then some of these workshops could be right up your street…

Get dirty at a pottery workshop…

We’ve all dreamt about re-enacting that famous scene from Ghost, right? Just us? Ok, awks. Anyway… Try your hand at pottery making (for whatever reason you like!) by using slabs and coils of clay at The Pottery Experiences workshops.


Some of you guys probably know that we’re huge fans of The Pottery Experience (those of you who’ve seen our boob pots on Insta, anyway). They’re a super-friendly bunch who’ll make you feel at ease as they share all the tips, tools, and tricks of the trade. Fancy creating your own boob pot? Hey, who doesn’t? A guaranteed conversation starter, perfect for plants, pencils, or simply a titillating sculpture. Stand out from the crowd.

HLN Top Tip: These are expected to be super popular workshops, so keep your eyes peeled on The Pottery Experience’s Instagram for details on how to reserve your place at the Made.UpNorth market.

Can you cut it with paper?

Fancy trying out a new style of art? We recommend Kppapercuts. The lovely Keely – resident designer and the creative artist behind Kppapercuts – will show you the ropes as you delve into the unique art of paper-cutting.

From natural motifs to geometric designs using pearlescent papers, Kppapercuts have cute little bees (very fitting for the summer season, of course) that you’ll be able to cut yourself and frame before you take them home, ready to adorn your walls with your very own masterpiece.

HLN Top Tip: Book your tickets here


Get sexy with textiles…

Time to put your creative skills to the test. Using a combination of needle felt and embroidery, TweedFiend will help you create your own piece of mini textile art.

Go wild and freestyle your own tweed broach design or, if you need some inspiration, there’ll be templates for you on the day. The best part? You can walk away wearing your artwork with pride, or gift it to a loved one and brighten up their day. Worried that you aren’t that creative? This workshop is beginner-friendly and the experts at TweedFiend will help you tailor your design so that it’s as simple or complex as you need it to be.

HLN Top Tip: Book your tickets for their morning workshop (at 11am – 12pm) here and their afternoon workshop (2pm – 3pm) here.


Made.UpNorth Market

Sunday 15th August, 2021

10am – 4pm

Tickets cost £2.00 and can be bought online or at the door on the day. Under 16s are eligible for free entry.

10% of all the profits from the ticket sale will be donated to Live Well With Cancer and you can view the Facebook event here.



  1. The prize will be won by one High Life North reader. They will win two free tickets to the Made.UpNorth market on Sunday 15th August 2021.
  2. The closing date for this prize is Friday 6th The winner will be chosen on that date and will be contacted directly via email.]
  3. If you have not been contacted by Friday 13th August 2021, please assume that, on this occasion, your entry has not been successful.
  4. The tickets received in this prize cannot be exchanged for money or resold in whole or in part. They are non-exchangeable.
  5. Entrants will be added to High Life North’s subscriber list. You can unsubscribe at any time.
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