Ancoats Pop-Up launch NEW City Centre Monthly Artisan Markets at KAMPUS

Kampus and Ancoats Pop-Up to join forces for Manchester’s new monthly artisan markets...

By Manchester's Finest | 11 February 2022

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Manchester is set to get a new monthly artisan market, with creative makers, artists and creators to descend on the Kampus garden neighbourhood this month.

The collaboration between the rental community Kampus and Ancoats Pop-Up – the runaway success from Manchester’s Cutting Room Square – will be a glorious celebration of all things independent, with handmade products, scrumptious baked goods and original art on sale on Sunday 27th February 2022 from 11.30am – 4.30pm.

Visitors can expect laid-back live music and drool-inducing pizza slices from Nell’s. They’ll also be able to explore the pop-up stalls that will pack Little David Street, the charming cobbled Kampus street recently restored and open to the public for the first time in decades, at what will become a regular fixture on the last Sunday of every month.

The first line-up features an eclectic mix of creatives, including print artist Alex Berry, 38 Jewelry and skin care brand Lovefromdeda. They’ll sit alongside stalls boasting vintage clothes, plants, ceramics and rum liquors, as well as established Manchester brands including Cloudwater Brewery and The Barkside, the dog lifestyle store.

Ancoats Dough Boy and Sleepless Cat Coffee Roasters are collaborating, taking over the Bungalow to serve up delicious sweet and savoury baked goodies, including sourdough cookies and chocolate tarts alongside freshly-ground coffee.

The pop-up market is the latest gathering at Kampus, the vibrant new rental neighbourhood built around a garden developed by Capital&Centric and HBD.

Alice Longson, co-founder of Ancoats Pop-Up, said: “Over the years Manchester has shown big love for supporting start-up businesses, from those making bohemian jewellery and abstract prints, to beer and spirits from small-scale breweries. We couldn’t be more excited to be starting a new pop-up chapter at Little David Street at Kampus.”

“The stunning surroundings of the historic street and gardens are just a perfect place to spend a laid-back Sunday, indulging in some of the best brands and unique products that the city has to offer.”

Kampus is a collection of old and new buildings, right next to the famous Canal Street in Manchester’s Gay Village and just minutes from Piccadilly Station.

The community is set to become home to some of the North West’s most cherished independent brands, with the likes of Pollen Bakery, Cloudwater Brewery, General Store, Beeswing and Great North Pie set to locate to Kampus this summer.

Adam Higgins, co-founder of Capital&Centric, said: “Kampus is all about community, from the residents that rent here to the indie businesses set to call it home. The collaboration with Ancoats Pop Up will be a real celebration of Manchester’s creative community, providing a shop window for the small businesses doing awesome things in the city.”

“Little David Street had been closed off for years before we restored it, the monthly markets will be a chance for the community to come spend some time in the historic setting and the Kampus gardens, whilst getting behind local creatives.”


KAMPUS x Ancoats Pop-Up

Date: Sunday 27th February
Time: 11.30am – 4.30pm

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The Kampus gardens and Bungalow are the central feature of the community and are permanently open to the public, with the Bungalow operating as a village hall for pop-up events and community groups. The neighbourhood is alive with events and will be home to local independent bars, restaurants, cafés and retail from brands.

All of the apartments at Kampus are for rent. Residents can choose from one and two bedroom apartments in the beautiful red-brick new buildings North and South Block, refurbished 1960s brutalist tower called The Stack or two Victorian shipping warehouses, Minto & Turner and Minshull House.

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