The last Saturday of every month (payday weekend) Bert and Gert's Arts and Crafts market is brought to The Pavilions. It's a surprising mix of food, clothes, jewellery, homeware and bric-a-brac that has been polished to invite the curious customer. If you are in town then it's worth a visit simply because of the variety of goods on offer.
We spotted hand-made jewellery, (made from material and hand-made Swarovski pieces), a cupcake stall, £5 for a box of four, but honestly I've seen better, and a handmade chocolate stand. This was worth a perusal. The Chocolate Teapot Company, owned by Estelle Lovejoy, has a mix of chocolate teapots, large (white, milk, and dark), chocolate buttons, and cute chocolate treats. Estelle's creations are bespoke, so if you like handmade chocolate treats for events, parties, or just for chocolate-loving folk, give her a call, or visit the market.
Selling their wares were vintage clothes makers, and we even saw a dress, and skirt made from a material covered with a Finding Nemo print. We also saw inventive-shaped clocks and cute hanging signs with quirky sayings like "I'm not wanty, I'm needy". Hilarious.
There's such a variety at the arts and craft market, but in all honesty it's a ten-minute browse and you'll be off if nothing takes your fancy. On the other hand, if you are into arts and crafts this little market might take up about thirty minutes of your time.
I wouldn't plan a visit to the arts and craft market personally because it isn't large enough to occupy the most curious of minds, for more than half an hour. However drop by if you're in town, if not then there's always next month.