Marlborough is set to enjoy the tastes, sounds and sights of Europe as a continental market visits the town next week (Thursday, April 26) thanks to Wiltshire Council.
It has joined forces with continental market company Paras Bristiel, to help bring this experience to the county’s shoppers, staring with Marlborough High Street and then the following day in Devizes market place.
Visitors will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere created by the continental background music due to be played from 9am until 5.30.
Also on offer will be authentic sights and smells as food is freshly prepared and artworks and gifts created on site. The traders will bring from the continent a large variety of produce, wines and crafts.
On sale will be traditional cheese, fresh French and Italian bread from the Bakery, and crepes.
And for the truly hungry shopper there will be plates of freshly cooked Spanish paella or a German sausage accompanied by a glass of wine while they look for a gift with a difference with items such as handbags, pottery, art, wooden gifts and crafts for sale.
“Wiltshire Council is pleased to offer our communities the chance to experience different cultures and the continental markets will provide an attractive event for residents,” says council cabinet member Dick Tonge.
“We also believe the markets will prove beneficial for local businesses by complimenting the services they provide. Encouraging markets is a recommendation in the government’s response to the Portas report which we are pleased to support.”