First teenage market set to rock this weekend

Burnley town centre
Burnley town centre

Burnley’s first teenage market is set to launch on Saturday, providing a platform for young people to trade and perform.

Taking place from 10am until 4pm along Curzon Street and The Mall, visitors will be able to browse through a series of stalls packed with unique, handmade items.

A performance area will be rocking throughout the day as talented young musicians sing, perform and get the toes of shoppers tapping.

Marie Shaw, Burnley Market manager, said: “The event is giving young people an opportunity to show off their business ideas, as well as musical and dramatic talents."

Those confirmed include Salutem, a Young Enterprise team from Blessed Trinity RC College, promoting a fire safety book, and Lavender Hearts, an accessories outfit run by 13-year-old Amber McCarney and friends.

Construction and craft students from Coal Clough Academy will aim to sell novelty gifts to customers and 14-year-old Shuttleworth College representative Nicole Tipping will be selling shabby chic items as part of her Crafty Cole venture.

Acts will range from Pendle-based pop-rock covers band The Switch UK to acoustic duo Odall, Nick Wood and Kyle Worrall, to fire-eater Daren Harper.

Fourteen-year-old Barnoldswick rockers Jack and Joey Aurora, and fellow West Craven teenager Mollie Jesson, doing acoustic covers are also tipped to appear.