Durham Markets is inviting regional food and drink producers to be part of a one-day market in the stunning Cloisters of Durham Cathedral, as part of the celebrations for St Cuthbert’s Day.

Up to 20 stalls will be erected in the Cathedral Cloisters on Saturday 21st March, giving visitors to the city an added attraction – the opportunity to pick up locally produced food and drink.

Durham Market image 2This special market in the Cathedral Cloisters is one of a number of events being organised to commemorate St Cuthbert’s Day 2015.  These include the annual St Cuthbert’s Walk, when the Northumbrian Association honours the saint with a pilgrimage from St Cuthbert’s Church in Chester-le-Street to Durham Cathedral.  The procession will arrive in Durham Market Place at 1.30pm to greet St Cuthbert’s Banner, before continuing to the Cathedral where Dean Michael Sadgrove will welcome them with a short service at 2.15pm.  There will also be a number of special exhibitions and displays around the Cathedral.

Colin Wilkes, Managing Director of Durham Markets, commented:
“It’s great that on the day when we remember Saint Cuthbert, the patron saint of Northumbria, we can celebrate the wonderful food and drink which is produced today all around this area.  We’re inviting producers to showcase what this region has to offer at this special one-day market, which will no doubt be a great attraction for locals and visitors alike.” 

The Local Producers Market will be open to the public in the Cloisters of Durham Cathedral on Saturday 21st March, 2015, from 10am to 4pm.

Places at this market cost £30 each.  Regional food and drink producers interested in trading at this market are invited to contact Durham Markets to reserve a place by emailing durhammarkets@yahoo.co.uk or by calling 0191 384 6153.