Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral played host to Open Culture’s annual Winter Arts Market at the weekend.

More than 60 local independent artists set up shop on Friday and Saturday, with a vast array of items on offer.

The Cathedral’s Reverend Stuart Haynes previewed the event for Merserynewslive last month, describing it as a ‘must’ for arts and craft lovers in the city.

Visitors could sample jewellery from Wise Fig, vegan treats from plant-based bakery Jostle, and eco-friendly wax melts from Bay Lake Apothecary.

The Cathedral boasted a huge Christmas tree

Stallholder Alex Fletcher, an artist from the Wirral, told Merseynewslive:

“It’s really good to be here. We started last year with a small stall in Birkenhead so to actually be in the Cathedral now is amazing. The likes of this compared to other things we’ve done is huge.”

A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, Alex creates football-inspired oil paintings which can then be printed on to T-shirts.

“The idea was that we’d just sell these on match days and flog them as and when we could,” Alex said.

“We did prints of them as well which sold out within four days, so following that we decided to start doing market stalls.”

Alex Fletcher creates football-inspired oil paintings

Graphic designer Mark Adamson also showcased his work at the market.

One half of design duo Things By Us, Mark creates unique art prints, greetings cards and enamel pins.

“We’ve been coming here for about six or seven years now,” he said.

“Both the summer and winter arts markets are always great. There’s lots of different types of sellers attending and so it’s always nice to see what people are creating year on year.”

To find out more about what’s on at the Cathedral this festive season, click here.

[Watch Gio’Vanna Thompson’s video report here:]


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