A DAY AT THE MAR­KETS

Visit the re­branded High­fields Vil­lage Mar­kets at the High­fields Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre

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What was once known as Mar­kets at the Manor is now of­fi­cially the new and im­proved High­fields Vil­lage Mar­kets, in an im­pres­sive and re­freshed lo­ca­tion — the High­fields Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre.

On the sec­ond Satur­day of ev­ery month from noon to 5pm and fin­ish­ing at 4pm in June, July and Au­gust, the mar­kets bring an ar­ray of spec­tac­u­lar stalls and good­ies for vis­i­tors to en­joy.

Mar­ket co­or­di­na­tors Amy Manz and Su­san Jones are over the moon with their new and larger space, with the em­pha­sis on a fam­ily friendly at­mos­phere.

“We wanted to make it a High­fields com­mu­nity mar­ket — we wanted it to be some­where for all the lo­cal peo­ple to come and en­joy the space,” Su­san says.

Stalls in­clude any­things from can­dles, main­te­nance, wines, kids cloth­ing, ki­ne­si­ol­ogy, clean­ing prod­ucts, plants, skin­care, jew­ellery, food, ac­ces­sories, crafts, makeup and more.

“Most of our stall­hold­ers are ac­tu­ally lo­cal High­fields peo­ple,” Su­san says.

There will be a free jump­ing cas­tle and free face paint­ing avail­able for chil­dren, so it’s easy to come and en­joy the mar­kets as a fam­ily.

With some re­lax­ing spa­ces set up through­out the mar­kets sur­rounded by cush­ions and throw rugs, Su­san and Amy are cre­at­ing a vibe where peo­ple can re­lax and en­joy them­selves.

With dance dis­plays, karate demon­stra­tions and live music on the lineup, these unique and fun mar­kets are like no other.

“We’re try­ing to make it big­ger, bet­ter and more about the com­mu­nity,” Su­san says.

Any com­mu­nity groups that wish to be a part of the mar­kets or per­form are more than wel­come to get in touch, via the Face­book page High­fields Vil­lage Mar­kets or email high­fieldsvil­lage­mar­kets@gmail.com.

PHOTO: LU­CIA PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

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