Teenagers get chance to run their market stalls

Temperatures in August in Kettering and across Northamptonshire started off warm, but reached their lowest maximum since 1986
Temperatures in August in Kettering and across Northamptonshire started off warm, but reached their lowest maximum since 1986
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Kettering’s teenage market returns this weekend.

The town’s teenage market returns with a variety of stalls between 9am and 5pm on Saturday, September 6.

Young entrepreneurs at the previous Teenage Market

Young entrepreneurs at the previous Teenage Market

As well as the chance to buy from local young traders, the market will also provide a platform for local performers and community groups to show off their talents.

The event is free, with funding put in place by Kettering Borough Markets and Kettering Youth Council, which is a group which supports budding entrepreneurs in the Kettering area.

Lauren Barbaccia, who designs and makes her own picture frames, will be among those whose products will be available at the market.

She said: “When I left school I didn’t go into higher education. One of my hobbies is crafts, so I thought I’d keep myself busy by making a frame for my own house.

“I then started making the frames for my aunts and uncles and, because I love making them, I now make them for my friends.”

Another, Rachel Owen, who works at Barton Hall as a pastry chef producing desserts and cakes, said: “I am excited to showcase different cakes and confectionery for people to buy and take home for their own afternoon tea treats.”

Kettering Council’s Guy Holloway said: “Events like this really demonstrate the great creativity and business acumen that our young people have.

“They really add something to the market by selling crafts and other goods which are not currently on sale.”

The council’s portfolio holder for regeneration Cllr Derek Zanger said: “We are delighted to be supporting this event and I can’t wait to see the excitement and vibrancy that our young people will bring to the High Street.”