REVIEW: The Impossible Market

On a dark Sunday night The Edwards is filled to the brim with punters; people are roaming and the sound of chatter is audible as you walk towards the entrance. A sign by the door directs people as they enter to the Impossible Market. As you weave through a throng of people a loudspeaker can be heard above the hubbub calling out orders. People are lined up along the bar and the tables are all full, fairy lights adorn the ceiling giving the area a starry night feel. Once you manage to navigate through the crowd you emerge into the Impossible Market space. The entrance marks a ‘no drinks past this point’ but the area is still full.

The stalls are a collection of local makers and artists; some you will find at the Olive Tree Markets, on Etsy or in town. As soon as you walk in you are hit with a delightful smell of flowers, cinnamon and all things nice from the corner where Soy by Hand have set up, showcasing their delicious candles. Next door is Rosehip Flowers with a rainbow of flowers displayed in a wooden cart who offer d.i.y flower crown workshops for hen parties, work functions or for the next festival. Continue on and you come to Mim Concepts with their beautiful, soft scarves perfect for the winter season that you can’t help but stroke on your way past. Then there is Hush Rumble with their range of kawaii pillows for adults with clouds, mushrooms and snow-capped mountains filling the stand.

The area is beautifully decorated. Projectors are used on the walls to present images, such as the Impossible Market logo and a quote from Walt Disney, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible”.

The use of the garage area gives the markets an additional authentic, rustic feel. The area is brightly light and contrasts beautifully with the low-light Edwards restaurant. The markets are a fantastic way to spend your Sunday night, every month will bring about a new theme. If you’re after food and a place to sit, it’s a good idea to arrive early to secure a table. Musicians will play throughout the night such as Just Chuck, who played at the spring market. It is advisable to bring cash with you, the line for the ATM can be lengthy. Everything for sale at these markets are special; the artists are independent and their wares are made with love so it is the perfect place to find a gift for the person who has everything. Even if you’re window shopping it’s a great way to meet local artists in the area and get ideas for birthdays, Christmas, etc.

Next monthly market: Sunday October 11th, 5-9pm (second Sunday of the month).


Reviewed by Jodie Millard on behalf of Culture Hunter.

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Category: News
Region: Newcastle
Artform: Visual Arts New Media And Design,

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