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Christmas Community - The Mowbray & Friends Christmas Market 2023

Christmas Spirit 

Our second Christmas Market was the most festive of days on Sunday 3rd of December. It was packed full of all of the good things we love about Christmas - pressies, music, food and yuletide tipples! And we even had snow!! 

We welcomed hundreds of guests into The Mowbray - all of our pre-booked guests received a Mowbray Mini Mince Pie and a cup of Festive Punch on arrival - and then pushed past our velvet drapes into The Mowbray which was a cosy, twinkling candlelit hive of beauty...

The day was filled with carols and Christmas songs from our neighbours - The Voice Academy, kisses under the mistletoe, many Turkey Butties, many many Chocolate Orange Espresso Martinis, all the coffee from Mow's Christmas Coffee Cabin  Up On The Roof - and a lot of shopping! 

Christmas Community 

The best thing for us about our Market is the really special gathering of some wonderful makers and creators. It’s so lovely to spend time with some of Sheffield’s most beautiful creative talent - and watch as their amazing shops are admired and treats and gifts are bought. The feeling of community and connection was really special. 

Everyone who was at the Market have beautiful things to buy in the lead up to Christmas - they are all online or contactable - look them up and get in touch to shop independent and local this Christmas! 

Thank you all for spending so much time preparing and making, creating to bring your wonderful creations to us for everyone to enjoy...

We loved this message from Lucy from Sparse Vintage...

"Hi Sally and the rest of your fab team! I just wanted to say how wonderful it was to be part of The Mowbray magic again yesterday! You all work so hard to make it such an amazing, special event I had a great day and met some lovely customers and fellow stall holders! Thank you to your team for their professionalism, care and attentiveness. I’m not quite sure how you do it, but it’s definitely a special special day with lots of festive magic! Thanks again. Lucy" 

Essence & Alchemy

We were delighted to be joined by Lesley, the wonderful founder and creative mind behind Essence and Alchemy. Lesley had a wonderful collection of stocking fillers and small gifts- from tin candles, tea-light sets, bath salts, incense and facial steams alongside a clutch of glass and porcelain candles. 

Novel, Sheffield

Novel is a pop-up book shop in Sheffield, South Yorkshire ran by Kate + Joe.

They sell a curated selection of their favourite reads. They sift through contemporary releases to find the most inspiring, innovative, and thought-provoking books out there, and at the centre of the curation is a diverse list of authors, themes, and publishers.

"After over a decade of relentless discussions about opening a bookshop, we realised there was no time like the present to make the dream come true rather than keeping it as the ultimate retirement project. Joe & I add a curated selection of our favourite books each month to Novel’s range, that we have read and loved, and hope you will too. We'll have a range of gift ideas for the bookworms you're shopping for this festive season, from board books for little ones through to exciting contemporary releases for adults. 

Georgie Marnie 

Georgie is an illustrator & designer based in Sheffield and launched her business, Georgie Marnie, in April 2021. You’ll be able to buy her playful, colourful & relatable prints, cards, stickers, tote bags at the Market. Her work combines fun colour schemes and inspiration from day to day life and her positive & fun illustrated pieces spark joy - the perfect Christmas gifts! 


CRAFT Sheffield had the most beautiful selection of handmade giftable textiles, all created in her Sheffield studio. Sarah uses organic linens, cottons and velvets in a sumptuous winter colour palette. For your seasonal tablescape, Sarah made table runners and napkins, to be paired with colourful candles from her curated collection of homeware. Sarah also bought along the loveliest hot water bottle covers, leather goods, and a selection of garments 

Clare Anderson Ceramics 

Clare makes ceramics in her garden studio by Endcliffe Park in Sheffield. She also loves drying flowers and foraging stems when she's on walks so a lot of her pieces are about displaying flowers either dried or fresh. Clare bought plenty of gift items at a range of prices and also pieces for creating a magical Christmas table display with flowers and candles.  

Luiza Holub 

Luiza's shop featured her amazing original lino prints big and small and greeting cards for every occasion...Always a treat to chat to Luiza and find out more about her incredible work! 

Kate Beaumont & Friends 

Kate Beaumont designs and makes wedding gowns at her Sheffield studio. Utilising the silk off-cuts from her dresses, she's created a capsule collection of luxurious lingerie. Sustainability is at the very heart of these pieces, which feel incredible against the skin and make beautifully decadent gifts. Kate brought along other handmade gifts made from her silk leftovers - patchwork silk aromatherapy eye pillows and silk scrunchies and hair bows.

Kate also brought along curated selection of gold and silver jewellery from Kate's studio, featuring stunning pieces by Beth Pegler, Cathy Sutherland, Jennie Gill and Mikaela Lyons.

Sparse Vintage

Lucy has been seeking out vintage and pre-loved pieces especially with Christmas in mind...Expect party and festive wear with some seasonal winter woolies and beautiful silk and leather accessories...The perfect answer to the age old question - what to wear for the Christmas Party! 

Betty's Flower Club

Selling the most gorgeously handcrafted Christmas wreaths for your doors and thresholds - drop Cat a line to chat about bespoke creations to pick up nearer to Christmas. 

Jardin Collective

They use functional fungi and herbs to create elixirs and tonics that bring magic to your daily rituals. Their high-vibe products are formulated by a Certified Holistic Healthcare Practitioner for busy, health-conscious humans looking for nutritious, refined sugar-free products that don’t compromise on flavour. Charlotte hosted The Mushroom Lounge and had a super busy day of chatting and selling her beautiful products!

Mow's Christmas Coffee Cabin - Up On The Roof

Mow's was our lockdown baby - and is now a flourishing little inner city coffee hangout! Come and see us at the front of Laundry for Hair at Sellers Wheel, 151 Arundel Street - serving up excellent coffee and anytime eating seven days a week.

Our goal is a 'coffee first' cafe experience with a beautiful but pretense free coffee menu that features guest coffees and local house favourites...

At the Market - Mow's hosted ‘Mow’s Christmas Coffee Cabin and was serving up all of your favourites from the Sunday coffee menu with treats to match - plus boozy (and none-boozy) hot chocs and naughty coffees with a spike of festive liqueur! 

Thank Yous!

A massive thank you to everyone who pre-booked a ticket or dropped in to see us! We spotted and chatted to so many guests who have either had a celebration, wedding or event with us and SO many guests who have booked to celebrate with us in 2024 and 2025! It's completely amazing for us to have this connection to you all - and it makes this event really special for us! 

Thank you so much to Alex and the wonderful The Voice Academy for opening our Market most beautifully!  

Thank you as ever to our brilliant Mowbray Team - there is a massive amount of work that goes into our events - and we have a superb team who work tirelessly to make it all happen! 

Thank you to Polly! You'll have seen Polly effortlessly documenting the day - she is an absolutely brilliant, extremely experienced event photographer - who often - when she's in the UK or in fact in Sheffield - shoots our key events - especially with a wellness theme. Pol has captured our lovely day to perfection! You can check out Polly's photography portfolio here!

Polly is also the founder of Jolly Allotment - spreading the sustainability word with The Jolly Trolly - an incredible regenerative food truck, a wellness hub on wheels! A place that shares a passion for fire cooked goodness using fresh, organic and regenerative produce from sustainable sources that celebrates the importance of gut health for mind and body.

They are 100% Gluten free, always Coeliac friendly and offer honest, Plant based non-processed homemade nourishment.

You'll find Polly and The Jolly Trolly at brilliant wellness events and festivals across the UK and Europe - cooking on fire and spreading joy wherever she goes! Look her up! She's amazing!

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