Christmas market line-up

Back after an unplanned break… we’re very happy to be at Stirchley Baths on Saturday 3rd December 2022, from 10am-3pm.

Traders include:

  • Pip’s Hot Sauce independent business selling their award winning homemade hot sauce, products and spicy merchandise “Crafted in small batches to ensure quality, these sauces are made by chilli heads for chilli heads”
  • Let It Bee – a brummie beekeeper selling their honey, natural skincare with local beeswax, sustainable homeware including beeswax candles and beeswax food wraps. All products are local, natural, sustainable
  • Ten Four Bakehousean independent artisan bakery handcrafting real bread for Birmingham, they operate from Stirchley Industrial Estate and started out at SCM under the guise of Jam vs Custard doughnuts
  • Bunny Street – Established by Ukranian designer Irene Sheyko in 2013, Bunny Street is a Selly Park based micro handmade clothing design business, creating clothing – aprons/dressing gowns/robes to last a lifetime. Irene is one of our volunteer committee members and new charitable fundraiser-founder Forever Lida (see below).
  • Stirchley Printworks – an artist-led print studio based in Stirchley. Founded only a few short months ago, their goal is to support artists with equipment and courses to further their practice, creating a community of printmakers to share skills and ideas in a supportive and inclusive space. They’ll be selling the works of some of the keyholders to the space, and spreading the word about the print studio
  • Sparklymouse – a born and bred Brummie, creating hand embroidered illustrations – working with an ambition to make life a bit more colourful in a world full of doom and gloom
  • Infinity Brewing – Maypole-based nano-brewery, creating small-batch brew runs allowing them to trial different recipes and flavours. Established in December 2020. We discovered them at the brilliant Kings Heath Farmers’ Market
  • Lil’s Parlour CIC – a pioneering pay as you can community bakery in Northfield – there are suggested prices on each item, and you can pay that, or a little more if you’d like to pay it forward so that if someone needs to pay a little less, they can do so. Lucy is also raising funds to put back into the community creating a festive grotto for children (and many more plans in the pipeline)
  • Pedalling Pop Shop x Brum Bikes – Two stalls in one – a pop-up shop on a cargo bike! (Previously the Pedalling pantry). Both promoting car-free family adventures & zero-emission logistics for businesses AND produce for sale. (We’re excited to see this one!)
  • Willow & Mabel Jewellery – Stirchley-based statement resin jewellery – “I only use non toxic resin with cruelty free glitters and colours. My jewellery is made with hypoallergenic materials. All my jewellery is made in my home in Stirchley!”
  • Bournville Candle Company “I launched my business in November 2021 and I sell chic handmade candles, wax melts and reed diffusers in a range of signature scent collections. The wax I use is 100% natural plant-based soy. Everything is vegan, cruelty-free, and has been ethically sourced. All products are lovingly made by me in small batches at my home on Bournville Lane”
  • Izzy A Kennedy DrawsIzzy illustrates buildings and high streets – including Stirchley, Balsall Heath, Kings Heath, Northfield and Cotteridge. They are place-based time capsule portraits and would make great Christmas gifts
  • Circular Stories – A brand new business launching at Stirchley Community Market, selling children’s vintage, ex display and overstock books. Montessori-inspired, with a focus on “real world” stories and topics.

Our charity and community stalls are:

  • Kings Heath Action for Refugees – A charity (CIO) fundraising to work with and support refugees and asylum seekers in transit through Europe and those settled in South Birmingham – lots of merch for sale including clothing, recipe books and greetings cards
  • Forever Lida – raising funds for family, friends and Irene’s home community in Ukraine – “We raise funds to buy goods for the Ukrainian frontline, collect donations and ship them to Ukraine weekly” – selling prints, plants and more
  • Stirchley Art Room / Friends of Stirchley Library – “Stirchley Art Room is a social enterprise (CIC) providing art learning opportunities for the community, we have also started selling work by participants. We are based at Stirchley Library. We are supporting Friends of Stirchley Library to relaunch and extend their work.” Local art for sale

Outdoors hot food

We are proud to present Stirchley Dumplings as our hot food trader for our Christmas market. Ran by residents Hoi and Elk, Stirchley Dumplings delivered the goods (homemade dumplings, noodles, spring rolls and chilli oil) through the pandemic to the B30 community. They will be in our outside area – we’ll have signs so you can’t miss it!

Things to do/see/experience:

  • Stirchley History Group will be offering tours of the Grade II listed Edwardian swimming baths that is now a community centre and home to Stirchley Community Market. A heritage tour is a great way to discover the story behind this iconic building, and maybe even bring back some memories if you used to swim here.
  • Skylarks choir will be performing at the market “We sing a range of uplifting numbers, from classic hits to current chart numbers, accompanied by acoustic guitar. Meet on Tuesdays at Moseley All Services Club.”
  • Loaf Bakery – they will have a tray of buns for sale, information about their fantastic cookery school courses and vouchers, *however* their main purpose is to be there to answer any questions you may have about baking – and what being a community bakery entails – Dough 101! Loaf recently celebrated 10 years on Stirchley High Street, although many of our regulars will know they’ve been going for much longer having been co-founders of the market in 2010.
  • Megan Makes Illustration a local illustrator has created three new colouring in sheets for Stirchley Community Market, for adults and children alike. Megan has also created the new flyers and posters for the market with design by Kerry Leslie. The colouring sheets will be available throughout the market and there will be seating in the middle of the hall for sitting down and getting a cuppa.

From the cafe area / into the main hall:

Verbena Kitchen are running a Stirchley Community Market tea and coffee hatch from the main hall – along with some savoury and sweet snacks! Their scotch eggs are legendary.

We look forward to seeing you there!

If you would like to apply for a stall for future markets in 2023 (we’re closed for new applications for 2022) or would like to volunteer, or sign up to our mailing list, please get in touch via email to

About Stirchley Community Market

Established in 2010, Stirchley Community Market is entirely led by volunteers – by the community, for the community! Stirchley has changed a lot in the last 12 years but this principle remains. We are a non-profit, unincorporated association with a governing document and market values agreed by all committee members. We are always open to volunteers!

Also going on in Stirchley…

  • Stirchley Library – is open on Saturdays and is just next door – why not sign up for a library card or borrow some festive books?
  • There’s a Vegan Market taking place 11-6pm at Birmingham Brewing Company held by vegan sausage business Vausages
  • Many of Stirchley’s independent businesses will be open during the day (and night!) Why not make a day of it and explore Stirchley? We can share our recommendations if you need tips of where to go after the market!

and the brilliant (monthly) Kings Heath Farmers Market is taking place on the same day, 9am-2pm.


Stirchley Baths’ access information can be found here.

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