As you may all well know, we were great fans of the Sunday carbootsale at the Wholesale Market, and like many people were gutted when it closed. It was a special place where working class people from all backgrounds and from across the city could meet, hang out and swap items and bargains, conversation and kindle friendships. So when it closed we decided we’d find a way to resurrect it, in one form or another. So welcome to Birmingham’s Sunday Share, a place where each Sunday Morning we can come together to ‘meet and chat, share and sell, and enjoy activities’ -together.
To start the ball rolling we’ve partnered with Active Streets to close Rea St South (just a stone’s throw from the old market at the Wholesale), brought some of the old team together and are working to grow ‘BSS’ into something as special as its predecessor.
We want people to know that this is independently organised and is not a Birmingham City Council project – it’s ‘for people by people’ and consequently, if we want this to work and to thrive, we need to work together. If you want to run a stall, you’ll be allocated a suitable pitch, but you need to bring what you need and leave nothing behind – we’ll supply bin bags and recycling sacks for your rubbish, but if you don’t help us keep the place tidy, we won’t be able to invite you back. If you’d like a pitch, you can download an application form here – or you can fill one in on the day. Pitches cost £15 per car, £30 per van and pitches will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis as there is limited capacity initially (though we intend to grow substantially as time goes by) – entrance for pitches is from Moseley St side, queue on the South side of Moseley St – not on the double yellow lines. Food concessions should contact us directly via the contacts below.
If you’d like further information you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Polly on – 07729092959
We look forward to seeing all our old friends again at Birmingham’s Sunday Share