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, buy and sell, and enjoy activities’ -together.

To start the ball rolling we 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. For a month over the Summer we ran the share as a pilot in order to find out whether it would be possible to ‘reboot’ the market, and to try and connect with as many of our market friends as possible.  The pilot went well, we’ve managed to find out what we need and this has helped us to work out things with Birmingham City Council so we can get the market back where it belongs.

If you’d like further information you can write to us at polly@frictionarts.com or call Polly on – 07729092959 or go to our Facebook page

We look forward to seeing all our old friends again at Birmingham’s Sunday Share on February 17th – keep checking back for more details

6 Comments

  1. jay
    29th January 2019

    Great to hear the carboot is coming back and i see that you are getting the leaflets out in the local communities. May i suggest (if you have the budget) putting an advert in the evening mail as that will reach alot of people also you could have a stall / table in the city centre to for a weekto help promote it. Another idea could be to give the sellers from the old carboot 2 weeks free entry to help get it up & running but otherwise keep up the good work.

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    • Lazlomarx
      31st January 2019

      Thanks for your suggestions Jay. The Mail is running a story about this, and we’re popping up on Radio WM, New style and the like. We won’t be able to offer free stalls – we’ve reduced the prices across the board instead and will be maintaining low prices to keep it affordable. See you on the 17th we hope.

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  2. John wright
    8th February 2019

    Best wishes for success ,really missed the old market

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  3. Karl
    10th February 2019

    Hi, is there parking available near the site?

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    • Lazlomarx
      11th February 2019

      Hello
      There is free on street parking on the surrounding streets.

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  4. Lynda
    17th February 2019

    What’s the price of the pitch
    And what’s the procedure?
    Do sellers book or just turn up?
    Thanks

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