International Market returns to Barnsley for the Tour de Yorkshire

The popular International Market will make a welcome return to Barnsley town centre as part of the Tour de Yorkshire celebrations on 4 May.

The market – provided by market operator Market Place - will arrive on Kendray Street on Thursday 3 May and run until Saturday 5 May, giving locals and race-goers plenty of opportunities to browse and sample a selection of mouth-watering foods, beautiful gifts and delightful crafts.

Food lovers are in for a treat with a tempting selection of continental and international flavours on offer, including Spanish, Greek, Indian and Jamaican street food as well as a selection of other cuisines.

Those wanting to take a flavour of the world home with them will be able to purchase a great selection of fresh foods including olives, cheeses, salami, bread and cakes.

Meanwhile, a Continental Street Bar with a variety of Continental beers and wine will provide a welcome break for shoppers.

Visitors can also expect to explore a unique range of jewellery, clothing, wooden furniture and carvings as well as handmade ceramics, while gardeners will be able to pay a visit to a Dutch plant stall to get something to liven up their flower beds.

The International Market will open from 9am-6pm, with the bar staying open while 8pm.

The market is part of a wide programme of events taking place for the Tour de Yorkshire on 4 May.

The first In Gear Live music festival will take place on the main stage in Mandela Gardens and other popular venues across the town centre.

Other attractions include ‘May the Toys be With You’ – a free exhibition at Experience Barnsley that features a collection of memorabilia from the Star Wars franchise, while a life-size X-Wing will land in the town centre as part of the Star Wars Day celebrations, bringing characters from the film series with it.

Meanwhile, a virtual reality walk-through of the £130m Glass Works scheme will give spectators a sneak preview of Barnsley’s new town centre.

Don’t forget to look out for the striking town centre land art on top of the multi-storey car park courtesy of local charity Creative Recovery.

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