The Magnificent Moving Market (and other Maritime Marvels)

Dock Market is on the move again!

Our amazing team of quirky traders have been spotted all over TQ recently… we moved out of our original Dock Market unit before Christmas… we enjoyed a few months trading in the pavilion of the Odyssey Arena… and last week we tried holding Dock Market right in Dock Cafe!

It’s all leading up to the biggest best Dock Market ever – right the way through the Titanic Maritime Festival next weekend (from Fri 16th – Sun 18th June) – the annual extravaganza as the Titanic Quarter hosts all kinds of tall ships, battleships, live music, street performers, games, activities, free tours and lots more…  It’s nautical but nice!

Dock Market can be found right back in its original unit – as well as the area under the Arc apartments around the marina.  As always there will be home-made food, unique crafts, quirky creativity and uniqueness galore!  Lots more info here

And of course that’s only one of the treats in store over the course of the Maritime Weekend.  Dock Cafe will also be open throughout the festival – the volunteers as always are going the extra mile to make sure everyone can relax with an Honesty Box cuppa in the midst of all the madness!

The Wee Tram will be running right from the door of Dock Cafe (for FREE on Sat & Sun!) to transport you to all the different activities around the quarter – from tours at the Dock & Pump House, to the Pop-Up Picnic at SS Nomadic, to boat-building and model-boat racing on the slipways.  Or just hop on for a tour around the sights!

There are also lots of walking tours being run by the fantastic folks at TQEvents – from dry dock tours, photography tours, and seafarers walking tours (info & free tickets here – I am the “enthusiast guide”!)

So LOADS to look forward to and another one of those great big exciting busy weekends that personify Life in the Titanic Quarter.

See you there!  I’ll either be having a cuppa in Dock Cafe, browsing the stalls of Dock Market, welcoming you on board the Wee Tram, or guiding the Seafarers Tours on the slipways.  Who says men can’t multi-task?!

(Maybe I should re-title this blog “the Multi-tasking Minister’s Maritime Marvels & Magnificent Moving Market”. Marvellous!)