Spot On Festival 2024

Saturday 15th June Poulton-le-Fylde

H&G Lytham Hall 2022

Join us in Poulton le Fylde for the first Spot On Festival on Saturday 15 June.. This exciting new event will feature a makers market curated by Hopeful & Glorious in the heart of the festival in Poulton town centre. 

Immerse yourself in a celebration of outstanding theatre, music, and creativity from local, national and international artists. 

Applications for this event are now closed

Makers are invited to apply to take part in a brand-new makers’ market coming this year as part of the Spot On Lancashire Festival 2024. 

Spot On Lancashire have been bringing outstanding performing arts shows to venues across the county for over 25 years. Working with community venues and libraries they attract international theatre, music and dance to team up with community promoters and make amazing things happen in every part of Lancashire. This year, Spot On Lancashire is working with partners to put on the first Spot On Festival, over the weekend of Friday 14 – Sunday 16 June in Poulton-le-Fylde.

As part of the festival Hopeful and Glorious have been invited to curate a makers market in Poulton le Fylde town centre showcasing locally made art, craft and design. The makers market will be held on Saturday 15th June and will be located in the town centre with a mix of indoor and outdoor pitches available. We’ll be confirming the venue details soon but rest assured that it will be an accessible venue in the heart of the festival activity.

The Makers Market will celebrate art, craft and design from across the region. Hopeful & Glorious will curate a showcase of around 20 artists, makers and designers who have been selected for the quality and originality of their work. 

Applications will be considered on a first come -first served basis so if you are interested in this opportunity, please apply early. We will be looking for a good quality range of handmade products.

The Festival will take over the town centre with outstanding theatre, music, and dance from local, national and international artists. The carefully curated line-up promises to captivate and inspire, ensuring a memorable experience for you and your whole family. There’ll be free shows, activities and markets in the town square, as well as a Community Stage.  

The Festival is being funded by Wyre Council, UKSPF-Levelling Up and Arts Council England with an array of partners making this happen including Culturapedia, Poulton-le-Fylde Community Hall, Hopeful & Glorious, Lancashire County Council, Lancashire Year of Song, Big Imaginations, Applause, the NRTF, and The Atlantic Presenters Association.

Event information and how to apply

If you are interested in applying for a stand at the Makers Market at the Spot On Festival 2024 please complete the online form with links to your website/s and social media. If you are unable to complete the form online, please email to request a word version of the form.

Each stand should be presented to a high standard and have a distinctive, visually appealing appearance. We will consider makers, designers, artists, and photographers who meet our standards of selection. All work should be made or designed by you. We are keen to encourage makers committed to developing a sustainable practice to get involved. 

Before applying please read the Terms and Conditions at the bottom of this document as you will need to agree to comply on your application. By ticking this box and making payment for the stall, makers are consenting to all the terms and conditions included in this document.

If you opt for an indoor pitch, you will need to provide a table and chair. Indoor stalls are for tables only -nothing additional such as print racks, easels or side tables can be permitted. Your table must be either up to 1.8m or 2.4m depending on which stall size you request.

If you opt for outdoor, you will also need to provide your own gazebo (up to 3m x 3m). At the same fee as an extra-large indoor stall, you will have the opportunity to have a larger area to display your work. In the event of bad weather being forecast we will allow makers to swap to an indoor pitch providing this is agreed 48 hours in advance.

No food stalls are permitted. There will not be any electric power sockets available.

The application form asks whether we can share your details with event partners and for promotion. This is so that we can maximise the opportunity to raise the profile of makers taking part and allow makers the opportunity to take part in a range of opportunities around the festival programme.

The Makers Market begins at 11am on Saturday 15th June. Set up will be Saturday morning from 9am. Dismantling stalls will take place from 4pm. All stalls must be removed by 5.30pm.

Stall prices

Indoor6ft Table£35
Indoor8ft Table£40
OutdoorGazebo stall up to 10ft by 10ft£40

Terms and conditions

  1. All applications, confirmations, enquiries and payments will be made through Hopeful & Glorious
  2. We will notify all makers by email to let them know whether we are able to offer them a stall. Invoices will be sent soon after along venue details. The stall fee must be paid in full within 10 days on receiving the invoice. If you have not paid within the 10 days the stall will be reallocated. Bookings are only final once we have received full payment and a completed booking form with all required details.
  3. All the products on the stand should be created by the maker taking part.
  4. All stall locations are allocated in advance with the area of space which has been paid for. No additional space for print racks, rails etc) is allowed.
  5. Please consider Health & Safety issues and inspect your stall regularly for potential hazards. Makers must have their own public and product liability insurance which covers all aspects of participation in the market of at least £3million and if appropriate PAT testing. It is the maker’s responsibility to display work safely with full responsibility for the liability of products and the public in relation to the stall. Any breakages are the responsibility of the maker. Liability includes both the setting up and taking down of the stall.
  6. Makers are expected to help promote the event through social media etc.
  7. Makers will be held responsible for any damage that they cause to the venue. Should there be any significant damage, makers will be charged for the full cost of repair/replacement and will be refused future bookings.
  8. There is no stall lighting – just overhead room lighting. Please bring appropriate lighting such as battery powered Worklights / LEDs if needed.
  9. Makers must attend for the full day 11am-4pm.
  10. The event including the market will go ahead in any weather.
  11. We expect makers to offer quality customer care and replace / refund if any product sold is found to be damaged, faulty or unsuitable for use.
  12. Makers are required to provide tables, chairs and gazebos if applicable.
  13. Makers must dispose of their own rubbish and ensure that your allocated space is left clean and tidy.
  14. Final set up details will be forwarded to makers 2 weeks before the event.
  15. If you have booked an outdoor stall and wish to swap to an indoor stall this must be done by email at least 48 hours before the event.
  16. In the event of the Festival being cancelled due to force majeure including government / Public Health England advice to cancel due to a risk to health then as far as possible an alternative date would be offered. If this is not possible then we will be providing an online market event for makers to share and sell their work.
  17. If you need to cancel your stall booking, please let us know as early as possible.
    • Cancellation more than 8 weeks before the event a 50% refund payable
    • Cancellation less than 8 weeks before the event – no refund payable.