The place and time where and when you can explore and buy from some of North East Lincolnshire’s creatives, while chilling, chatting and finding out more about sustainable futures.
Suitable for all ages, the OFSH Market & Social invites you to browse a range of stalls, some of which have introduced sustainable elements to their business, as well as take part in a range of well-being and nature activities, hosted by local and visiting organisations.
Both children and adults can get involved in activities from Nurture Nature Forest School, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, The Woodland Trust, The Little Trees (offering mindfulness sessions by Claire Roach) (book here) and more. A number of creative stalls themselves will be hosting free drop-in activities on the day too.
There will also be a number of ‘drop in’ table-top talks that you can sit down and get involved in, hosted by various creatives and organisations exploring a range of mental health and well-being topics.
Artist Sarah Palmer will be leading on a doodle-y ‘Worry Wall’ where you can offload all of those icky things on your mind, with the chance to also relax and get stuck in with mindful colouring activities.
As well as hosting a talk table, local author Katie Hopper will be explaining the background behind her series of children’s books The Girl Who Found her Glow and The Boy with a Heart-Shaped Balloon, covering subjects such as grief and bullying. There will be children’s story-telling sessions on the day, based on her books.
Recently featured on ITV, Grimsby-based Be Great Fitness will be present on the day with their Food for Thought initiative, a new project recently highlighted by ITV aiming to redress the negative impacts of social media on young people – children, teenagers and adults can all get involved in on the day.
Grimsby Minster itself will be offering sustainability and well-being focussed activities too while the Minster cafe will be open, with Vegan options.
Also outside alongside the installation and performance will be delicious food from Greek Shack and Cooky Cooks.