Christmas at BRLSI

This year the Bath Royal Literature & Scientific Institution is creating an indoor Christmas market for local, independent designer/makers.

Designed to be affordable, fun and flexible the BRLSI market brings together like minded exhibitors and provides an opportunity to present the very best in local artistic output to the people of Bath and visitors alike.

Sitting on Queen Square BRLSI’s exhibition space is perfectly situated on the edge of central Bath, capturing visitor traffic but also easily accessed by residents keen to avoid the busy city centre.

Running alongside the main Christmas market, stallholders benefit from a warm indoor festive setting and exhibiting among like minded artists. Each space will have a 1.5m x 75cm table, 2 chairs & plug point if required. Stallholders will also be given a daily free tea or coffee to get their day off to a good start.

The BRLSI Designer & Maker Xmas market will be open from 10-4 Mon-Sat from 23rd November to 10th December (15 days) with bookings available for 3 day or 6 day tenures.

If you would like to see the space please visit us at 16 Queen Square, BA1 2HN. Applications are open now and will close on September 30th 2023. 

For further details and to secure space please apply. If your application is successful we will let you know by the 5th October at the latest.

Frequently asked questions

Is there parking?

We don’t have parking on site. The nearest public parking is the Charlotte Street Car Park (100m away). Free parking can be found but is around a 15 minute walk

Can i drop off my products?

We are based on a busy square in central Bath. It is possible to pull up alongside our building to quickly drop off your stock. We will make arrangements with you prior to the market beginning

what display facilities will be provided?

Each stallholder will be given a table (1.5m x 0.75m), 2 chairs and a plug point if needed. We request that you provide your own screens / easels should you wish to display artwork

Can I leave my products overnight?

Yes. We will ask you to tidy away/cover your products overnight or offer storage in a secure room on the premises

How are you promoting the event?

We are promoting through our own channels and local advertising and will mainly focus on local residents. We will also have signage outside the building to draw in customers. We hope exhibitors will share details of the market through their own channels