Birmingham Originals celebrates Small Business Saturday and all things festive with local artists, designers and makers at their inaugural Winter Makers Market, housed in the beautiful Grade II listed Municipal Bank.

Birmingham Originals, a team of local Etsy artists, makers and designers, is encouraging people to shop local and independent this weekend as they host a Christmas shopping spectacular at Birmingham Municipal Bank from 2-4 December.

Across the 3 days more than 50 local Etsy sellers will be selling at Winter Makers Market, with products ranging from ceramics and letterpress prints, to crochet and jewellery. The event will give shoppers the chance to discover some of city’s incredible creative community, allowing them to connect with and buy directly from local makers and designers – and have certain items personalised there and then! As well as providing the perfect opportunity to find unique, affordable and meaningful gifts in the lead up to Christmas the event will also include:

  • Wreath making workshops with the Birmingham Play Care Network and Birmingham Scrapstore,
  • Eye Candy Festival Pop Up
  • A Secret Sunday Shave Club from award-winning barbershop of the year Barberology
  • Live portraits with Birmingham illustrator Katie Tomlinson Illustration
  • Pop-up temporary tattoo parlour with Birmingham artist Byng Inc
  • A raffle of donated items from the makers to raise money for Birmingham Christmas Shelter
  • ..and not forgetting the photo opportunity to pose with our 7ft tall pink King Kong Jnr!

Birmingham Originals is a network for the city’s creatives who sell items on Etsy. The group was established to enable artists, designers and makers to share skills and network with like-minded individuals in a bid to encourage and inspire people who make original items for sale on the online platform, re-establishing Birmingham as the city of 1000 trades!

To find out more about the Birmingham Originals Etsy Made Local market, visit

You can also see more about the items and makers at the market from the Etsy Editor’s picks gift guide here.


Birmingham Originals Winter Market

Friday 2nd: 1-8pm

Saturday 3rd: 10-6pm

Sunday 4th: 10-5pm

Location: Municipal Bank, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2DR


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