Rugby is going continental
later this month when the streets fill with market stalls selling
wares from all over Europe.
The continental market between
15 and 17 June will feature both food and non-produce from Spain,
Italy, Holland, France, Germany and Switzerland.
The traders will travel en
masse across the channel and will be staying in a local hotel to boost
the local economy.
It is hoped that
representatives from Rugby’s twin towns of Evreux and Russelheim
will be on hand to publicise their regions.
Rugby’s Mayor, Ish Mistry
will open the event at 10am on 15 June.
Stalls will be set up in
Market Place, High Street and some of Sheep Street.
The event is being organised
by Rugby Town Centre Partnership – the group of local businesses and
the Borough and County Councils to boost town centre prosperity.
Town Centre manager Robin
“A genuine continental
atmosphere will be created with a strolling accordionist playing
music from the various countries involved, and of course all the
stall-holders themselves, who will all attempt to speak English.
“This event has been so
popular wherever it has been in the country and I’m sure the fact
they are selling genuine continental goods will appeal to the people
Town Centre Partnership
chairman Nick Hunter added:
“It will be a bit of fun
for all the family and hopefully will achieve its prime objective
which is to reintroduce the people of Rugby to their town centre.”