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The Anonymous Travelling Market

On Saturday 2 July 2011 The Anonymous Travelling Market ( will make its way down to Portland Marina, Osprey Quay where it promises a colourful and quirky day (in cahoots with The Boat That Rocks) as part of The Spirit of the Sea Festival.  Sick of the High Street shopping experience and depressed by the credit crunch Emma House and Rae Stormonth-Darling set up The Anonymous Travelling Market in 2009 to give local businesses a leg up, to celebrate the best of the South West and to put the magic back into shopping.  

Whether it’s a street market or a market at a cracking location, atmosphere is always key to The ATM. Live music gets the toes tapping, stallholders greet one another like old friends (they are now) and shoppers enjoy the buzz.  Stalls vary from stained glass to watercolours, vintage clothing and furniture, jewellery, woodwork, pottery and more. If it’s food you’re after then splash out on a local sausage, cheese, sushi (yes, locally made), paella all washed down with a pint of Piddle. Now, don’t you like the sound of that?  If you’ve lost the will to shop then The ATM dare you to make your way to Portland Marina, Osprey Quay on Saturday 2 July from 11am where shopping will become a form of entertainment (with a sea view) accompanied by live music from Neon Moon. A cracking day out for all the family.

For more information about The ATM visit their great website (where you can win a night at The Beckford Arms, Tisbury and £50 towards dinner by entering the competition on the Home Page).

Also next to the market Gravity's Angel Dance Company's Artistic Director, Suzanne Cantwell Birkin, along with the students of Wey Valley School and Sports College will be presenting "Ebb and Flow," a dance performance at Portland Marina on Saturday, July 2nd at 1:00 and 3:00.  For more information, contact Suzanne at 07742939756.