• Wed. May 29th, 2024

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Extended Orange Pip Market back and bigger than ever

MIDDLESBROUGH’S ever-evolving Orange Pip Market returns on Saturday and is extending once more.

The July 29 instalment of the market will host 44 food stalls and a range of artists, musicians and the return of Car Boot Disco Bingo!

Following last month’s Summer Special on Centre Square the popular event returns to Baker and Bedford Street – and will stretch out onto Albert Road for the first time.

The popular monthly market has become something of a victim of its own success with thousands regularly attending resulting in ram-packed streets and access difficulties for wheelchairs, buggies and mobility scooters.

Town centre visitors are advised that due to the extended market the stretch of Albert Road between Borough Road and Grange Road will be closed, with traffic rerouted via Grange Road onto Linthorpe Road.

Cllr Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for City Centre Strategy, said: “Orange Pip Market keeps going from strength to strength and expanding onto Albert Road couldn’t be a clearer sign of its increasing popularity.

“It’s also worth remembering that Orange Pip isn’t just a great day out for thousands of people, it is also contributing massively to the local economy and changing perceptions about Middlesbrough.”

For those who have never played, Car Boot Disco Bingo is a cross between a game of bingo and a dance lesson with prizes bought at car boot sales handed to the winners.

Bands and stage times –

1pm-1.30pm – Car Boot Disco Bingo

2pm-2.30pm – Absent Average

2.30pm-3pm – Car Boot Disco Bingo

4pm-4.30pm – Swilly Chill

5.30pm-6pm – Avalanche Party

By Emily