Fresh buzz to street life after dark

NOSH night market
NOSH night market

The colour and buzz of a traditional night market is more commonly found in warmer climes – but Sheffield is gaining a name for this exotic phenomenon.

The city’s third NOSH night market takes place tonight (Thursday), 5-10pm at the Old Junior School in Sharrow. The next will be part of next month’s Doc/Fest.

Entrepreneurs Ben Smith and Andrew Critchett wanted to create a food-led event that also served as a showcase for local business. But they were astonished by its success.

“The buzz from the first two events exceeded all expectations, with around 400 people at each. Our aim now is keep our street market offerings interesting, be it the food, drink, music, art or retail,” says Andrew.

The playground will host street food stalls including Fish&, Soi Truck Thai, gourmet hot dogs, and craft beer.

In the old school canteen will be an array of market stalls alongside Sheffield LETS, a community group that exchanges goods and services using ‘stones’ instead of money. There will also be live music and free Zumba classes.

Entry £2 (£1 with NUS card before 6pm). All profits go to Sharrow Festival.