Arts & Culture

#OFSH Market & Social

May 27
27th May 2023

Browse the market featuring local artisans and makers and take part in a range of well-being and nature activities at the #OFSH Market and Social in Grimsby this May.

The place and time where and when you can explore and buy from some of North East Lincolnshire’s creatives while chilling, chatting and finding out more about sustainable futures.

Get involved in activities for the entire family to enjoy, from Nurture Nature Forest SchoolLincolnshire Wildlife TrustThe Woodland Trust, Mindfulness Sessions with Claire Roach and more. A number of creative stalls themselves will be hosting free drop-in activities on the day too.

There will also be a number of ‘drop in’ table-top talks that you can sit down and get involved in, hosted by various creatives and organisations exploring a range of mental health and well-being topics.

Artist Sarah Palmer will be leading on a doodle-y ‘Worry Wall’ where you can offload all of those icky things on your mind, with the chance to also relax and get stuck in with mindful colouring activities.

As well as hosting a talk table, local author Katie Hopper will be explaining the background behind her series of children’s books The Girl Who Found her Glow and The Boy with a Heart-Shaped Balloon, covering subjects such as grief and bullying. There will be children’s story-telling sessions on the day, based on her books.

Recently featured on ITV, Grimsby-based Be Great Fitness will be present on the day with their Food for Thought initiative, a new project recently highlighted by ITV aiming to redress the negative impacts of social media on young people – children, teenagers and adults can all get involved in on the day.

Grimsby Minster itself will be offering sustainability and well-being focussed activities too while the Minster cafe will be open, with Vegan options. Outside on St James Square will be delicious food from Greek Shack and Cooky Cooks, available throughout the day. 

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Our Future Starts Here

Explore issues of our time, through a series of events and experiences that highlight Grimsby’s place in the world now.

Our Future Starts Here is a new project for Grimsby that launched in 2022 and explores pressing issues of our time through an innovative arts and culture programme for families and young adults that began to tell the story of Grimsby’s place in the world now through ground-breaking artistic work.


opening times

Saturday 27th May
Market & Social
10:00 - 16:00
Mindfulness Sessions
10:30, 11:15 & 13:30
Timeless Street Performance
12:00 & 14:30

Prebook your FREE tickets to the Mindfulness Session with Claire Roach. Adult and Children sessions are available.

Mindfulness Sessions

entry & prices

Free entry

more information

Grimsby Minster

Freshney Place


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More About The Venue

Grimsby Minster

A spectacular church that has stood at the heart of Grimsby for over 900 years and plays host to some of the town's favourite cultural events.