The idea behind this started after we heard about the plans for the closure of Covent Garden car park. We contacted Warwick District Council to see if we could do anything positive to this end of the street to overcome the impact that the closure of the car park would have on us.
We were concerned this end of the street would die. We thought why not create the ‘Covent Garden Quarter’?
The Covent Garden car park site used to be the market area of the town and we thought we could run an events area; because the area behind us has history we thought about a market and the idea grew from there.
This is about people rediscovering their town centre and supporting local independent businesses. The markets feature local businesses and give them an opportunity to showcase their stuff. We are also looking at other events and are open to ideas – we want this to be community-led.
Our first markets were both an 'eco-led' and arts inspired event, in conjunction with the popular 'Arts in the Park' festival. After great feedback and success of these in 2019, we are now happy to confirm a regular market on the last Sunday of each month from February through to September in 2020.
Thank you all for your continued support!
Eleni & Debra
Founders, Covent Garden Quarter
"The function of a community is not to fix your weaknesses, but to amplify everybody's strengths"