Drop in MediaCity Piazza Saturday Sunday We Get Creative We Think Big

The Indie Market

Love a gift shop? worry not! The Lowry, and Imperial War Museum North will be setting up shop at We Invented the Weekend’s Indie Market. You can also find an array of hand made goods by local artists and makers ranging from vibrant jewellery and ceramics to natural skin care products.

Location: MediaCity Piazza

Saturday 10am – 7pm

Sunday, 10am – 6pm

Suitable for: All ages, step-free


Arty Jeweller

Arty Jeweller is a contemporary jewellery brand created by Salford artist Cara Codd. One of a kind and limited collections, evoking a sense of place, landscape, cityscape and coastline. Forging metal, layering and distressing vitreous enamel to create sculptural forms with patina and texture. 

Arty Jeweller celebrates the beauty of the decaying and ageing process. Fascinated by the areas where nature and man-made elements meet and the new forms, colours and surfaces that are created. From rusty chains to moss growing in between paving stones, anything in the landscape can inspire the jewellery created.

The process starts with sketching from life to metal forming and enamelling back in Cara’s Salford studio



Supportive skincare and aromatherapy, suited to real-life routines.

Handmade in the UK with organic, plant based ingredients to help curate small moments of self-love and self-worth in our daily lives to show our skin the care it deserves.

ede works with mental health charities by donating £5 from every sale of the Press Pause roll on therapist, formulated to ease anxiety and worry.


Cicee Handmade Jewellery

Items made from silver, gold, gemstones & beads are used to create subtle but strong handmade pieces to make you feel empowered everyday


Sally Marshall Art

Sally Marshall is a Manchester artist, sign writer and illustrator. She produces work for commercial clients, alongside private commissions and her own pieces. Sally’s work is often seen around the windows and walls of Chorlton and south Manchester. She has produced installations for CBBC Blue Peter at Salford Quays Box on the Docks project and painted live on stage for Matrix (L’Oreal). Grounded in a DIY aesthetic, her work is inspired by rock goddesses, neo-traditional tattooing and pop art.



Mushypeadesign world is bright, quirky and a little bit cat and pop culture obsessed!  It’s even named after their pet cat!  Based in Liverpool, Sarah Ryan is a proud Northerner and girl boss and loves being a part of such an independent, creative and vibrant city.  The aim is to encourage and empower everyone to express themselves and embrace being different!  

All work is handmade from sketch to finished design, and no two pieces are ever the same. Originally from an illustration background Sarah began making jewellery and experimenting with mixed media and paper cutting as a way to incorporate their art in a more 3D process.  

The range includes hand etched acrylic and clay earrings and necklaces, intricate, original paper cut art and gifts, stickers and greetings cards and bespoke, hand painted glass baubles. Mushypeadesign’s newest product range of clay jewellery is inspired by astronomy and the weather as well as designing a range of temporary tattoos.

Stockists include Merseymade, The Atkinson Gallery and Chorlton Arts Market.  Last December Mushypeadesign ran a popup shop with The Great Brand Exchange at John Lewis Liverpool 1 store.  


Anie Studio 

Anie Studio creates handmade homeware pieces with a focus on form, texture, colour and pattern. Each piece is carefully crafted in Manchester. 

Sustainability is at the core of Anie Studio because there isn’t a planet B! 

Each piece is made with minimal waste and all packaging is recyclable, biodegradable or re-used.

Each month 10% of sales are donated to a different charity because we believe in the importance of giving back

Our mission is simple – consciously crafted homewares that bring joy


Flock & Gaggle

Flock & Gaggle is a female founded small business run by local artist Fernandes Makes.  They run an independent gift shop and workshop venue based in Quayside at MediaCityUK where you can shop over 35 independent makers, artists and creatives from Salford, Manchester and beyond. 

Find a great range of greeting cards, art prints and handmade items from local legends


Imperial War Museum North

IWM is a global authority on conflict and its impact on people’s lives. We collect objects and stories that give an insight into people’s experiences of war, preserve them for future generations, and bring them to today’s audiences in the most powerful way possible.

The family of five museums uncover the causes, course and consequences of war, from the First WorldWar through to present-day conflict. Unique collections are made up of the everyday and exceptional, tell the story of how war changes lives and preserves these stories for future generations.  

The IWM shop stocks products inspired by people’s stories of war. Every purchase helps their stories to be retold.


The Lowry Gift Shop

The Lowry is committed to using visual and performing arts to enrich people’s lives. They present audiences with a diverse programme of theatre, opera, musicals, dance, music, comedy and visual art as well as events and activities to expand the horizons of audiences and artists alike. You can purchase an array of limited-edition prints and Lowry inspired gifts, home ware and stationery and the Lowry Gift Shop pop up.