Fashion, footwear and food on offer at bazaar

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Residents in Rotherham got a taste of the east this week when the first weekly bazaar was held in the town.

The bazaar, in the Centenary outdoor covered market, will be held every Thursday from 10am until 4pm, providing a unique blend of Asian, multicultural and traditional products.

Similar bazaars are also held in Bradford and Leeds every week.

It was launched in Rotherham on Thursday by Coun John Foden, Mayor of Rotherham, with face painting, magic shows, bhangra dancing and an Indian brass band available to entertain the crowds.

Hassan Ali, the bazaar director, said: “The bazaar in Rotherham will be unique as the only place in South Yorkshire where shoppers will be able to find more than 100 stalls under one roof catering for Asian fashion, food and culture.

“It will stock an extensive range of Asian fabrics and fashion, jewellery, footwear, food and much, much more.”

Robin Lambert, Rotherham Markets general manager, said: “We are excited about the bazaar’s arrival at Rotherham market which we firmly believe will add significantly to the fantastic shopping experience customers can enjoy.”