A POPULAR international market is set to return to Carlisle city centre.

Organised by Market Place Europe, the award-winning International Market will take place between August 22 and 26.

The five-day event, which is supported by Carlisle City Council, will see a range of continental stalls set up shop at the Market Cross.

An array of European cuisine, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Greek and Turkish street foods will be available to buy, along with Thai noodles, Indian curries, and rare meats such as ostrich, kangaroo and crocodile. A number of sweet treat stalls, selling cakes, biscuits, sweets and crepes will also be on offer. The stalls will be open between 9am and 6pm on August 22 to 24 and 10am to 5pm on August 25 and 26.

There will also be a Continental Street Bar selling a range of beers and wine.

Green fingered shoppers will not be disappointed either as the market will include popular Dutch plant seller with a variety of shrubs, plants, trees and bulbs.

An ancient Proclamation will be made at the Market Cross on August 24 at 10am. The Proclamation is a declaration of Carlisle city council’s rights to hold an annual Fair in August, originally granted to the citizens of Carlisle in 1352 by Edward III.

A procession including The Mayor of Carlisle, Cllr Marilyn Bowman, Sword and Mace Bearers and other Civic Dignitaries will then go from St Cuthbert’s Church to the Market Cross in the city centre.