News about this weekend’s Orange Pip

Orange Pip Market – set to be held in Middlesbrough centre tomorrow (Saturday, October 28) – has been forced to cancel over safety concerns due to expected high winds.

The structures the market requires, including stalls and the stage, cannot be put up in the conditions expected tomorrow.

Middlesbrough Council has accepted the recommendations that it would be unsafe to go ahead with the October edition of the monthly event and is now wanting to inform the thousands of Orange Pip fans that it has been a necessary decision to take.

A spokesman said: “It’s devastating to have to cancel Orange Pip Market but public safety and that of our stallholders and our performers and artists is paramount – structures simply cannot be built in the forecasted conditions. It’s even harder to announce this on a lovely sunny day such as today, but it’s completely unavoidable.

“At the start of the week forecasts suggested that the weather would be within acceptable guidelines for the event to be run safely, however in the last 24 hours this has deteriorated rapidly.”

Orange Pip has been cancelled once before due to similar weather conditions on Christmas Eve last year.

The market will return as usual next month on Saturday, November 25 and then again for its Christmas special on Christmas Eve. It will then take a winter break for three months and return in April 2018.

Orange Pip breaks the record again!

The attendance record for Orange Pip Market was once again smashed as crowds flocked to the monthly street food celebration.

Official crowd figures put the number of people at the August instalment of Orange Pip as around 10,600 – even more than attended the Summer Special in Centre Square in June.

As well as benefiting from the good weather the event also landed on the same day as a Boro home game with many fans in attendance before and after the match.

The Summer Special Orange Pip attracted more than 9,000 people and the average attendance for the event has been put at around 6,500.

Cllr Charlie Rooney, Middlesbrough’s Deputy Mayor and Executive Member for City Centre Strategy, said: “It’s great to see more and more people enjoying Orange Pip Market. It’s designed as an open and inclusive event with the aim of offering something for everyone so to see such high numbers is really pleasing.

“As well as being a great day out Orange Pip is also playing an important part in the local economy and I want to say thank you to everyone who makes the event run so smoothly as well as the traders and all local businesses who help make the event a highlight in so many people’s calendar.”

Orange Pip Market launched in May last year offering street food, art and live music performances on Baker Street. It quickly expanded onto Bedford Street and after a summer sojourn to Centre Square is now bigger than ever having expanded further onto Albert Road.

Each month now sees more than 40 traders pitched up selling their artisan produce and many punters enjoying the craft beers and real ales of the popular micropubs in the centre of Middlesbrough.

• The next Orange Pip Market takes place on Saturday, September 30.

Hey Hello!

Sorry for leaving you for so long -the market got a teensy bit busy and we had to attend to that. We are a small team so please forgive us.

Anyway, we’re back and its almost springtime!

Orange Pip Market re launches on March 25 from 12 noon until 7pm and it will be as fabulous as ever. Glorious food, arts and live music – you know the score. Full line-up coming soonish.

In the meantime, get us in your diaries – here are our dates for the whole year!

  • Mar 25
  • Apr 29
  • May 27
  • June 24
  • July 29
  • Aug 26
  • Sep 30
  • Oct 28
  • Nov 25
  • Dec 24

Coming soon – Orange Pip Merch!

Hey, it’s been a while since we updated the website due to the immensely busy year we’ve had. We want to thank all of our lovely visitors, traders, staff, artists and musicians for all the support and kindness you’ve shown us in 2016.

We are sad to have had to cancel the Christmas Eve special but it’s safety first and Storm Barbara was not going to be kind to us.

We are happy to announce our new line of branded merchandise is coming very soon. Tea towels, mugs, art prints, stickers and some limited edition A3 wall calendars are here in the office, ready to be photographed to show you all!

Details of where you can buy will be online shortly.

Happy Christmas to you all and see you when we return on March 25th 2017!

Orange Pip Market returns to Baker Street tomorrow

Middlesbrough’s Orange Pip Market returns tomorrow (Saturday, July 30) with a diverse range of food and drink, live music and arts and crafts.

The family-friendly monthly event which takes place on Baker Street in the town centre reaches its third installment and promises to be a treat for all the senses.

Visitors are also informed that a temporary street alcohol licence is in place throughout the duration of the market, from noon-7pm.

However, under the conditions of the licence only alcohol bought from the market stalls or Baker Street’s micropubs is allowed, which also fits with the Orange Pip philosophy for promoting and supporting local independent traders.


Roast – Hog roast, homemade sauces

Mima Café – Salad, sandwiches, stews, quiches

La Petite Creperie – Authentic French Crepes & galettes – sweet and savoury

The Curing House – Charcuterie

Fat Hippo – Handmade burgers & fries

The Nuthatch – Cocktails & Prosecco bar

Green Guerilla – Vegetarian and vegan fare

Olde Young Tea House – Cakes and scones, speciality teas

Crumble & Slice – Brownies and cakes

Pip & Hatty Blooms – Fresh flower crowns, small hand tied bouquets and more

Righteous Cake Company – Raw cakes and desserts / Paleo

Sundaes of Yarm – Ice cream

Growing Middlesbrough – Smoothies

Wellybix – Artisan pet food

Parmstar – Artisan parmesans

Crispy Conewich – Noodles and salads in a crispy cone


1pm – Tom Joshua – Teesside seven-piece band with cello and violin. Cinematic and expansive soundscapes in the vein of Sufjan Stevens, Nick Drake and Damien Rice.

2.30pm – Northern Monkey Brass Band – Upbeat New Orleans jazz.

3.30pm – Dusst – Psychedelic dream-rock from Liverpool.

4.30pm – Northern Monkey Brass Band second set.

5.30pm – Peace and Love Barbershop Muhammad Ali – Garage rock from Manchester.


Pop-Up Beauty Parlour featuring:

Twisted Sister hair braiding service

Sherylin Oliphant – professional make-up artist / face painter

Jane Scott – Bee Kind Workshop – creating homes for bees.

Dr Twist’s Photographarium – Victorian portraits with a costume department.

Orange Pip Market’s June line-up revealed

The sizzling street food and entertainment confirmed for the second Orange Pip Market can now be revealed.

The artisan “21st Century culinary bazaar” will be offering foodie treats from across the culinary spectrum when it returns on Saturday, June 25.

Baker Street hosts the monthly event, which will run from noon to 7pm on the last Saturday of every month.

Market organisers have cherry-picked the best in farmer’s markets, continental markets and street food festivals, alongside live music from up-and-coming artists and pop-up arts workshops.

Among the taste-bud tickling offer will be:

  • Sundaes of Yarm – Handmade Italian style ice cream served from a bicycle-toting family business from Yarm.
  • The Clucking Pig – Hand crafted scotch eggs made using the finest free range ingredients sourced from a selection of local suppliers.
  • Papa Ganoush -Newcastle’s Papa Ganoush have found inspiration in Paris’s Jewish Quarter, Amsterdam, Jordan and Turkey incorporating ingenuity, skill and imagination into their own take of Middle Eastern street food.
  • Pizza Fritta – Fried + Pizza = Frizza. Pizza Fritta has a cult-like status in Naples, and rightly so, but the real thing is hard to find in the UK.
  • The Nuthatch – Special summer cocktails from the Bedford Street superstars.
  • That Cake – Home based bakery in Redcar. All the cakes are freshly baked using quality ingredients and free range eggs. Some of the tastiest and most show stopping cakes in the region.
  • Grown In Middlesbrough – fresh, seasonal vegetables from local farms and small-scale growers in the town.
  • Piejackers – Gourmet pies and sides.
  • Earl’s Fine Foods – Cheesemonger
  • Crispy Conewich – Freshly baked seasoned crispy cones filled with crispy rice noodles and topped with a choice of chicken, pork or beef.
  • La Petite Crêperie – Authentic French crepes and galettes with a variety of  sweet and savoury flavours including classic butter and sugar, salted butter caramel.
  • Crumble & Slice – A continental twist on cakes, pastries, tarts and cookies. They are creating a special range just for Orange Pip Market, including brownies, pecan pie bars, cake lollipops, cake ice creams, and their signature high topped mini cakes.
  • The Moody Baker – Artisan bakery that pride themselves on using local, fair trade, and organic ingredients to create wonderful baked goods from their own unique recipes.
  • mima Café – Quiches, salads, stews and real ale
  • Fat Hippo – Juicy, messy 100% beef burgers with adventurous toppings (PB&J anyone?), veggie burgers and Cajun fries. These burgers flippers do not mess around.
  • Baytown Coffee – Beautiful fair-trade coffee from the Yorkshire coast.
  • Longhorns BBQ – Longhorns use only British livestock from Northumberland and beyond. Their meat is rubbed with a blend of authentic spices before being smoked low & slow over hickory for up to 24 hours. / BBQ meats, slaws, dogs.

Meanwhile the artists confirmed to be taking part in the day are:

  • Sherylin Oliphant professional make-up artist in TV and films will be painting faces, adorning us with temporary tattoos and gold leaf.
  • Paul Murray will be making leather bound and paper books and you are welcome to join in.
  • Sunday Girl Magazine  will be with us all day making beautiful little zines all about dream girls..
  • Twisted Sister Braids – Twisted Sister Braids is the brainchild of Newcastle based creative hairstylist, Sophie Warburton. From pancaking and cornrows to glittered partings, there is nothing Sophie doesn’t know about the art of braiding.


  • Major Matilda  – 2pm
  • Serious Sam Barrett & Lewis Pugh  – 3.30pm
  • Fleckt Pets  – 5.30pm