We are excited to announce that Curated Makers will be joining us for 4 weeks in June, which will showcase over 30 of the best makers and artists from across the North.

The pop-up will showcase the products and stories of local talent, offering a wide array of goods from artwork, gifts, homewares, jewellery, baby + kids, clothing, dog accessories, candles, cards, stationery and more.

Maker details…

Alice Charlotte
Amy Panda
Betsy & Els
Bob the Brand
Booze + Burn
Christopher Walster
Darwin & Gray
Faye Hall Design
Happy Newspaper
Helena Lee Studios
House of Owls
Jane Kent
Katie Betty
Made by Shannon
Maja Piechocka Candles
Mamie Makes
Mish Mish Paper Co
Myro Doodles
Naked Candle Co
Old Youth
One Mama One Shed
Oya Goods
Rock on Ruby
Samantha Lois Illustrations
Sketchbook Design
Magpie’s Daughter
Whisky Frames
Whylder Mills
Wren & Rye

Plus, a great line up of suppliers will be joining the Curated Makers Local Pop-Up from Wednesday 12th June to showcase their makes, techniques, skills and to talk through and demonstrate what they do, as well as selling their amazing makes in store…

Wednesday 12th June 10am – 4pm

Christopher Walster

Christopher Walster produces black and white illustrations of places he has been and things he’s seen…likely places that are close to your heart too, including; Manchester, Liverpool, York, Barcelona, New York, London, Venice, Amsterdam and Florence just to name a few. For one day only Chris will be in store working on his most recent art commissions for you to watch in awe. He’ll be happy to discuss commissions of your own and will have a broader selection of cityscapes than we currently stock in the pop-up on sale, as well as some ever so cute gift cards.


Friday 14th June 10am – 4pm

Irene + Edith

Nichola of @ireneandedith creates organic, hand built ceramics in textured clay with luxurious glazes and a glimmer of gold. They’re breathtaking! On the day, Nichola will join us to offer a personalised decoration service. You can choose the size, shape, and text using original letter blocks. Nichola will then create your decoration whilst you watch…and it’ll then be taken to be fired, glazed and lustred in her home studio. Personalised decorations will be returned to Bents on Friday 28th June to be collected or, the piece can be posted out to you for £3.95 p&p. Nichola will also be showcasing a range of her handbuilt ceramics, which will also be available for sale on the day.


Saturday 15th June 10am – 4pm

I Used To Be

Vikki of @iusedtobecraft will be making tie roses! You can bring along a tie that you would like creating into a keepsake flower, or you can chose a tie on the day from Vikki’s selection, to be made into a rose for you. The tie will be transformed into a rose, whilst you wait. They can be made into a stem or a brooch, either way these are extremely special keepsakes. Many customers like to use the ties from their wedding day, to remember their special day long after. Others like to bring along the ties of passed loved ones, to create a very special memory piece. At just £6 per rose, a trip to see Vikki is a must ahead of this Father’s Day on Sunday.


Date – Tuesday 4th June to Sunday 30th June


8.30am to 8.00pm Monday – Friday
8.30am to 5.30pm Saturday
10.30am to 4.30pm Sunday

Location – Gift department