Norwich Market is launching a new section dedicated to up-and-coming producers in the city.

The market will have a pop-up space showcasing small businesses, artisan producers, small stage events, arts and crafts sales as well as photography and art showings.

The scheme aims to offer a chance for small producers, who don't have suitable facilities, to use a city location and test out a potential future market stall.

Adam Giles, Norwich City Council's cabinet member for communities and social inclusion, said: “Norwich Market is excited to offer these new pop-up units on short term two-week leases within a new dedicated area of the permanent market.

Norwich Market is one of the oldest and largest outdoor markets in the country and has 189 stalls.

To add to the range of stalls six single and one double pop-up pitches are that are ready for use now, with four more potentially on the way.

The stalls will be leased on a 14-day rental basis.

Mr Giles added: "Our city and county is home to so many fantastic local producers of everything from artisan food and drinks to wonderful arts, crafts, clothing and jewellery products. 

"The new pop-ups are not intended in any way to supplant our wide array of permanent stalls, but rather to bring an added flavour of the diverse talents and produce available locally, and to give an opportunity to small businesses or enterprises just starting out.”