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Presented by Melanin Markets

Returning to our castle for the second time, Melanin Markets will be taking over 3 floors of our building with a wondrous celebration of Black-owned businesses this holiday!

Think homemade Rum cake, spiced tipples made from secret family recipes, story books and family games and cultural holiday gifts. This is a day to shop, support and network with local and small Black-led businesses. 

After a magnificent turnout at their 2021 event, Melanin Markets returns to Contact on Sunday 4 December 2022. An initiative led by Bianca Danielle and Kelly Morgan, it has been creating quite the buzz over the past year, holding events in well-known establishments in Manchester such as Royal Exchange and HOME, transforming the spaces into vibrant, joy-filled hubs.  

Free to attend and inclusive to ALL communities to come down and support.  

No need to book, just turn up! 


Melanin Markets is a day to encourage, promote and celebrate Manchester’s Black Businesses and community. Standing by the Black Pound Day ethos of increasing the visibility of Black businesses and highlighting the importance of spending Black, in order to facilitate change around socio-economic inequalities affecting Black communities.  

ALL COMMUNITIES are invited to celebrate, promote, and spend with an incredible range of Black-owned businesses this holiday season, with the hope that spending Black will become a normalised practise throughout the year.  

“Opportunities for economic growth are scarce in Black British communities, and even more so outside of London. It’s important that we proactively promote and support Black Businesses around the UK, as this will inevitably raise the socio-economic stability of our communities”  Kelly Morgan, Melanin Markets Founder


Melanin Markets Manchester encourages ALL communities to celebrate, promote and support Black-led businesses in their everyday purchases, with the aim to normalize #SpendingBlack. Increasing visibility and highlighting the importance of spending Black, in an effort to challenge and change the socio-economic inequalities affecting Black communities. 

“The way we spend our money has an extraordinary ability to impact local businesses, small business & especially Black owned businesses. When Black-Owned businesses are in high demand, the companies become more profitable. Supporting these businesses contributes to creating entrepreneurial opportunities. Entrepreneurship fuels economic prosperity and serves as a bridge for individuals & families to move up through economic levels, breaking down barriers” – Bianca Danielle, Melanin Markets Founder

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If you have any access needs you want to discuss with us, please call the box office Monday to Friday between 10 – 10pm on 0161 274 0600.

Alternatively, you can email the box office on, or get in touch via direct message on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram (@contactmcr on all three platforms).

  • Price
    Free to attend and inclusive to ALL communities to come down and support.
  • Venue

    Contact, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M15 6JA

  • Ages
    All ages welcome!
  • Running
    12pm - 5pm
  • Booking info

    No need to book, just turn up! 

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