New market space in Porthleven


As the Covid vaccination programme continues to be rolled out at pace, Porthleven is preparing for the emergence of ‘new normal’ business opportunities this spring and summer.

Following Porthleven Metalwork’s recent move to The Foundry Business Park at Methleigh bottoms, The Porthleven Harbour & Dock Company is in the process of establishing a new indoor market hall for independent traders within the vacated premises in the heart of the Shipyard.

Hannabeth Johnson of the Porthleven Arts Community Interest Company has been the driving force behind these plans as she seeks to establish a space where entrepreneurial and independent traders will thrive and where opportunities will also exist for artists in the local community to exhibit their work.

The now empty Porthleven Metalworks warehouse will be converted to allow space for independent market traders, as well as feature a large Community art wall where emerging local artists can display artwork for sale. When not inuse as a market the building will also be used for local film showings, events, community groups and exhibitions.

Johnson said: “Following a difficult year for independent traders, artists and the community we are excited to be able to announce a new indoor market and community art area located at the heart of The Shipyard. I am very excited about the plans, what they entail and hope they will bring new energy and opportunities for local micro businesses and emerging artists.”

The Porthleven Harbour Market outdoor areas will reopen from April 12. The new Shipyard Market is due to open at the end of May. If you would like to apply to trade at the market please go to

If you are a local artist wishing to exhibit and sell your artwork on the Porthleven Arts Community art wall, go to and become a member of The Porthleven Arts Community. Details will be sent to all art community members.