Chain reaction is falling for autumn

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Pop-up initiative The Chain Reaction is a one-stop shop for austerity chic and this week the monthly pedlar’s bazaar with a difference is celebrating the start of autumn.

The thrifty street market offers affordable, locally produced wares (including products that are hand-crafted, up-cycled, recycled, locally grown and original one-off pieces).

All the goods are sold from pimped-up tricycles and bicycles in Milton Keynes Theatre District (opposite Zizzi’s and Bella Italia).

The regular Chain Reaction pop-up events are usually held on the middle Sunday of the month and have become a real social occasion.

Prepare to reap and gather on Sunday at the ‘Harvest Feast’, between 11am and 4pm.

The event will be the perfect opportunity to stock up on all those chutneys and home knits that will come in handy as the temperatures start to drop.

Don’t forget to pick up one of the home baked cakes served from the kitchen bike – a welcome tea-time treat any time of the year.

With workshops and activities for the children and some surprise wheelbarrow antics – in addition to the usual street entertainment and live music – the autumn equinox has never had such a great vibe.

The Street Market has grown in numbers and now has an online street where pedlars can manage their internet sales.

Visit or follow @MKChainReaction for more information and to join the ‘start-up’ shopping network.