BLACKBURN Market celebrated St Patrick's Day with a visit from a traditional Irish lucky leprechaun.

Children took part in ‘make and take crafts’ with Celtic flavour, creating items including shamrock purses and scratch art decorations in aid of Child Action Northwest.

Callum Arnott, from Pendle Productions Theatre Company, entertained traders and shoppers.

Forthcoming events at the market include the launch of a demonstration kitchen with local celebrity chef, Philippa James on Saturday April 12 and an artisan Easter Craft market.