A STRING of small, "unique" businesses will have the chance to showcase their products in Chester city centre over the coming months.

The 'Chester Pop Up' shop is located in the Grade II-listed arcade in St Michael's Row and is designed to provide local businesses with an opportunity to be part of the high street.

The line-up includes Modern Art Chester, Dawn Woodcock Jones, collaborating with Sam Bull, and Plant Face.

Modern Art Chester will be the first business popping up in the city centre location.

It will be opening the doors on July 19 for three weeks and will offer a range of contemporary artwork.

Modern Art Chester focuses on helping artists with limited space to sell or exhibit their work.

On August 9, Dawn Woodcock Jones and By Sam Bull will be collaborating in the space.

Collectively, the artists aim to fill their pop up shop with an array of stationery items and gifts ranging from tea towels to tote bags, all designed in house using fun patterns.

Plant Face, who appeared at the pop up store last year, returns for four weeks from August 30.

Chris Nutter from Barker Proudlove and Contemporary by Barker Proudlove, who are behind Chester Pop Up, said: “We are so pleased to be able to bring new businesses to Chester.

"The next few pop up shop hosts will definitely provide something unique and we hope those visiting Chester will shop independently with us over the next few weeks.”

Kiera McLaughlin, also from Barker Proudlove and Contemporary by Barker Proudlove proudly, said: “It’s so exciting to see the pop up shop flourish and I am thrilled to work with such a wide range of small businesses.

"The amount of interest in the pop up shop this year has been phenomenal and we hope the shoppers of Chester love popping by over the next few weeks.”

She added: "Giving small businesses this opportunity to have their products on the high street, competing with larger retailers such as Boots or Next is something so rewarding to be part of.

"Small businesses bring a uniqueness to the high street and it's great to see independents get on board with this opportunity.

"I think it is great to see there is still a strong demand for physical retail opportunities in Chester city centre and many are super keen to bring their sparkle to the high street.”