“By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.”
- Helen Hunt Jackson, September, 1830-1885
Well, of course, if you’re reading this in August then September is by no means here… However, 20th September means the next StockMKT, so we’re counting down the days until it arrives.
We will be animating the square just as the Bermondsey Street Festival winds down so you can keep the party going well into the evening. As always, we’ll be bringing you our usual array of London’s most talented so you can shop, eat, drink and dance the night away. See you for some autumnal fun on the 20th September lovely peeps!
A few pics from our last event in Bermondsey Square, back in July at our Samba Summer Spectacular:
The crowds joined in with Brazilian Forró dancing
Relaxing in the sun with great food & drink after a spot of shopping
We're not just for locals, this couple were on holiday from Germany - total dance demons!
No need to rush home, we don't finish until 10pm
We’re back in Kingston on 31st July, 5.30-10pm to kick off the wonderful Kingston Food Festival and we’re looking forward to getting back to the recently refurbished ancient Market Place to try out the new space. As usual, we shall be filling it with our unique blend of amazing street food, craft, fashion, design and live music. See you there, lovely peeps!
What a magical month May was for The StockMKT! We had two brilliant events in the same week, the first in Kingston and the second being our long-awaited return to Bermondsey Square. We had amazing sunshine, fantastic traders, artists, artistes and wonderful visitors, who came in their droves. We had a top-tier lineup of streetfood and art, craft and fashion traders; the ever-eclectic mix of tunes as spun by the Culture Cuts DJs; live music from Jerimiah Marques & The Blue Aces; a string quartet playing on the balcony of Bermondsey Square Hotel; and great American songbook classics from Kenny Clayton & Paul Ryan – we were also super-thrilled to welcome The Drawing Club with their interactive mural, the Drawing Wall. Thanks to everyone who traded, visited, performed and created, we can’t wait to do it all again.
Sadly, due to unforseen technical issues with the newly regenerated market place in Kingston, we’ve had to postpone our 24th June event but fear not, we’ll be back to launch the fabulous Kingston Food Festival on 31st July, more details about that soon. Next up though is Bermondsey Square on Saturday 12th July for more shenanigans in the sunshine (we like to be optimistic). Come and join us as we fiesta in Bermondsey Square, as only the StockMKT can. Get those dates in your smart phones, diaries, tablets and such lovely peeps and we’ll see you soon for more StockMKT merrymaking.
The glorious, oft-quoted, month of May is bursting with exciting events for us and we couldn’t be happier. For four days over the bank holiday weekend, we were proud to contribute a tiny taste of the StockMKT to the enormous Streets of Spain event down on The Southbank. However, our attention is now fully focused on not just one, but two fabulous full-blown StockMKTs for you to come and enjoy this month. First up is Kingston Memorial Sq, 15 May (5.30-10pm) and then we have a big reunion with our spiritual home, Bermonsey Sq on 17 May (4-10pm). We have events set up on facebook (links below), so please do add yourselves and invite your friends and family – keep an eye on our twitter feed and facebook posts for further info on who and what to expect.
*Facebook event – Kingston, 15 May
*Facebook event – Bermondsey, 17 May
The StockMKT Spring Social
For dates of further events in Kingston, see our previous post ‘Spring has SPRUNG’. Don’t forget to add yourselves to our Facebook event and invite all your family and friends
The StockMKT @ Kingston’s opening salvo for 2014 will take place in Memorial Square on Thursday 3rd April, 5.30-10pm.
The event is the first of five StockMKT @ Kingston night markets for 2014. Forthcoming dates are: Thursday May 15th, Tuesday 24th June (to launch the refurbished Ancient Market Place) and on Thursday July 31st a summer special to open Kingston’s fabulous annual Food Festival. Finally, on Thursday October 30th we will be staging another Halloween Spooktacular StockMKT that proved to be such a fright-tastic success last year!
All the StockMKT @ Kingston night markets will feature bespoke line-ups of amazing street food, tempting cocktails and soft drinks, crafts for all the family and a stellar musical offering.
Kingston University Illustration and Animation Department is joining forces with us again and creating a unique set of super Spring-themed sideshows and street art. Expect to be entertained, amused, bemused and surprised by some very creative use of the town centre’s spaces.
Deep under the streets of the planet’s greatest city, in the StockMKT lair, the world’s leading nightmkt collective is busy planning this year’s mix of delicious, surprising, and inspiring street food, craft booze, design and arts. In 2014 small will still be beautiful, but we will also be big; we’ll be popping up in new places and in old favourites! Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter accounts for all the deets!
A big thank you to all our lovely traders, visitors, performers and helpers – despite a little rain we turned an everyday street in Croydon into a magical space for one night only. For more images visit us on Facebook and Twitter and we’ll be back soon with an update about our exciting plans for 2014!
Images courtesy White Label