May magic and summer fiestas.

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.


 

“As full of spirit, as the month of May….”

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

 

 

Spring has SPRUNG: The StockMKT @ Kingston, April 3rd – Be there!

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.

2014?

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!

Thanks Croydon, you were swell…

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

Bringing Croydon a little of that ol’ StockMKT Christmas charm

The StockMKT @ Croydon, 5th December, 4pm till 10pm, Landsdowne Road

We will be making our final and most festive pop up of the year in… Croydon. No, not for us the West End or East London this Christmas, locations where you could open a (street food) paper bag and the tourist and hipster hordes would flood in.

At The StockMKT we love bringing our unique combination of street food, crafts and entertainment to places that deserve to have the best, but sometimes get overlooked. So look out Croydon, we’re incoming…

The StockMKT @ Croydon is a collaboration with Network Rail, the Mayor of London and Croydon Council to celebrate the opening of the superb new bridge at East Croydon Station. It’s an event that will bring together Croydonites, be they workers, shoppers or families.

Landsdowne Road will be closed for the day and the space dressed by our friends at City Dressing. Expect floodlit buildings, street entertainment, fireworks and a street party the likes of which Croydon has yet to behold.

So please do join us… it’s going to be a festive funhouse.

We will be announcing our entertainment and traders over the next week so keep those peepers peeled here and on Facebook and Twitter.

 

 

Elefest 2013: And so it was…

 

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to everybody who contributed to The StockMKT and Elefest, making it the best attended and most successful festival in its 11 year history.

From festival director Rob Wray, to the awesome traders; from our DJs – Culture Cuts and Nervous Stephen and Del on sound, to Hotel Elephant for letting us use the space (watch out for developments here over the next few months – artists spaces on their way).

Not forgetting Electric Pedals and their crazy bike powered films and PuPP for a true ping pong party; our MC Phil Dirtbox and really great bands such as The Midnight Special, Saraya & Kenny, Mano di Dios and Jerimiah Marques and the Blue Aces.

But most of all to you, the lovely StockMKTeers. Be you local hardcore or from beyond the Elephant, thanks for making it down and making it rock.

Click below to see if you are on any of the mighty Electric Pedals’ exquisite photos (thanks Colin).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/electricpedals/sets/72157636205929643/

See you next year?

Next Up: Kingston Halloween Special, 31st October, Keep your peepers peeled here and on Facebook and Twitter for all the ghoulish details.