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Pop Up Space in Shepherds Bush Market!

Pop Up Space in Shepherds Bush Market!

Dating back to the early part of the last century, Shepherd's Bush Market stands on the East side of the railway viaduct between Uxbridge Rd and Goldhawk Rd. Serving both the local Irish and Afro-Caribbean community, it's a good place to head for music CDs, fresh and cooked foods, yams and other exotic fruits plus household goods and furnishings. General shots around teh amrket, including portraits of the market traders and before photos of the new temporary site for the market during future developments. Orion. Development Securities Plc

Shepherd’s Bush Market is a historic London spot situated between Goldhawk Road station and, the aptly named, Shepherd’s Bush Market Station. Throughout its 100 year history the Market has welcomed many different businesses, entrepreneurs, and charities. And now it’s opening its doors up to London’s iconic pop up scene.

We are proud to offer a location that can host a range of pop up businesses from crafty candle sellers to delicious and aromatic food from the world over.

Open 6 days a week from Monday through to Saturday from 9am till 6pm you’ll have plenty of time to showcase your product and promote your brand.

Better still?

From as little as £30 a day you can begin to trade at Shepherd’s Bush Market!

Drop us a line via the form below, or click here for an application form, to start planning your pop up takeover now.

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Meet A Trader

Meet A Trader

Here’s in the market we love nothing more than getting to know our traders, so read on to Meet a Trader!

We spoke to the lovely Sara Paris. From a young age, Sara had always had an interest in art. Her family business started out on a stall in Shepherd’s Bush Market, selling uniquely-designed hats day-in and day-out for 42 years. IMG_0278 IMG_0274 What was the inspiration behind setting up a stall? This has always been a family business. My dad has always been the creative type and had been obsessed with accessories- especially hats. He used to make is own Turban hats from scratch from materials bought from local haberdashery and it was from there he decided to expand within the hat business. What made you want to take over from your family? I wanted to keep the family tradition going so in later years I can then pass on my business onto my son making it the 3rd generation carrying on the hat business. Plus, I’ve always had an interest in the fashion industry. It was fashion that help motivate me to travel to places such as New York and China to explore various fashion trends and unique fabrics. How would describe your customers? I generally attract a wide range of customers but the majority tend to be Afro/Caribbean ladies as they’re always on the hunt for amazing hats/ fascinators for Church events on weekends. The best thing about my stall is that we sell hats for all occasions. Weddings, parties, cold weather- you name it! But what makes my stand different is that the hats designed for our customers, you won’t be able to find anywhere else in London. For great hats & accessories, check out stall 6 for Sara Paris located at the top of the market – It’s only a two minute walk from Shepherd’s Bush Market station. 

Half-Term Fun In Shepherd’s Bush Market

Half-Term Fun In Shepherd’s Bush Market

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We’re putting the fun back into the market! 

This half-term, we’re setting up a FREE event throughout the whole week. We’ve put together our very own Shepherd’s Bush Market Trail! They’ll be letters dotted in and around market for the each child to go find each letter. Once you’ve gathered all the words within the market, you must unscramble the letters and find out the ‘mystery word’ in Shepherd’s Bush Market. It’s a great way for families to interact with the traders to find the mystery letter in any and every shop, arch, and stall! Each child who completes the Shepherd’s Bush trail will receive a prize!- It’s that easy!

So be sure to spread the word about Shepherd’s Bush Market Trail all day from 15th- 19th February!

For those you would like to take part in the kids activity next week, head to the Market Office where you collect your map and be given your first clue.

Let’s see how well you know your local market whilst having some half-term fun!

On your marks, set, GO!

2 Restaurants, 12 weeks And A Little Feast!

2 Restaurants, 12 weeks And A Little Feast!

Introducing Market Yard Restaurants

Market Yard will host two of London’s up and coming restaurants who are looking to make a big impact in the food industry. They will put together and short selection of menus, including some of their signature dishes to add to the street food experience.

Each restaurant will hand the kitchen over once they complete their fair share of six weeks in the yard. From now- 20th March, we kick things off with our first host, Foley’s Tasting Kitchen, a unique restaurant focusing on modern world dishes that ties in with countries with a love for all spices. Head chef Mitzvora, will add his creative flare to his menu. This will include: ribeye cap steak with tator tots, whipped anchovy butter, grilled gem lettuce and homemade black olive mustard and spiced sweet potato fritter, grilled pineapple, jalapeni yoghurt & saffron coconut curry.

For more information, click here to check out Foley’s Tasting Kitchen’s Facebook page.

 

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Serving up a delicious main course, our second restaurant Made of Dough, based in South-London’s hotspots, Brixton. Inspired by Campania & Andalusia, these two Italians lovers will serve nothing but the best homemade authentic Neapolitan Pizzas. Here’s a snippet of what these guys will be serving: Margherita pizza, served with San Marzano tomato, fior di latte, extra virgin olive oil & fresh basil. Chorizo Pizza that consist of fresh Brindisa chorizo & piquillo peppers on a margherita.

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For more information, click here to check out Made Of Dough’s website.

Or follow them on Twitter @MadeOfDoughLDN

                                   Little Feast Is Returning To Shepherd’s Bush Yard!

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After the success of Little Feast’s brilliant interpretation of the Scandinavian forest last month, we welcome them back, for the third time, to the Shepherd’s Bush Yard for another few months of foodie heaven! They’re back with newer recipes and an even bigger selections of food stalls.

Little Feast will be back in May- August as their summer edition, and then back again for the Christmas period from November-December.

For more information, click here to check out their website.

Or follow them on Twitter @wefeastlondon

Rocking Around The Festive Tree – Highlights

Rocking Around The Festive Tree – Highlights

Things were certainly rocking here in Shepherd’s Bush Market! Two choirs from the local borough: The Shepherd’s Bush Choir and The TrebleMakers shared their passion for singing for the community as well as local charities to lift the spirits of our beloved traders and regular customers to help get us in the Festive mood ready for Christmas! Shepherd’s Bush Choir is a small group of singers made up of 10 people from various age groups. They sing for around local shops and support local charities in West London.

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The Treblemakers, a London women’s a cappella singing group, perform regularly at a broad range of venues – concert halls, corporate receptions, commercial centres, private parties, charity balls and pubs.  This year this group of lovely ladies have decided to support the West London Action for Children (WLAC) Who help children to become healthy and safe and to develop to their full potential. We enable all family members to function by focusing on their own positive resources. If you would like to get involved, click here to find out how you can donate for the your local area. 
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Rocking Around The Festive Tree

Rocking Around The Festive Tree

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Rocking Around The Festive Tree It’s everyone’s favourite time of year, so why not do it in style! Shepherd’s Bush market will have amazing group of choirs prepared to sing their hearts out for all of west London to hear! Local choirs will be planted in the heart of the market in front of our beautiful Christmas tree, singing Christmas classic such as:  ‘Silent Night’, ‘O Come All Ye Faithful’ and ‘Away In A Manger’.

The Choirs we have lined up are: The Potters House Christian Centre, talented mixed group of choir singers from west London.

Kidz Alive, Ealing’s Children’s Gospel Choir – A group of dynamic children, expressing themselves in a fun, outgoing and friendly environment whilst learning the basic principles of choir singing.

The Treblemakers, a London women’s a cappella singing group, perform regularly at a broad range of venues.

James Semanhyia, The Potters House Christian Centre, representing the Shepherd’s Bush Choir said: “We’re looking forward to singing in Shepherd’s Bush this Christmas. It’s a great way to bring the west London community together to share the spirit of Christmas among people to truly care about!

WHERE: Shepherd’s Bush Market (In front of the festive Christmas Tree)

WHEN: Saturday 19th December

TIME: 12pm-4pm

Small Business Saturday – highlights

Small Business Saturday – highlights

The 5th December is Small Business Saturday, an independent campaign taking place this year around the UK. It’s a great way for traders/ small business owners to promote their business all over social media. It has become firmly established as one of the UK’s most high profile small business campaigns. Small Business Saturday dedicated a whole twitter forum: @SmallBizSatUK for upcoming/small business to get involved in the chat and experience networking on a larger scale!

As part of Small Business Saturday, we went around taking pictures and tweeting about some of our most active traders who were willing to make this event worth wild – and get some expose to the busy corporate world! We would like to thank all our photogenic traders and customers who were happy to support the campaign.

Check out some of our traders in action!

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Missed out on Small Business Saturday?

Not to worry! Here’s some useful tips on how to make an impact with local business:

  • Take photos of your business/customers with each purchase you make
  • Create more promotions in your shop/stall
  • Give out business cards to each customer
  • Create events to appeal to a wider audience

For more insight on how you can improve/expand your business, click here check out Small Business Saturday website.

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

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Are you a small business owner looking for recognition? THIS Saturday why not get involved with #SmallBizSaturday to promote your business!

Small Business Saturday is an independent campaign taking place this year on 5th December. It’s a great way for upcoming traders/business owners to promote other businesses as well as building their own company whilst making vital connections along the way!

The grassroots, non-commercial and not-for-profit initiative champions small businesses and encourages communities to support their local small businesses at a key time in the commercial calendar.

If you are a small business, this is a great opportunity to get involved and increase your profile locally. In the run-up
to and on the day of Small Business Saturday, the campaign organisers are running a range of free talks and workshops on a number of topics. Everything from turning an idea into a business, through to marketing or growing a small business.

To keep up to date, follow @SmallBizSatUK on Twitter and get involved in the conversation using the #SmallBizSatUK and #SmallBizSat hashtags.

Last year’s Small Business Saturday saw 16.5 million people out spending a total of £550 million with small businesses on the day, and wouldn’t it be great to have every small business involved this year. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1MxGH6W.

Nomad Cinema- Highlights

Nomad Cinema- Highlights

 

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Well, it’s safe to say that everyone loves a good movie and judging by the sounds of it, so did the locals and beloved traders here in the market. Seats were full within minutes, patiently waiting for the movie to begin.  People were describing it as a ‘Truly an amazing experience’The Nomad Cinema made a huge splash in the market showing us the true meaning of ‘a movie lover’. They showed: ‘The Lunchbox’. The story is based on a young housewife, lla who makes an attempt to rekindle the flame with her husband by sending him special lunches.  A touching love story on how even the unlikeliness of strangers can fall in love.

The Nomad cinema outdid themselves by setting up in the pop-up market, dazzling us with great seats, providing a great atmosphere. The Nomad cinema holds FREE outdoor screening events around areas in London!

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And let’s not forget about the awesome job that both The Cheeky Burger (@Cheeky_Burger and Full Metal Kettle (@FullMetalKettle) providing great food and drink throughout the screening.

 

 

 

For your chance to obtain your FREE tickets, click here check their website.

Or follow @thenomadcinema on Twitter 

 

Highlights from Models Of Diversity’s Fashion Show

 

 

 

 

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Last Saturday, Shepherd’s Bush Market got all glammed up for Models Of Diversity’s amazing fashion show event! From every corner of the catwalk, dozens of paparazzi/ media press stood waiting for their chance to capture a rare moment of diverse models, breaking down the stereo types that lurk within the fashion industry. Models of Diversity takes pride in the organisation by encouraging people of all ages, races,sizes to embrace their outer beauty as well as their inner beauty. It was amazing to see such a variety take part in such a tremendous event. The clothes modeled were a combination between freelance designers by some of our very own traders-which put a smile on their faces! What made this special is that not one person was considered your ‘average model’ but something beyond that – ‘Unique and Beautiful in their own way’. So although change can be slow, I’m confident that after this event more people will get involved for upcoming fashion shows in the distant future!

Let’s not forget, we had an amazing line up of celebrities such as: #SandiBogle (@gogglebox0from #Gogglebox who strutted her stuff (South-London style!) #CBB #GailPorter (@Gailporter) who graced us all with her amazing outfits and style; #StedPearson (@StedPeasron) from #FiveStar , who gave a performance of his life by singing his new single ‘Love You More’ to the wonderful Vicky Balch (@Vickyj_b) , Alton Tower survivor modeled for the first time after her tragic  accident. These are just the few remarkable people that helped give Models Of Diversity the strength and the publicity this show truly deserves!

For more information on how you could become a model, click here to check out their website!

Or click here follow them on Twitter! @ModsOfDiversity

Take a look at some of the pictures taken from the fashion show:

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The brave and beautiful #VickyBalch, Alton Tower victim triumph over her tragedy by showing off her style of fashion!

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The amazing #GailPorter showing nothing but smiles along the runway! #gorgeous

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The Hilarious #Sandi from #gogglebox amazed us all with her stunning red dress down the catwalk (with a few laughs in between of course!)

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Angelica, from Models Of Diversity found herself showing us how it’s done along the catwalk

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Strutting down the runway MoD style!





Mad About Movies?

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If you’re mad about movies then look no further! Make a change to your daily regime by heading to a FREE* outdoor cinema to see some of your favourites on the big screen!  Nomad cinema guarantees you the best movie experience shared with your nearest and dearest as well as embraces your cinema obsessions!  So invite or drag along some of your friends and family to relive an forgettable movie experience.

no mad cineHere in Shepherds Bush Market, they’ll be showing: ‘The Lunchbox’. The story is based on a young housewife, lla who makes an attempt to rekindle the flame with her husband by sending him special lunches. Unfortunately, the delivery goes missing and lies into the hands of an irritable widower, Sajan played by Bollywood star, Irrfan Khan. From passing notes and special lunches, IIa is taken on a magical journey as she builds a fantasy world around her unforeseen friendship through the eyes of The Lunchbox.

 

For more information about the Nomad cinema, click here to check out their webpage.

(*Please note: Nomad cinema is subtitled and with wi-fi headsets. The event is also spaced limited,  therefore you  must enter a lucky draw click here  for your chance to win a free ticket!

For cool updates on movies, why not follow them on Twitter click here

 

Helping Homeless People in Shepherd’s Bush and Beyond

Helping Homeless People in Shepherd’s Bush and Beyond

You may have heard of two charities that help homeless people locally and across London and beyond: St Mungo’s and Broadway. Well, this year they merged to become St Mungo’s Broadway and they now provide a bed and support to more than 2,500 people a night who are either homeless or at risk and work to prevent homelessness, helping about 25,000 people a year. One of the charity’s eight housing projects in the borough has been near to Shepherd’s Bush Market in W12 for some years. Now, homeless people who have a local connection are set to move to a newly developed hostel, also in the area, called Hope Gardens. They support men and women through more than 250 projects, including hostels and semi-independent housing in Hammersmith & Fulham. They also provide advice services, specialist physical and mental health services and skills and work services. In addition, from a base in Shepherds Bush, St Mungo’s Broadway manages a national telephone referral service called StreetLink.

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This is scheme funded by the Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Greater London Authority (GLA), and delivered by Homeless Link, which offers members of the public a way to contact services if they are concerned about someone sleeping rough and want to connect them with local services. People can call 0300 500 0914 or use the StreetLink app, leave some details, and the StreetLink team then pass those on the local outreach workers in the respective areas. Latest figures released by the GLA show that a total of 2,704 people slept rough in London between July and September this year – a 15% increase on the same period last year. More than half, 54%, of people contacted over these three months were new rough sleepers.

Howard Sinclair, Chief Executive of St Mungo’s Broadway, said: “It is shocking that we are continuing to see regular and steep rises in the numbers of people sleeping rough in London. “Whilst it’s true that many are being supported to quickly come off the streets through projects like No Second Night Out, the reality is that more people find themselves in the desperate situation where the streets are the only option.“

Howard Sinclair also urged the public to show support too, especially as colder, wetter weather sets in. “Sleeping rough can be harmful and dangerous to people’s health at the best of times. In colder wintery weather, it can be life-threatening. Outreach services like ours work to support people off the streets and into accommodation as quickly as possible.

Find out more about St Mungo’s Broadway campaign, Homeless Health Matters. Research has shown that:

73% OF HOMELESS PEOPLE HAVE A PHYSICAL HEALTH PROBLEM

• 80% OF HOMELESS PEOPLE HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM

• THE AVERAGE AGE OF MEN WHO DIE WHILST HOMELESS IS 47, FOR WOMEN IT IS 43.

Howard Sinclair said: “Homelessness hurts. Homeless people have some of the highest levels of poor health in our society but yet find it most difficult to access the help they need.” St Mungo’s Broadway have launched this campaign to demand action to improve the health of some of the most vulnerable.

Here at Shepherd’s Bush Market we recognise the vital support service that St Mungo’s Broadway provides for local people, and look forward to working in partnership with them in the coming year.

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