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The Felix Project Needs Your Donations!

The Felix Project Needs Your Donations!

We’ve teamed up with The Felix Project and we need your donations!

Bishop of London's along with other faith leaders visit St Laurence's Larder, Brondesbury, where they help with the unloading of food from a Felix van....

Bishop of London’s along with other faith leaders visit St Laurence’s Larder, Brondesbury, where they help with the unloading of food from a Felix van….

For those not in the know, The Felix Project is an organisation that collects surplus food and delivers to charities tackling food poverty. (this is where we come in…)

The organisation was set up by Justin Byam Shaw to commemorate his late son Felix, after his untimely passing in 2014. Felix was known for his compassion and his parent’s wished to create something he would be proud of to continue his legacy, and so, The Felix Project was born.

Sadiq Khan delivering food to St Mungo's charity in a Felix van in support of the ES Food for London campaign.... Sadiq handing out the fresh produce out the back of the van to St Mungo residents.....

Sadiq Khan delivering food to St Mungo’s charity in a Felix van in support of the ES Food for London campaign…. Sadiq handing out the fresh produce out the back of the van to St Mungo residents…..

So, from the 28th – 31st of December we will be collecting food donations from our customers and traders in order to help tackle food poverty within the UK this season.

We hope that you will all have plenty to donate to help those in need this time of year. If you would like to donate, please make your way to the Market Manager’s Office and leave your contribution with a member of the team.

The MM office is located 6 stalls in to the left from the Goldhawk Road entrance of the market, please feel free to ask any trader as they will be able to point you in the right direction.

There are guidelines in place what can and can’t be donated, please see below;

Please donate any items from the following;

  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
  • Dried goods ie pasta, rice etc
  • Wrapped/Packaged bread, pastries and cakes (no loose loaves/rolls or cakes)
  • Tinned food
  • Packet goods ie soups, mixes etc
  • Jars ie sauces, jams etc

Please do not donate;

  • Meat Products
  • Fish Products
  • Anything past it’s sell by date

We will stop taking donations on the 31st December.

This a great cause and a fantastic alternative to throwing out any food you feel you may longer need. Don’t forget to tweet us and let us know what you’ve donated!!

Roll up, Roll up! Young Trader’s take over SBM!

Roll up, Roll up! Young Trader’s take over SBM!

8 local students sold their hearts out at their very own market stall, and taught us all a thing or two in the process!

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If you follow us on social media you may have heard that we were holding our first ever Young Trader Competition. Partnered with Greenside Primary School as part of their ‘Specialist Programme’, we gave 8 bright and bubbly students the chance to experience what it’s like to be a market trader.

Provided with a table and stock donated by our existing traders, our young protege’s went out for the morning and showed us all they truly had the ‘gift of the gab’! Each and every one of these students exceeded the expectations of management, customers and traders alike, throwing out some great one liners and teaching us all a thing or two about market banter! Having made themselves a pretty penny (and they earned every bit!) let’s recap on how the day went down…

A crash course in trading

A crash course in trading

First our traders were given a crash course in the art of market trade. Led by the market manager (and with a little help from YouTube) they learnt all about the ‘art of the pitch’.

Setting up shop!

Setting up shop!

Supplied with a variety of produce and fresh fruit and veg, we asked our young traders to set up their stall how they thought best.

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The group was then split into two teams of 4. We had been told that our young traders had been watching The Apprentice in order to prepare for the day, so, in true form of the TV show a team leader was picked and a friendly competition was introduced. All went swimmingly until it came to the ‘board room’ where we all learnt we didn’t have the cut throat nature to axe any one from the teams, so…

… on to group trading it was! Our students sure weren’t shy when it came to pulling in the customers and making a sale. Drawing them in with infectious energy passers by had no choice but to purchase something! With some great one liners like ‘ A little spice to funk up your rice’ and ‘How about a banana to turn that frown upside down’ watch some of the highlights below;

 

After a great morning, the students had a tour around the market. They met some of the owners of our longest standing businesses and learnt about our history from the people who have been a part of it. Sure not to leave these loveable scamps empty handed, our traders were handing out drinks, sweets and even falafel’s to show our appreciation for them coming by and joining the market. Fingers crossed we’ll be able to get this amazing bunch back for a Christmas event too!

A huge thanks to Greenside Primary School and their lovely students for coming by, you made our day!

If you are a local school/community group that would like to work with us, please contact shaherazadfayyaz@wellingtonmarkets.co.uk

Achieve Pop Up Success at Shepherd’s Bush Market

Achieve Pop Up Success at Shepherd’s Bush Market

2016 saw a whole new wave of pop up food traders hit our historic market.

From crepes to Caribbean food we’ve seen a whole new generation of trader achieve success right on our doorstep. So if you’re on the fence about trading with us, why not see how our most recent additions found their experience…

The German Wholegrain Baker’s Shop

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Run by sisters Susanne and Alexandra, we just loved what TGWBS added to the market. Selling wholegrain bakes, the family recipes went down a treat with customers and traders alike. Exceeding even their own expectations, they sold out of bread only half way through their first day! We asked the siblings how they found their time here; We had a very good time at your market. We can see the potential for us here as many customers were very interested in our products and the variety. The ambience is very nice and friendly and it seems that the customers enjoy strolling through.”

The German Wholegrain Baker’s Shop will hopefully be making a comeback soon, so keep an eye on our twitter!

Wowshee’s

Wowshee's at Shepherd's Bush Market

Sister brand to The Beledi Kitchen, ‘Wowshee’s’ is a new street food concept that has taken Shepherd’s Bush by storm. A unique twist on Egyptian street food, these sizzling sandwiches are prepared fresh everyday, with your choice of meat (beef or chicken) or vegetarian – they also serve up an amazing Nutella Wowshee which is not to be missed! So we asked owner, Adam Eleshi, how has the experience been so far?; “As a trading company the Beledi team have found it very easy to settle in. We found existing traders very supportive and an excellent management team that has helped us every step of the way.”

Heavenly Crepes

Serving up some amazing creations Heavenly Crepes were hugely popular within the market. Not a moment went by during their first day that they weren’t busy, exceeding their expectations by a mile!

Owner Kaz said ‘We had a great day, we’ll be back with some exciting new crepe creations’ – and so they did, they immediately signed up for the day after!

Street Feed

Our latest pop up trader Street Feed has been serving up the best jerk chicken this side of town for the last few weekends. Serving up burgers, wraps and rice dishes this Caribbean cuisine is not to be missed. With over 7 sauces from sweet to spicy, and a range of dishes to suit everyone’s taste, they’ve settled in so well they’ve signed on indefinitely…

Our pop up offering is continually growing and we are currently accepting applications to trade. To apply to be a trader, please visit the Become A Trader page.

 

Fabric Focus

Fabric Focus

Shepherd’s Bush Market has long been famous for it’s fabrics, a tradition that has now surpassed 100 years.

Our very first fabric shop ‘Dave Horatha & Co’ was opened in 1919, after the First World War. Over the years we have seen an exciting influx of bold and beautiful fabrics make their way into the market by a variety of specialist traders.

Having always been renowned for our ethnic diversity, we would be lying if we said our fabric traders weren’t one of the main reason’s we gained that reputation. Having played a huge part in the fame of the market, we are proud to host some of the best fabric businesses in the borough.

Serving home sewers, students and businesses from all over the world, our fabric shops are not to be missed. With 4 heavy hitters supplying us with some of the best in town, whether you’re looking for pretty florals, ethnic prints or supreme quality jersey, our traders are offering a range to suit your personal needs.

So, let’s find out a little more, shall we?

Guruwar Fabrics
Shop 19 & 22

One of our staple fabric traders, Mr Guruwar owns 2 of our fabric shops, both serving a different clientele. Shop 19 is where you will find his stunning range of ethnic and African fabric. Packed to the rims with eye catching colour, intricate embroidery and an array of textures. If you’re after something a little simpler, Shop 22 is where he stocks his range of chiffon’s, polycotton’s and jersey in a variety of colours.

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Now, if you’re looking to get lost in a sea of variety that you have no idea what to do with yourself, Horatha & Co is the place for you! Constantly re-stocking their offering, they are known for dress, furnishing and curtain fabrics. Their business specialises in bringing you liquidation stock, which means they can ensure that they are always giving their customers the absolute best value for money! They are renowned within the community for bringing you the best possible quality of essentials such as; calicco, denim and cotton whilst also carrying sturdy suit fabrics such as tweed and herringbone. Being our longest standing trader of course means that they don’t just stop there, they have an exquisite range of luxury items such as lace, chiffon, velvet, satin’s and silks!

GS Fabrics
Shop 13

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GS Fabrics – Shop 13

The first fabric shop you’ll come across when entering from the Shepherd’s Bush Market underground station, GS Fabrics hold a gorgeous range of designs and textures. Mixed prints from ethnic to floral, you’ll find yourself lost in a haze of colour upon entering this unmissable strore. A rainbow of laces and chiffons, stacks of African prints and some gorgeously printed viscose we’re sure you won’t manage to leave empty handed!

So if you’re on the hunt for something bold and beautiful, make your way down to the market and explore the world fabrics we have on offer. And, don’t forget, our traders are experts in the business, if they don’t have what you’re after – just ask! We’re sure they’ll be able to order in whatever you’re after.

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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Models of Diversity Are Calling YOU

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The well-known campaigners for greater diversity within the fashion industry, Models of Diversity (MoD), has announced a competition to find the ‘Face of Shepherds Bush Market’ to take place on Saturday 12th September between 1pm and 4pm.

Ahead of London Fashion Week, MoD is giving local people the chance to embrace their inner fashionistas and become models for the day in a special fashion show event at Shepherds Bush Market on Saturday 3rd October. The catwalk will demonstrate the fashion offering of Shepherds Bush Market, including fabrics and garments chosen by a professional stylist and unveiled by dazzling models of all races, backgrounds, ages and sizes.

Open to everyone, the casting competition will be held in the New Market Area – most easily accessed from the Uxbridge Road end of the market- where a panel of judges will decide two entrants to become models for the catwalk show.

The winners will receive fierce catwalk training and a pampered photoshoot by MoD’s professional and experienced team, before dazzling the crowd on the big day in October. They will wear a number of catwalk collections and hidden gems from the garments, accessories, shoes and jewellery available from within the diverse market.

Shepherds Bush Market has long been famous for fabric and fashion, a tradition that goes back almost 100 years, and is right on London’s doorstep.

To be kept up-to-date with the latest news visit: www.myshepherdsbushmarket.com or follow @myshepherdsbush on Twitter, @shepherdsbushmarket on Instagram, or like myshepherdsbush on Facebook.

While you’re at it visit Models of Diversity at: http://www.modelsofdiversity.org/ or get social with them on Twitter via @ModsOfDiversity  

West London’s Street Food Love Affair Continues

If you live anywhere near Shepherd’s Bush Market, or are in the know about London’s street food scene, then you’ve probably heard of Feast.

Earlier this summer we announced that Feast had set up a new sister event, Little Feast, in Shepherd’s Bush Yard right by the Goldhawk Road end of our market. Well they’ve now decided to stay a longer than was initially planned!

So if you’ve not wined and dined at Little Feast yet, or you have and loved it, there’s still a chance for you to regularly treat yourself to some great food, drinks, and music (check out the clip above of Little Feast in all its yummy glory).

As you can see from the video, Little Feast have eye-catching huts that each serve amazingly delicious food from around the world, and an indoor bar area, dubbed The Arch, to keep you warm when the days are shorter – what more do you need for a fab night out?

Come on by and be a part of the movement that’s making West London’s street food scene just that little bit more exciting.

Little Feast

Opening Times:

Little Feast and The Arch: Thursday and Friday 17:00 – 23:oo; Saturday 11:oo – 23:00; Sunday 11:00 – 20:00

For updates check out Feast’s website at http://www.wefeast.co.uk/ or follow them on twitter @wefeastlondon #littlefeast

While you’re there, why not drop us a tweet @myshepherdsbush too!

Little Feast Street Food at Shepherd’s Bush Yard

Little Feast Street Food at Shepherd’s Bush Yard

We’re thrilled to announce that the previously disused area, dubbed ‘Shepherd’s Bush Yard’ has been transformed into a brand new space for pop up street food traders. But first, we Feast! Street food veterans Feast are kicking things off with a summer residency and you’re all invited – it’s free entry and will be open Thursday and Friday evenings plus all day Saturday and Sunday.

Three years ago FEAST pioneered the street food event scene and over the years its six events have attracted over 70,000 attendees in four different venues. The event has attracted some of London’s most exciting food offerings including Hix, Polpo, Pizza Pilgrims, Moro, St John and Patty & Bun. Now, they’re setting up shop in the newly created Shepherd’s Bush Yard for a 6 week summer residency. They will bring some of the top street food talent to W12 including juicy burgers by Cheeky Burger, Guasaca’s Venezuelan arepas and the best taste between sliced bread courtesy of Holy Toast.

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The old fish shop in the market will also be transformed to create a deli kitchen & bar called The Arch. From Tuesday to Friday during the day, The Arch will offer coffee, deli breakfasts, artisan salads and sandwiches.

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Guasaca’s choice of guacamole at Little Feast

 

The Arch will also open as a standalone bar on Tuesday and Wednesday nights and from Thursday to Sunday The Arch will act as the bar for Little Feast, offering beer, ciders, wines, and some cheeky summer cocktails.

We asked Charlie Gardiner, FEAST’s director why he chose Shepherd’s Bush:

‘We have been looking for a West London location for the last 18 months and when we heard of the opportunity to run a Little Feast in Shepherds Bush we
jumped at it. I live just round the corner and I grew up in Ealing just down the road, so I have passed this market daily for the last 20 years! The area has a great community and to bring Little Feast here is a very exciting prospect.’

Opening Times:

 Little Feast: Thursday and Friday 17:00 – 23:00; Saturday 11:00 – 23:00 and Sunday 11:00 – 19:00.

The Arch Deli: Tuesday to Friday 11:00 – 17:00 Can’t wait to see you – the difficult bit now is to decide what to eat!

For updates check out Feast’s website at http://www.wefeast.co.uk/ or follow them on twitter @wefeastlondon #littlefeast While you’re there, why not drop us a tweet @myshepherdsbush 

SBM Yard location

SBM Yard location

Trader Focus: Fabric Shops in Shepherd’s Bush

Trader Focus: Fabric Shops in Shepherd’s Bush

Shepherd’s Bush Market has long been famous for it’s wide selection of fabric and haberdashery shops. We spent some time with a few of the shop keepers to find out more about what they sell, who they sell to and how they run their businesses.

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Al Maz specializes in Sundanese fabrics and wedding fabrics, which he says is surprising, considering he is from the other side of the water in India! In the Sudanese tradition, the man buys the woman ‘Shella’ as a wedding gift. ‘Shella’ is the woman’s entire wardrobe, everything from clothes and accessories to shoes and perfume. It is also customary to have the clothes made, and this is where Al Maz comes in. There are rows and rows of lavishly patterned fabric on display in his shop, just waiting for the right man to come along.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MR SINGH’S HABERDASHERY AND FABRIC Mr Singh has run his fabric shop and haberdashers in Shepherd’s Bush Market for 10 years, he has two separate shops right in the middle of the market, one specializing in fabric… and one in haberdashery.

ON CUSTOMERS: We get all sorts in here, there’s the student fashion designers from the college, the local schools and customers from around the world. We sell a lot of suiting fabric to Saudi Arabians when they come over in the summer, that’s our bestseller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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GS FABRIC Just down from Mr Singh’s you’ll find GS Fabric, it’s been here as a fabric shop for over 20 years and under the current ownership for the last 15. Their customers are from all over the world serving Arabic, Somali and English customers on a daily basis. They specialize in traditional African fabrics and have recently have noticed that they are selling a lot more of the African style fabrics English customers and students – could this be part of a wider trend?

TOP TIP: ‘A good display, without it you won’t attract the customers’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We street style snapped three 1st year Middlesex students on the hunt for fabric for a group collection. Tell us about the project… ’We’re entering a competition run by Topman, the theme is ‘Criminal Youth’ so we’re looking for a strict colour palette of neutral tones with lots of texture and pops of bright yellow and blue.’