Hoxton Square Market is a new weekly event that launches on June 2nd that will feature farmers and food producers alongside high quality locally-made crafts and ceramics from East London’s trendsetting Turning Earth studios.
Pop-up craft markets are growing in popularity across London. Witnessing the sell-out success of Turning Earth’s quarterly maker markets and a resurgence of interest in hand-making generally, Rollo Millership and Edmund May, community entrepreneurs behind Hoxton Square Market, saw the time had come for a regular weekly selling event. Adding stalls from a range of contemporary making disciplines to more conventional market fare, they are taking the farmers market concept—already an important community hub for people that want to buy and sell ethical, locally-sourced products—to the next level.
The new ‘farmers and makers’ market will bring makers together in a collective celebration of ‘slow living’, an umbrella concept that draws together artisanally-produced food with handcrafts and popular ‘mindful’ activities like yoga and community gardening.
To launch the market, 20 different Turning Earth ceramicists will set up shop each week over the summer, alongside makers working in other craft disciplines, produce stalls, microbreweries, fermenters, street food vendors and entertainers.
Hoxton Square Market is also collaborating with local artists and performers to trade skills for fresh produce. Free classes and performances will be put on throughout the day with a range of activities on the bill specifically for kids. On launch day on June 2nd activities will include donation-based yoga, drama workshops for children, live music, and ceramics demos from artists at Turning Earth. Activities planned for following weeks include terrarium-making, live opera, gardening, puppet shows and community-building ‘Tea with Strangers’.