From 28-30 October and from 25-27 November, King’s Cross will host ‘Canopy Market’, a new shopping event gathering together quality produce, makers and sellers, in the restored West Handyside Canopy space.
Working with Real Food Festivals, (the guys behind the Real Food Festival, Real Food Markets and the international ‘Eat the world’ Street Food Festivals), Made in Arts London (run by Arts SU, the Students’ Union of University of the Arts London), the Independent Label Market and King’s Cross’s new venue for music lovers Spiritland, and Lily Cole’s social retail venture, Buy Impossible, the first Canopy Market is for King’s Cross workers, students, residents and visitors.
The food market will run throughout and will feature some of the best artisans and street food talent in the city, giving visitors the opportunity to buy a range of quality produce including raw milk from Hook & Son; small flock, traditional free-range and slow grown chickens from Fosse Meadow Farm and real bread from Dusty Knuckle (award-winning bakers and social enterprise that work with young people facing barriers to financial independence).
Visitors will also be able to enjoy British cured meats from The Charcuterie Board; delicious and creative doughnuts from Crosstown Doughnuts, as well as fresh fruit and veg, cheeses, pies, soft yolk scotch eggs, spices, speciality teas and handmade cakes. The Cheese Truck (grilled British cheese sandwiches), Bell & Brisket (salt beef bagels) and Raviollie (handmade fresh pasta) will be among the street food traders rolling in and cooking up in their food trucks, alongside My Pint, a mobile Craft Beer Bar serving London’s finest craft beers from a 1979 VW panel van.
On Friday 28 and Saturday 29 October, market-goers can shop for art and design by Made in Arts London emerging artists and designers and join in creative workshops they will be running.
On Sunday 30, the creative vibes will continue, with the Independent Label Market and Spiritland delivering some serious sounds to your ears. Vinyl collectors will be in their element browsing new releases along with rare and sought after catalogue items, to a background of DJ sets and the craft beer bar.
Canopy Market will be returning in November, with stalls, music and food especially for Christmas.
Canopy Market is free to attend, and will be open Friday 28 October (10am-6pm), Saturday 29 October (10am-4pm), Sunday 30 October (10am-4pm). The market will also be open on Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November at the same times.
Workshop times and booking information for the Made in Arts London workshops are as follows:
Friday 28 October
• 1-2pm: Made in Arts London Workshop – Postcard Embroidery with Daniela Monasterios Tan
• 4-6pm: Made in Arts London Workshop – Acrylic Jewellery Design with Chloe Hope King
Saturday 29 October
• 11-2pm: Made in Arts London Workshop – Polymer Clay Jewellery Design with Pixie T
• 3-4pm: Made in Arts London Workshop – Japanese Washi Tape Creations with Esther Ellard
Book your tickets here.