Canopy Market, the one-stop shop for artisan produce, unique designs and delicious streetfood is becoming a weekly fixture at King’s Cross. The market, which has until now been monthly, will launch its weekly offer with an Easter-themed extravaganza this weekend (Friday 30 March – Sunday 1 April).
Canopy Market will bring nature to the city over the Bank Holiday with a showcase of different breeds of sheep for the little ones to enjoy. The whole family can take part in an arty easter egg hunt run by students from Central Saint Martins, have their faces painted and enjoy spring themed drop-in workshops by the House of Illustration.
Mouth-watering hot cross buns and Easter Simnel cake will be available courtesy of Bread Ahead, while Le Jeune Choclatiers will be selling their hand-crafted easter eggs. Even the pooch won’t miss out with doggie easter treats made by Bob + Bear.
The Easter Canopy Market will feature a mix of live music and DJs. London based musicians , The Night and Day Collective who have a passion for the Golden Age of Jazz and Swing will set the soundtrack to Friday. DJs Clare Kalvis and Brett Franklin will play their unique blend of rare soul for a chilled out Saturday afternoon session, and on Sunday blues artist Little George will play downhome blues and Southern Soul.
Canopy Market is delivered in collaboration with Real Food Festivals and from now on will take place either under West Handyside Canopy or (as the sun comes out) on King’s Boulevard every week from Friday til Sunday. From the start of April you can shop one-off pieces from designers, purchase quality produce directly from traders, and sample the best freshly ground coffee, craft beers, cocktails and seriously delicious street food – all to the tune of live DJs and performances, week in week out. Once a month there will be special themed version of the market so keep your eyes peeled for announcements on this.
For Easter, Canopy Market will take place under West Handyside Canopy and feature the following traders.
Retail traders including:
- Studio Nell – Simple designs from reclaimed leather and other fabrics
- Deterra London – Handmade terrariums, planters and home-wares
- Modla – Digital 3D design
- Red Squirrel – Practical products of intrinsic beauty
- Visual Flux – Arts , prints and clothing
- MooMoo Soaps – Handmade, environmentally-friendly soaps
- North/South Collective – Collage, prints and original art
- Bob + Bear – Contemporary, design-led canine products
Artisan and street food traders include:
- Le Jeune Chocolatiers – Handcrafted chocolates and easter eggs
- Bread Ahead – Artisan bread, doughnuts and hot cross buns
- BAP Foods – Popular Korean dishes
- The Polish Deli London – Authentic polish food
- Jackpot Peanut Butter – Homemade peanut butter
- En Root – Vegan food with international influences
- Cheeky Burger – Innovative gourmet burgers
- The French Revolution – Simple carefully made food
- Brisket & Barrel – Southern BBQ dishes
- Oak & Smoke – Smoked delicacies
- Casa Cannoli – Hand-filled Cannoli
- Montadito – Spanish food
- The Charcuterie Board – The finest British cured meats
- Babelle – Traditional cane
And why not wash it down with the offerings from this month’s craft drinks traders, including:
- Brevevita – Italian wine bar
- Elephant Juice Bar – Fresh juice and smoothies
- Red Hill Farm Estate: English wine
- Four Pure – London based family brewery
- For The Good of the People: Small batch-roasted coffee