Even in the depths of winter, this promises to be a terrific market!
Ten stalls have been booked for students from Middlesex University, for whom this will form part of their course assessment. Along with three regular traders and of course Live Music. See you there.
The first ever Barnet Teenage Market took place at The Spires on the Bandstand on Easter Saturday (31st March) and has been growing in success ever since.
The nationwide program, which started in Stockport, is proving to be very successful so, a team of residents, societies and high street traders led by Bob Burstow campaigned to bring the market to High Barnet. The aim, to breathe new life into the historic but fading market in Chipping Barnet and to give young people in the town, a platform to bring their entrepreneurial and performance skills to life.
The Market is the outcome of a successful £55,000 crowdfunding event that took place between April and September last year, which includes a pledge of £30,000 from The Mayor of London. The money raised has helped buy the infrastructure: stalls, staging, amplification, cafe seating and temporary roofing and will also fund services for the pilot period: site crews to set-up and take-down, cost of extra policing (if necessary) and cleaning.
The market will run post-school, pre-evening time and will offer stalls for young people wishing to sell and a sound stage for young people wanting to try out their ideas to a live audience.
The project is a limited-time 12-month pilot, beginning on the Easter weekend, running one teenage market per month. At the end of this period the aim is to realise a self-sufficient and expanding new market for the town.
Interested in being a part of this? Here’s what you need to do:
If you would like to find out more about Teenage Markets please visit ww.theteenagemarket.co.uk .
Interested in taking part as a trader then register (for free) on www.theteenagemarket.co.uk. You’ll then be able to pitch for a place at the Market.
4pm – 7pm