Shopping, food, music and lawn games on the Northbank
Embankment Summer Market makes a bold return to Victoria Embankment Gardens on the Northbank of the Thames next to Embankment Station from Friday 15th July to Sunday 17th July 2016.
Following a highly successful launch in 2015, this unique 3-day event has been curated by City Showcase: markets, the team behind the equally popular Soho Flea Market. The artisan and designer craft-shopping event also features food, drink and 3 days of live music and entertainment to create a great day out for all the family. Last year’s event saw more than 15,000 people visit Embankment Summer Market, with Saturday’s footfall positively swelled by great weather.
The ethos behind Embankment Summer Market is to curate emerging creative talent and all stallholders have been handpicked on merit based on their unique offerings. This year, there will be 190 stalls over the weekend selling a wide-variety of goods from gifts to more serious purchases and participants include emerging artisans, artists, bespoke fashion and jewellery designers, boutique lifestyle and beauty producers, makers of cards and printed goods, funky children’s clothes and toys, plus high quality street food, a produce market, and bars serving both alcohol and soft drinks. For those looking for a more energetic experience, there will also be lawn games including giant jenga and croquet.
50 bands and performers
A highlight of the weekend will be the 50 bands and performers on the outdoor stage. City Showcase, who have been specislising in bringing new artists through the music industry via their new talent showcases have secured a broad range of exciting performers from across the musical spectrum.
These include many BBC radio and BBC Introducing supported artists including Corey Fox-Fardell, Ashleigh Ashley, Nick Aslam, Hattie Briggs, Charlene, Roxanne De Bastion, OH!KAY, Kaity Rae, Luciee Marie Closier, Basheba, Linah, Morrissey & Marshall, The Summertides, Dan Raza, Katie Kittermaster, Infecta, Cloudy Galvez Kate Thomas, Echotape, Jarell, Mullally, Van Susans, Kyla & Nat, Pryme Kingz, Ab and the Underclass, Maud Waret, The Roscoes, Veludo Planes, Joe Jury, Bethan and the Morgans, Selena Seballo, Canvas Wall, Caldicot School Choir and Band, and Ambassadors of Music. Adding more variety to the bill will be Swing Out & Shimmy choreographed by Rosaria from Rawhead Dance Theatre. They will perform twice on Sunday 17th July with a mix of lindy hop, authentic jazz and locking with a contemporary twist.
This year’s official drinks provider will be Quirky Bars who will be serving drinks from their lovingly restored Horsebox Bar and flower power-themed Festival Bar. They offer a wide range of liquid refreshments from this year’s favourite tipple gin and elderflower tonic to their own pink lemonade plus beer, wine, and prosecco to help the enjoyment of the musical talent performing on the day.
The event’s charity partner is once again The Connection at St Martins, helping homeless people in the heart of Central London.
What: Embankment Summer Market 2016
When: Friday 15th July to Sunday 17th July 2016
Where: Victoria Embankment Gardens, Villiers St, London WC2N 6NS