The traffic-free North End Road seasonal markets are a great platform for small businesses and entrepreneurs. That’s the word from local trader and African food connoisseur Tieyan Eweka.
Tieyan is the founder of authentic Nigerian street food outlet Jollof Mama who is back serving up her delicious dishes at the upcoming North End Road Spring Market on Saturday 17 March with a timely St Patrick’s Day twist.
It will be an extra special day for the Jollof Mama founder as St Patrick is also the patron saint of Nigeria.
“The seasonal markets in North End Road have become a great place and platform for small businesses and local entrepreneurs to showcase their products,” said Tieyan. “There is a real buzz in the air during the traffic-free markets and I am really looking forward to the upcoming Spring Market. It should be a lot of fun.”
Working alongside her husband Samuel, she’s enjoyed some bumper days of trading since the White City resident began taking part in the seasonal markets two years ago.
A new London hotspot
Hammersmith & Fulham Council has worked alongside residents, shops and stallholders in the North End Road Action Group (NERAG) to revitalise the high street which has become one of London’s go-to shopping destination.
“We hope to see you all down at the Spring Market,” said Cllr Andrew Jones H&F Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Regeneration.
“The traffic-free markets have become a popular North End Road tradition and have helped bring more regular shoppers and traders to the rejuvenated high street. We want to make H&F the best place to live, work and play in Europe.”
North End Road tradition
On top of the seasonal produce and fresh fruit and veg on offer daily at the 130-year-old North End Road Market, there will be more than 100 stalls with arts and crafts, clothing, fashion accessories and a wide range of gifts.
There is a mouth-watering line-up of musicians and street buskers scheduled to perform which includes Italian accordion player Adamo Laureti, singer songwriter James Or from County Cork, the popular pop rock duo Jenny&David, 16-year-old singer songwriter Molly Elizabeth, Chapman stick player George Price and Áron Debreceni.
And as if that was not enough to keep all the family happy, there is Hopolot, the bouncing bunnies, Bridie the Irish Tea Lady and her 7ft tea trolley, the moving piano Rimski, the stilt-walking Delightful Duo Daffodils, London’s only Vegetable Orchestra and the mischievous Grannies on Trolleys all performing throughout the day.
Be part of improving North End Road
The North End Road Action Group (NERAG) is made up of residents, businesses, market traders and local organisations who – alongside H&F Council – aim to boost North End Road as a thriving high street with its historic market at its core.
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