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Sunday…Funday! Traffic-free North End Road Spring Market is coming to town

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Image captionImage 1: Leah Coombes (pictured left) and Gabby Greenblatt (pictured right) run the North End Road market stall, Neverland Events

Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s award-winning series of North End Road traffic-free market events is back...but on a Sunday this time.

The pedestrian-friendly Spring Market will be on Sunday 14 April from 10am to 5pm.

There will be more than 150 seasonal food, drink and gift stalls alongside a plethora of street entertainment and live music on the historic high street in Fulham.

“We look forward to seeing you all at our traffic-free Spring Market,” said Cllr Andrew Jones, H&F Cabinet Member for the Economy and the Arts.

“There will be something for all the family at our car-free event. We’re working hard to make North End Road a more thriving, sustainable and welcoming high street as we aim to make H&F the best place to live, work and play in Europe.”

Balloon storytelling

The line-up of street performers includes the return of crowd-favourite, Bridie the Tea Lady, demonstrating stilt-walking at its very best.

She will be joined by Betty Balloon creating mesmerising balloon sculptures before your eyes with Betty’s own wonderful way of storytelling with...yes...balloons.

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Image caption: Image 2: Pictured is the flute and violin duo FLO

While for the music lovers among you, the jam-packed schedule of musicians and singers includes FLO – the flute and violin duo playing classical, folk and jazz tunes.

Keep an eye out for more updates on the Spring Market’s entertainment and music line-up.

Authentic alpaca

Fulham entrepreneur Ena Barrueto is bringing a touch of Peru to the market.

The Alpaca Emporio founder makes clothes from 100 per cent Peruvian alpaca as well as accessories.

She began trading at the North End Road traffic-free markets two years ago and can’t wait for the Spring Market.

“It’s a fantastic event for local entrepreneurs,” said Ena. “You have a great opportunity to build up your customer base and display your products. But it’s also a lovely day for the community with all the lovely music and food at the event.”

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Image caption: Image 3: Fulham entrepreneur and founder of Alpaca Emporio, Ena Barrueto (pictured)

Ena started knitting at the age of five while she was growing up in Peru where she worked in the family business before moving to the borough.

She now makes her products from her home in Fulham with wool which she imports in from Peru.

The local entrepreneur also enjoyed huge success at the first Made in H&F pop-up shop in Hammersmith last year.

“It was an amazing experience. I had an affordable space to display my products in the middle of Hammersmith and made some new customers,” she added.

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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.

For more details, please email or call Nicki Burgess on 020 8753 5695.

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