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Kew Village Market

Kew Village Market this weekend
Sunday 6th August
10am – 2pm
Home & away

Summer holidays may be well under way but Kew Village Market will be happily open for business with 40 stalls selling the best artisan food and hand-made crafts. And while it’s true that some of our regular stallholders will be away (check here for who’ll be with us), that’s given us a golden opportunity to invite no fewer than nine new-to-Kew traders.

On the food side we’ll be welcoming: Flavours of Sicily with the finest produce from that foodie paradise – extra virgin olive oils , salsas, honey, almonds and conserves; Taste of Japan with authentic Japanese street food, Takoyaki (Octopus Balls) and Kaki-Gori (Japanese Snow Cones; and The Liberty Creamery’s cart packed with chef-driven ices and sorbets in such flavours as dreams are made of…

With even more quality craft stalls than usual it’s hello to: Charlotte Berridge Studio with lovely limited-edition local prints and cards; Dogsnug with all the latest for Kew’s prime pooches; Gabrielle Sellors’ exquisite contemporary jewellery; rare and unusual perennials, shrubs and grasses from Heron Plants; superb hand-made accessories from Sam Brown Leather; and ingenious, iconic chairs and side tables in oak, larch and spruce from Timshel Design.

This month also sees two free charity stalls: one for TAG Youth Club which offers sociability, self-expression and fun to disabled young people; the other for The Rotary Club of Kew Gardens who support a wide variety of international and local projects. Most recently, with the help of KVM funding, they gave a dictionary to every Year 5 pupil in all seven Kew primary schools and sent us pictures (below of Kew Green and The Queen’s) of this brilliant project.

At Sunday’s market The Rotary Club will be fund-raising with a Pimm’s bar – surely the taste of summer. And for the sounds of summer we’ll have two local bands in our sunshine-yellow music marquee. Getting the party started at 10.30 (am!) Banda Bomba will be treating us to their salsa-style latin jazz; and from 12.30 to market’s close at 2 the six-strong TW Band will be playing covers down the decades, from the 1950s to cult classics to today’s hits. Just the thing for a summer Sunday…

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday 6th August
from 10am to 2pm

All the profits the Market makes are ploughed back into the community.
Since our first market back in October 2011 we have raised nearly £45,000 for local charities. Over the last few months we have helped the following charities:

Rotary Club of Kew for dictionaries for local schoolchildren
Richmond Borough Mind provide a summer trip for clients from the Wellbeing Centre
Richmond Carers Centre deliver yoga classes for unpaid adult carers.
Richmond Food Bank provide complimentary hot meal and refreshments to residents of Kew and North Richmond visiting the food bank
Ham and Petersham Sea Scouts for a contribution towards the purchase of a new rowing dinghy for use by the sea scouts.
Kew Neighbourhood Association revitalise their website.
REACT who were able to buy educational and development toys for children with cognitive or life-threatening illnesses
Richmond Music Trust supporting the music education of under-privileged children.
If you’d like to know more, please visit the charity page on our website.

 

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