Mill Hill Autumn Market 15-16 September

Join us on the Broadway after the summer holidays for the Mill Hill Autumn Market on 15-16 September. Catch up with friends and neighbours and enjoy  a great selection of street food, drinks, and crafts.The market, which will be located between Santander and Mill Hill Wines, will be open both days from 11am to 6pm.

Mill Hill favourites such as Jen Jen’s cupcakery, Gifts by Berni, Riverford Organic, African Rose street food, and Artizan Fudge will be returning. We look forward to new stalls including Forever Living aloe, Budapest Bangers sausages, Coco & Vanilla sweets and cocktails, and 24 Carrot vegan street food joining the market, among others.

Please contact Sara Borchard on borchardsara@gmail.com or Osita Udenson on udenson@btinternet.com for more information.

 

Stalls galore at the Heart of Wembley Festival

Tantalising street food, fashion and gifts, delicious desserts – the Heart of Wembley Festival has it all. Join us on Saturday 22 July from 1-6pm on Wembley High Road for the second annual Heart of Wembley Festival. The Festival will also feature live performances on stage, an array of community and information stalls, children’s entertainment and a visit from guest celebrity Shaun Wallace, one of the ‘chasers’ from TV show The Chase.

This year’s vendors include:

Papa Paella – street market paella at its best

The Woodland Trust – woodland conservation charity

Jen Jen’s Cupcakery – creative cakes and cupcakes in delicious flavours

Percy Plings – decadent dumplings with a range of toppings

Fane & Crys – Romanian kofte, chicken burgers, and grilled sausages

Caribbean Cuisine – Jamaican and Cuban fusion foods

Global Fusion – Vegan cakes and savoury food from a Festival favourite

Glamour Gifts – gorgeous and affordable jewellery, candles, cards and more

Riverford Organic – organic fruit, veg and food items delivery scheme

Suits U – range of fashion and homewares

Tote bags by Donna – handmade tote bags in tie-dye and African print fabrics

Carnival of performers at Heart of Wembley Festival

The Heart of Wembley Festival is pleased to announce a fantastic mix of local and professional musicians, dancers and performers on-stage throughout the afternoon of the event. Don’t miss a chance to see these talented performers on Wembley High Road on Saturday 22 July!

Dorianne Woo – pop and rock musician, singer, and songwriter

The London Belles – a vintage vocal trio, putting the chic into your favourite classics

Ebony Steel Band – The UK’s premier steel band, Ebony have toured with pop star Billy Ocean, performed for the Queen, and more

Dhol2Dhol – outstanding teachers and performers of the vibrant Dhol drum, they have performed at the closing of the 2012 Paralympic Games, Sports Relief 2016 and the London Marathon 2017

Encee Academy of Performing Arts – Wembley-based dancers performing traditional Kathak dances

Marta and Emiliano – Marta Capponi, well-known Jazz singer, and her amazing band with a high energy playing a combination of Brazilian music and contemporary Jazz

Harripaul – popular rockband featuring versatile singer/songwriter Jean Harripaul

BREIS – spoken word performance from dynamic rap artist and MC with a fusion of Hip Hop, Jazz and Afro-beat

MC Nino – talented DJ

Andrea Queen – performer of African dance

Elan Arts – Wembley-based arts charity performing street dance

British Gurka Nepalese Association – performers of traditional dancers from Nepal

Graham Maxwell – bubbleologist extraordinaire showing there is much more to bubbles than we might think

Mambo City – get into the rhythms of salsa on the High Road

Don’t miss celebrity guest star Shaun Wallace, one of the ‘chasers’ on the ITV quiz show The Chase.

Heart of Wembley Festival returns 22 July

On Saturday, 22 July 2017 Wembley Futures will be hosting the second annual Heart of Wembley Festival. This exciting community event will take place from 1pm-6pm on Wembley High Road, from the Park Lane junction with the High Road towards the Wembley Triangle.

The Festival is one of the activities by Wembley Futures, one of 150 recipient groups across the UK to be awarded funding by The Big Local. A long-term innovative programme that aims to achieve lasting change, The Big Local provides a mixture of funding, finance and support. The Big Local is an opportunity for residents in Wembley Central to make a massive and lasting positive difference to their area. In addition to celebrating the Big Local success, the Festival aims to enthuse residents, businesses and partner organisations about the possibilities that Wembley Futures and Wembley Central present.

The Heart of Wembley Festival will celebrate the communities in Wembley Central through a mix of both local and professional music and dance. Among the musicians playing onstage will be Dhol2Dhol, outstanding performers and instructors of the vibrant Dhol drum, who have played major events such as the closing of the 2012 Paralympic Games and the London Marathon 2017; The London Belles, a chic vintage music trio playing favourites from the 1940s and beyond; rock band Harripaul, and singer-songwriter Doriane Woo. Move and sway to the headline act, Marta and Emiliano jazz band with a Latin American feel. The stage will also showcase the DJ talents of MC Nino, sounds of Ebony steel band, and a spoken word performance by festival MC, Bries. Dance groups representing the art form from across the world include street dancers from Elan Arts, South Asian Kathak dancers from the Encee Academy, Nepalese dancers from the British Gurka Nepalese Association, and Salsa dance from Wembley-based, Mambo City.

Shaun Wallace, one of the ‘chasers’ on the ITV quiz show The Chase, will be attending the Heart of Wembley Festival as the celebrity guest. The quiz show pits four contestants against the Chaser, a ruthless quiz genius determined to stop them winning the cash prize. Wallace, who won Mastermind in 2004, is a barrister and also known by the names ‘The Legal Eagle’ and ‘The Dark Destroyer’.

The Heart of Wembley Festival is a free event and will be a family-friendly environment, with children’s rides, a fascinating bubble show from bubbleologist Graham Maxwell, street theatre, community and information stalls, and stalls offering tantalising world food, fashion, gifts and jewellery.

Francis Henry, Chair of Wembley Futures, said: “I hope to see both new and familiar faces at the Festival in July. We are building on the success of last year’s Festival and look forward to a great day out with friends and neighbours, making the most of our local community.”

For more information please contact Osita Udenson on 07875 588 107 or udenson@btinternet.com.

Celebrating summer at Mill Hill’s ‘On Broadway’ Festival

We had a great time at the ‘On Broadway’ Mill Hill Summer Festival! Thanks to Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum, our sponsor St Martin’s School, the Adam and Eve pub and all the fantastic traders and performers.

Fantastic stalls for ‘On Broadway’ Festival 16-17 June

We are looking forward to a great summer festival on the 16 and 17th of June in Mill Hill!

The Festival will feature delicious street food, cakes and artisan foods, a mobile bar from local gastropub The Adam and Eve, plus jewellery, crafts and other gorgeous gifts.

Streetfood:

Barley Buzz – Barley based salads and other dishes

Carmelo’s Cucina – Italian burgers, pasta and street food

Fourchette Creole – Street food inspired by Africa, France and Guadeloupe

Mangiamo Pizza – Wood fired pizza cooked in a vintage Fiat 500

24 Carrot – Vegan food

African Rose – Authentic African/Afro-Caribbean food

Crafts, gifts, home & garden:

Glamour Gifts – Jewellery, candles and cards

Gifts by Berni – Shabby chic, vintage and retro gifts and homewares

Textiles by Jackie Oldham – Handmade aprons, cushions, and other textiles

Hairclips by Gabriella – Handmade fashion items for hair in various designs

Suits U – Range of home, fashion and gift items

Finchley Nurseries – Plants and herbs

Health and Beauty:

Sorbet Salons – Beauty therapists from the Mill Hill branch

Herbalife – Health and nutrition information

Paint You Perfect – Face painting

Artisan and Specialty Food:

Jen Jen’s Cupcakery – Cupcakes, cakes and bars handmade in Mill Hill

Elli’s Cuzina – Cypriot baked goods, infused olive oils

French Cheese – A wide selection of imported cheese

Riverford – Organic vegetables, fruit and food items

Drinks:

Mobile bar from The Adam and Eve, Mill Hill

Liquor Shakes – Milkshakes with (or without) alcohol

Charity Stalls:

Woodland Trust – Woodland conservation charity

Dogs Trust – Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity, caring for around 15,000 abandoned dogs each year.

Community stalls:

Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum – MHNF works with residents and businesses to shape the positive growth of Mill Hill

Mill Hill Rugby Club – Competitive amateur rugby club

Non-stop Dance – Dance academy teaching a variety of styles

Hendon Golf Club – North London-based Golf Club

On Broadway Mill Hill Summer Festival

Plan for a fantastic Mill Hill Summer Festival are well underway!

An exciting mix of live entertainment, delicious street food, specialty drinks from the Adam and Eve mobile bar, gifts, crafts and community stalls will all feature in the upcoming festival on 16-17 June on Mill Hill Broadway. The festival will kick off at 1pm each day and continue until 8pm.

Be sure to enjoy the music and dance performances on stage on the site of the new ‘Pocket Park’ on Brockenhurst Gardens.

We are pleased to have St Martin’s School in Mill Hill as a sponsor, as well as involvement from local businesses including Mill Hill Music Complex, Sorbet Salon, and the Adam and Eve.

Fore more information please contact Sara at borchardsara@gmail.com or Osita at udenson@btinternet.com.

French Market Returns May 2017

Both Mill Hill and Cricklewood town centres will get another taste of France when  the ‘France at Home’ market from Normandy returns in May. The market will visit Mill Hill Broadway on 12-13 May and visit Cricklewood Lane on 14 May with a selection of delicious foods and quality gifts, fashion accessories and home wares on offer.

The market will be open from 9am to 5pm in Mill Hill on Friday and Saturday and from 10am to 4pm in Cricklewood on Sunday.

A free children’s workshop will be on offer on Saturday 13th May, from 1-4pm at the Mill Hill French Market.

The market visits aim to increase dwell time and footfall while adding vibrancy to the high street.

The French Market visits are organised by Vibe Market, part of the neighbourhood and urban regeneration consultancy Udenson Caldbeck Associates.

Osita Udenson, managing director for Vibe Market, said: “We are excited to again bring the French Market to north London. As a visiting market, its specialist products will complement the existing offer in the town centre.”

For more information please contact:

Osita Udenson

Vibe Market

07875 588 107

udenson@btconnect.com

Heart of Wembley Festival 2017

Udenson Caldbeck Associates are excited to be working with Wembley Futures again this year to deliver the Heart of Wembley Festival. The Festival will be held on 22 July and takes place in the town centre along Wembley High Road.

Now in its second year, the festival celebrates the communities in Wembley Central through music, dance and food. Live entertainment by both local and well-established performers is a fantastic draw. An exciting and diverse area, Wembley is an ideal venue for streetfood – such as African, Caribbean, Asian, and Eastern European cuisines plus sweet treats – as well as quality but affordable crafts and gifts. The Festival is an activity undertaken by Wembley Futures, one of 150 recipient groups across the UK to be awarded funding by The Big Local. A long-term innovative programme that aims to achieve lasting change, the Big Local provides a mixture of funding, finance and support.

Registration is now open for streetfood, crafts, and gift vendors. Please contact borchardsara@gmail.com for further information about registering for a stall. Applications are available here.

Mill Hill Summer Festival stall registration

Vibe Market and Mill Hill Neighbourhood Forum are pleased to open registration for the 2017 Mill Hill Summer Festival. Join us on 16-17 June on Mill Hill Broadway. We are looking for quality food, drink, designer-maker, crafts and fashion stalls.

For more information contact Osita Udenson at udenson@btinternet.com or Sara Borchard at borchardsara@gmail.com.

The application is available here.

We hope to see you on the Broadway!

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