Brockley and Ladywell Christmas Markets call for stallholders

In only a few years, the Ladywell and Brockley Christmas markets have established themselves as popular fixtures in the local calendar. Once again, both will take place on the same day - this year, December 11th:

Ladywell Village Improvement Group says:

This year, the market will take place at Railway Terrace. As well as offering the best in seasonal produce, unique gifts, arts and crafts and home made tasty treats, we will be keeping the crowds entertained with carols sung by local choirs and a special guest to switch on the Christmas tree lights.

If you are interested in taking in taking a stall at this years market please get in touch soon as they will be offered on a first come, first served basis. The cost of a pitch at the market is £50 for a covered stall. For traders who have their own public liability insurance we can offer a discounted rate of £40 per stall.

If you would like to get involved with the event in other ways we will be looking for volunteers to deliver leaflets in the local area or to be a marshall on the day. Any help you can offer this community event will be much appreciated.

For more information about any aspect of the Christmas Market please email us at ladywell.info@googlemail.com or call Alex on 07748 090107

The Brockley Cross Action Group says:

We very much hope you will join us! This year’s event will run from 12.00 midday until 6.00pm and will be located in Coulgate Street next to Brockley Station. The Street will be closed for the day.

We are inviting applications for market stalls for the event. This community event has been a big success over the last 3 years – despite rain in 2008! – and we intend to make the 2010 Market our best yet. The Brockley Christmas Market has quickly established itself as a popular annual event that is well attended, draws the local community together and helps bring a lot of Christmas cheer to Brockley! We also had good feedback from last year’s stallholders, who thought the event was well organised and well attended.

Once again this year we intend to have a Santa’s grotto, live music, a lantern parade, a Christmas tree and a BXAG stall selling mulled wine and mince pies, all with the intention of making the event another memorable success! The event will be well advertised locally to maximise publicity. The Market will be a good opportunity to promote your business. BXAG will provide covered stalls and lighting, with canopies to protect against any rain. The cost of hiring a stall is £40.00.

If you are interested in having a stall for the day please email Erin on eaessex@hotmail.com

16 comments:

The Cat Man said...

Can i ask why oh why are they doing it on the SAME day AGAIN this year? Its such a silly idea - are they competing against each other?

Anonymous said...

Quite agree.

Brockley Nick said...

So it goes.

TM said...

I have to say I totally disagree with Catman and Do.

Even with the best will in the world the number of stalls at both is limited and on past experience I have visted them both and walked to and from home and between the two comfortably in the afternoon.

Thus only one weekend is effected in what is a very busy time of the year.

Mondee said...

Although my first instinct was to agree that it's silly to have them on the same day, I'm with TM in that you can only really spend a maximum of an hour - or maybe two if you bump into some people you know - at either market so it's easy to do both. Mind you, it's probably true that some stalls would do both markets if they could, reaching a bigger audience.

Brockley Jon said...

I dd them both last year, and rounded it all off with a well-earned pint at the Ladywell Tav!

Anonymous said...

Stop worrying about them being both on. See it as a festival of Larger Brockley.

Anonymous said...

was it last year that it had torrential rain throughout? was very depressing...

Anonymous said...

Rain don't dampen the Christmas Spirit.

Anonymous said...

one should be on the day after the other. It would make much more sense.

Anonymous said...

if they had one the day after the other there could be double the amount of stalls at each market.

Tamsin said...

But is there space for double the stalls at each market?

And would many of the same stall-holders do it for two days on the trot - fairly exhausting.

See it as the Greater Brockley Christmas Market spread over two sites.

Nylon said...

I saw Santa on his mobile last year. Disturbing.

Darrell K said...

Personally, I'd love it if I could do both events, but the costs for both stalls make it not an option.

For residents and shoppers though, I hope you'll enjoy both and have a nice little walk between the two. The only problem I have is which one should I do?

Zorrogil said...

My immediate thoughts are: Does it have to be so expensive? Last week I've done craft market in Dulwich Picture Gallery that only cost £25 pound for a table. Also why don't you organize it on Sat or Sunday? surly more people coulsd attend on weekend then a working day.
I would love to do it as I'm a local art/craft worker but those issues really make me hesitate.

Anonymous said...

December 11th is a Saturday...

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