VINCI St. Modwen, in partnership with Covent Garden Market Authority, is celebrating the opening of the Food Exchange: a workspace, kitchen space and food culture venue for everyone and everything to do with food. It forms the first chapter of London's Food Quarter - a vibrant food industry campus and a serious food destination - New Covent Garden Market will become to food what Old Street is to tech.
An exhibition of market photographer Clive Boursnell's images chronicling its history over fifty years, and to bring the vision to life, companies linked to New Covent Garden Market will share their products with attendees.
At 18:00 there will be a panel discussion, which will include Pam Alexander - Covent Garden Market Authority, award-winning designer and place-maker Wayne Hemingway, markets and regeneration specialist Eric Reynolds - Urban Space Management, Joe Watson, Creative Director at National Trust London, along with other leading experts. Themes will cover: how markets create communities; how they influence London's identity; and the practicalities of designing and delivering the structures themselves.
To further involve our audience in the discussion, we will ask: "What do markets mean to you?" and collect responses which will evolve over the course of the event into a collage of perspectives on the places where we bond, browse and buy.
Please drop in any time from 12:00 - 18:00. If you would like to attend the panel discussion which starts at 18:00, please book your free space through the Evenbrite link above.
12:00 - 20:00
More Info: www.newcoventgardensites.com
Food Exchange New Covent Garden Market Nine Elms London SW8 5EL SW8 5EL
The Food Exchange is location at New Covent Garden Market in Nine Elms. To get here: Go to Pascal Street off Wandsworth Road. You can use the postcode SW8 4SR on Google Maps or Citymapper to get to Pascal Street. Walk down to the end of Pascal Street and enter New Covent Garden Market via the pedestrian entrance, following the path around TFL's hoardings. At the end of the hoardings, turn left and the Food Exchange is straight in front of you. Nearest tube and rail station is Vauxhall station - 10 minutes walk, or Buses 77, 87, 196 and 452 stop right by Pascal Street on Wandsworth Road. If you need help, call us on 020 7501 3495 and we will direct you.