Introducing Ilford Town Centre green pop-up market and community cafe 2nd Saturday of month starting 13 Feb

green smileyAnnouncing…

A brand new pop up market with a green theme and a community cafe in Ilford Town Centre.  We are now looking for stalls and ideas and helpers….

  • 2nd Saturday of the month in 2016.cup of coffee
  • Opening on Saturday 13th February.  
  • 10am-2pm
  • Just off the pedestrianised area in the Salvation Army in Clements Road, Ilford Town Centre

This  is the outcome of some creative thinking, just asking for a space (see Kathy Taylor’s blog on how she obtained a pop up shop venue in Wanstead), support from Donna Mizzi of Wanstead Arts Trail, generosity, and the inspiring meeting of Redbridge upcyclers held in November.

stall frameStalls booked so farLesley Maria cake stands, Kimiko Loves upcycled fashion, home made natural cleaning products from Rosie Eco Cleaning Services London, green/eco book stall, vintage clothing with Hayley, recycled bags and tie dyed clothes with Odun Odundipe…. and a fantastic range of recycled bikes!

The cafe will be selling cakes, tortillas and quiches, filter coffee and a range of teas.  Begona tortillaBelmote of Planet Falafel (and Transition Town Ilford) will be cafe manager.

This is an exciting collaboration between:

Recycles Ilford is a social enterprise that repairs bikes and sells them on.  There’s a contract with Shanks to hand over all thrown away bikes. The volunteers are often homeless and looking to learn a skill, build confidence and get involved in community life.  They have been holding a Saturday sale for a couple of years John Begona and chairs for upcycling in the borough.   

We are looking for stalls that upcycle, recycle, or sell green products. Also for people interested in mending/repairs.  Any ideas for this stock of sturdy retro chairs?  They could be upcycled and sold?

Please get in touch if you have ideas. Please contact Begona Belmonte on .  To see the Sophia Hubs green business directory see our ‘green’ page.


2 thoughts on “Introducing Ilford Town Centre green pop-up market and community cafe 2nd Saturday of month starting 13 Feb

    1. rossouthern Post author

      Sounds like a good idea. At the moment it is quite small and we are concentrating on upcyclers/green products/mini traders etc. Will be looking for expansion ideas after the first one or two. Do keep in touch!



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