Millennials roll up for a £10 stall at Portobello Market

01 November 2018

Young entrepreneurs and first-time market traders are getting an early Christmas present thanks to the opportunity to hire a stall on the world-famous Portobello Market on Saturday 1 December and Sunday 2 December from just £10 a day.

It’s part of the New Youthquake project which aims to put Portobello and Golborne Road Market at the centre of youth culture and encourage a new generation of fashion designers.

Meesha Lewis, from Tavistock Road, said: “I liked that my community has the opportunity to see my work. It is great to be part of Portobello’s history – taking part in the youth market. My grandmother and mother both shop for their friends in the market. As the new generation it is great to be part of that legacy.”

It is hoped that the £10 a day market stalls will attract young emerging artists, entrepreneurs and creative individuals to participate in New Youthquake. The market has launched the careers of a number of people including Peter Simon founder of Monsoon who started his career on a market stall back in the early seventies.

Cllr Catherine Faulks, Lead Member for Skills and Enterprise said: “Portobello Market is world famous and attracts thousands of shoppers and visitors every week. What better place to test out a new product or business idea? Lots of people have started their careers as market traders and I’m delighted that we can offer this opportunity to a new generation of entrepreneurs. “

The £10 fee includes a temporary Street Trading Licence, day membership of the National Market Traders Federation, a market pitch and stall with canopy.

This is the third ‘edition’ of New Youthquake, which was launched as part of Love Your Local Market in May 2017.

For more information go to www.rbkc.gov.uk/newyouthquake or email newyouthquake@gmail.com