North End Road traffic-free market events is back: Traffic-free bonus for visitors to spring market

North End Road traffic-free market events is back. The pedestrian-friendly Spring Market will be on Sunday, April 14 from 9am to 6pm.

There will be more than 150 seasonal food, drink and gift stalls alongside a plethora of street entertainment and live music on the historic high street in Fulham.

Councillor Andrew Jones, cabinet member for the economy and the arts said: “There will be something for all the family at our car-free event.

We’re working hard to make North End Road a more thriving, sustainable and welcoming high street as we aim to make H&F the best place to live, work and play in Europe.”

The line-up of street performers includes the return of crowd-favourite, Bridie the Tea Lady, demonstrating stilt-walking at its very best.

She will be joined by Betty Balloon creating mesmerising balloon sculptures before your eyes with Betty’s own wonderful way of storytelling.

While for the music lovers, the schedule of musicians and singers includes FLO – the flute and violin duo playing classical, folk and jazz tunes.

Ena Barrueto is bringing a touch of Peru to the market

Fulham entrepreneur Ena Barrueto is bringing a touch of Peru to the market Ena said: “It’s a fantastic event for local entrepreneurs.

You have a great opportunity to build up your customer base and display your products. But it’s also a lovely day for the community with all the lovely music and food at the event.”

Ena started knitting at the age of five while she was growing up in Peru where she worked in the family business before moving to the borough.

She now makes her products from her home in Fulham with wool which she imports in from Peru.
The local entrepreneur also enjoyed huge success at the first Made in H&F pop-up shop in Hammersmith last year.

“It was an amazing experience. I had an affordable space to display my products in the middle of Hammersmith and made some new customers,” she added.

The North End Road Action Group (NERAG) is made up of residents, businesses, market traders and local organisations who – alongside the town hall – aim to boost North End Road as a thriving high street with its historic market at its core.

For more details, email nerag@btconnect.com or call Nicki Burgess on 020 8753 5695.