Aug 24 - Sep 4, 2022

Hammermsmith BID Christmas Gifts Market & Livat Food Bank Donation Point

Hammersmith BID's Zero-Emissions Arts Market

London’s first zero-emissions market returns to Hammersmith this August for a special summer pop-up at Livat Hammersmith on King Street. The market will see seven local artists and makers selling their wares at Livat’s Sook Space, a flexible, pop-up retail unit in the King Street shopping centre.

Trading at the August market will be Milton Grubert Art; Handmade by Leda; Selano Jewellery by Suzette Richards-Selano; Juliette Smeed Jewellery; art by Natalia Bobrova; natural, handcrafted skincare from Skiniri; and local family duo Ty and Tia Hannaford selling nature photography and Batik fashion. 

With the aim of supporting and creating new opportunities for small and medium-sized local enterprises and revitalise spaces around the town centre, Hammersmith BID’s Zero-Emissions Arts Market series was first piloted in November 2021 in partnership with Hammersmith and Fulham Council. Markets underneath the Flyover, at Livat and on Lyric Square followed, with monthly Sunday markets continuing throughout the spring and early summer.

All goods are brought to the market by Parcels Not Pollution, Hammersmith BID’s zero-emissions delivery service, and traders and shoppers are also encouraged to travel to the market using sustainable methods.

Open Wednesday to Sunday from 24 August to Sunday 4 September, the pop-up market is another chance for Hammersmith shoppers to pick up unique, locally made items and support Hammersmith’s community of makers.

Assistant BID Director Livia Caruso said: “We’re so pleased to be bringing back our Zero-Emissions Arts Market to Livat, a project which has proved popular with Hammersmith shoppers over the last year. Our Zero-Emissions markets bring together several project strands we are passionate about here at Hammersmith BID, including sustainability and low emissions, supporting small and local businesses, and utilising a mix of spaces all around our town centre. We’re very grateful to Sook and Livat for the opportunity to use this cutting-edge retail space in the heart of Hammersmith.”

About Hammersmith BID: Since 2006, Hammersmith Business Improvement District (BID) has been committed to the growth and transformation of our town centre, the hub of West London. We are a not-for-profit, business-led organisation, working to make Hammersmith a greener, more resilient, more welcoming and desirable place to do work, live and visit. Our programme of events and festivals has entertained thousands over the years, helping to forge new partnerships and strengthen our local community.

About Sook: Founded in 2019 by John Hoyle from an empty restaurant in Cambridge, Sook is here to change our high streets. Sook provides access to flexible, affordable and digitally connected space in our towns and city centres, with a focus on sustainability and communities. Since 2019, Sook has opened spaces on Oxford Street and South Molton Street in cenral London, Southampton, Cambridge, Birmingham Leeds, Gateshead and Edinburgh, with further UK and international expansion planned in 2023.

For more details about the BID and the Zero-Emissions Arts Market, please contact:

Eleanor Swan | Marketing & Communications Manager, Hammersmith BID | T: 020 3362 4626 | M: 07394 558065 | @HammersmithBID