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Creatives wanted - City Showcase: Soho Flea Market - A unique new event for London
Category : Events, Soho Flea Market
Article Post Date: Wednesday 25.01.2012

Artists, designers, film makers and musicians are lining up to take part in a unique new event in the heart of London.  City Showcase: Soho Flea Market will bring together London’s creative talent on Sunday 27 May, in support of HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust.

From fashion to furniture designers, glass sculptors to games developers; all will be exhibiting and selling their works at ‘creative market stalls’ the length and breadth of Dean Street. There’ll be musical showcases, too, from exciting new artists on the City Showcase outdoor stage. 

Businesses in and around Dean Street are supporting the event which promises to be one of the coolest street parties of the summer. Supporting businesses include Soho Estates, The Groucho Club, The Soho House Group, The Hart Group, Dean Street Studios and Blacks. Terrence Higgins Trust has also been chosen as charity partner for the event.

Launching the event at Soho House on 25 January, co-curator of City Showcase: Soho Flea Market, Karim Ladak  (Habitat, Ralph Lauren and now Potassium) said: ‘We’re inviting London’s creative community to come together for one special day in May where we’ll celebrate the capital’s diverse talent in a unique and fun way that also supports up and coming artists.’

Fawn James of Soho Estates said: ‘This vibrant and exciting concept is a fantastic addition to Soho.  Soho is about independent and talented creative minds and businesses and City Showcase: Soho Flea Market is the perfect event to showcase the best of what we have to offer to the world.’

Nanette Rigg, Founding Director of City Showcase added: ‘We are proud of our track record for helping and supporting new talent in the field of music and are delighted to be able to extend our work to be able to showcase all creative talent in one of London’s most iconic streets’.

Genevieve Edwards, Director of Fundraising at Terrence Higgins Trust, said: “We are thrilled City Showcase has chosen us as charity partner. Since the early days of the AIDS epidemic, there has been a great tradition within the creative industries of championing HIV as a cause. We’re delighted to see this support continuing.”

Anyone wishing to get involved as a participating venue, a sponsor or by applying for a pitch at one of the ‘creative market stalls’ please visit www.sohofleamarket.com.  

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