November 21 2017 – Mercantile London
There is always something happening around our area of East London, read on for the dates to remember as we head into the winter season.
Saturday 25th November Old Spitalfields Market - Independent Label Market and London Brewers’ Market.
For the final time this year on Saturday 25th November, the Independent Label Market and London Brewers Market, once again join forces bringing together the UK’s finest indie record labels and independent breweries.
Label favourites will be out in full force with more than 100 in attendance and market-goers can also meet the brewers behind their favourite beers, amongst the ILM and Brewer’s stalls, where DJ sets take place throughout the day.
ILM will be partnering with Love Music Hate Racism for the first time, brought together via ongoing projects and collaborations with AIM. LMHR is a movement that celebrates multicultural community, using the energy of music to promote unity and combat bigotry.
Expect exclusives, rarities, DJs and the famous Brewers’ Market Beer Garden from 11am-6.30pm.
Be sure to also drop in and say hi to us, here at Mercantile, we are just around the corner from Spitalfields Market in Lamb Street and will have lots going on in-store over the weekend to make your visit worth it.
Wednesday 13th December Lamb Street - The Mercantile Winter Social.
All day from 10.30am we will be celebrating the winter season and as Christmas is a time of giving at Mercantile we will devote this day to giving and sharing and will be staying open later until 9pm with activities, giveaways, workshops, styling sessions, gift-wrapping, wish list prep, advice hours and winter bubbly. We have the season all wrapped up, so come and shop in a relaxed atmosphere.
Our winter social will be running parallel to Voices East London Market Festival in Old Spitalfields Market. The faces and characters that define East London’s cultural scene are coming together for a one-day market takeover with eighty stalls celebrating art, fashion, lifestyle, food, music and publishing. A celebration of the Market’s artistic heritage!
Dedicated to the makers of East London, the festival will support two East London charities: Spitalfields Crypt Trust, a charity supporting people recovering from addiction and the homeless; and Cardboard Citizens, which has made life-changing theatre with and for homeless people for more than twenty-five years.
Part exhibition, part retail pop-up, part performance, this is a chance for established as well as upcoming East London personalities – all of whom have been involved in the area’s eclectic creative history – to come together.
The event is co-curated by Maryam Eisler, author of recently published Voices East London and Mei-Hui Liu, founder of Secret Rendez-Vous who both began their careers at Old Spitalfields Market in the late 1990s.