It was the Rise of the Non-Conformists at Whitecross Street in EC1 the other weekend and I took my two little rebels to join the action. The two-day street party was a mix of crafty stalls, live performances, good vibes and of course, delicious grub.
Whitecross Street market is famous for its specialist food and we couldn’t resist tucking into some of what was on offer. I had a Red Velvet cupcake made by Bea’s of Bloomsbury and I can only describe it as simply knee-trembling. We’ll definitely have to check her spot sometime for afternoon tea.
Even if you missed the party, it’s not too late to catch the main event: a six-week exhibition of art works by some of the world’s most creative living non-conformists, the likes of Gavin Turk, Ronnie Wood, Burning Candy Crew, Matt and more. The show continues until September 5 and you can buy artwork on site or online (details to come). Proceeds from sales go to benefit SHP, a London charity for people who are homeless or at risk of being on the streets.
On the Spot
Winstan, filmmaker and Frida, 5 months
‘I was here on Monday filming in a gallery and found out about the street party so we decided to check it out. Frida’s tired but she loves looking at colours and stuff. She’s been going to galleries since she was 6 weeks old. I took her to see Van Gogh but she stole the show. And yes, she is named after Frida Kahlo!’
Whitecross Street exhibition runs until Sep 5. General market is open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm, Food market Thu-Fri 11am-4pm