Borough Market will be celebrating the Autumn harvest by welcoming back theatre company the Lions part and its popular October Plenty festival. A glorious collective celebration of the seasons, weather and food, October Plenty mixes ancient seasonal customs and contemporary festivity with theatre performance dancing, special appearances and stories to mark the annual occasion. The Lions part, which was formed in Southwark by a group of actors who met doing First Folio work with the Original Shakespeare Company, has for many years been performing as part of the annual harvest festivities. October Plenty is the troupe’s interpretation of some of the rich folklore and traditions of the autumn harvest. It includes appearances from the strikingly attired Corne Queen and Berry Man, and free performances for children in the Story Orchard. The full Market will be in operation as usual during the day, so there will be plenty of opportunities to enjoy the seasonal produce central to the celebrations. Find out more about the festival here
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Borough Market is putting community at the heart of its Easter celebrations this year, centring the festivities around an Easter Tree of Hope, created with help from local schools, charities and friends of the Market. Visitors can also enjoy a special Easter Egg Trail and Quiz. The four-metre-high Easter Tree of Hope will be decorated with more than 200 hand-painted wooden eggs strung on vegetable dyed ribbons and filled with blossom, surrounded by a cornucopia of fruit and vegetables from Market traders to create a sense of Spring abundance and hope for the future. Visitors to the market over Easter can also take part in a special family Easter egg trail. Participants will need to find the answers to the Borough Market Easter Quiz displayed on 8 giant eggs decorated by artist and illustrator Rosie Brooks, hidden amongst the numerous stalls. There will be 50 delicious chocolatey prizes up for grabs each day, from trader So Chocoliciousfor those taking part in the trail. As always, high quality seasonal produce will be on offer including spring lamb, asparagus, new potatoes, hot cross buns and more treats to make your Easter table. A selection of Easter recipes to cook at home can also be found on the Borough Market website. Over the Easter weekend Borough Market will be open on Good Friday from 10am-5pm and will be operating extended hours on Saturday 16th from 8am-5pm. The Market will be closed on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday to allow traders to enjoy some time off with their families and friends. Borough Market’s Easter celebrations will take place from Wednesday 13th April until 19th April. For more information on Easter at Borough Market, visit: https://boroughmarket.org.uk/events
A club for anyone who loves good food, good cookery books and good company Borough Market’s Cookbook Club is for anyone who loves good food, good cookery books and good company. If that is you, then sign up (for free) to join the club and you will be eligible to come along to our small, friendly Cookbook Club events held in The Cookhouse at Borough Market. Each event has a landmark cookery book chosen as its theme. Club members who book a ticket will be asked to pick something to make from that book, cook it at home and then bring it along. Then, over drinks supplied by the Club’s supporter Borough Wines, we’ll all spend a few hours sharing each others’ food and our experiences of cooking from the book. The Borough Market Cookbook Club is organised and hosted by food writer Angela Clutton. She has written on food and drink for a wide range of publications, features as the food historian on the latest series of BBC’s Rip Off Britain, Food, and is co-Chair of The Guild of Food Writers. At each Cookbook Club event, Angela will be cooking her chosen dish in The Cookhouse for members to share, and giving some background and insight into the book and its writer. Anyone is welcome to join the Cookbook Club—whether you are starting your cookbook collection with the club’s chosen book, or have shelves and shelves given over to cookery writers; whether you’re an experienced cook, or just starting out. Tickets to the regular Cookbook Club events are £8 each. A limited number of free places are reserved for each club event for our neighbours in SE1. How it works: —Join the Cookbook Club by emailing email@example.com with your name, home address and email address. —Once you have joined, we’ll email you back with your membership number and details of how to book to attend events. That will include how to let us know what dish you’ll be making and information about the loyalty card for Cookbook Club and other membership benefits which include a complimentary Borough Wines refill bottle carrying the bespoke Cookbook Club label, to use at their Borough Market stand. Due to the current situation with Covid-19, Cookbook Club events will no longer take place in their usual format. We’re determined not to let it stop us completely, though: while we are sad not to be able to share one another’s dishes, Cookbook Club cheer will continue in the form of online discussions via Zoom. Terms and conditions Borough Market Cookbook Club in association with Borough Wines Book now.
Theres no doubt about it that lockdown has given a lot of us more time to get creative in the kitchen. Whether it be to break up the working from home day with the evening, or simply having more time on our hands, we’ve seen (yes a lot of banana bread) but also some incredibly creative and delicious recipes being whipped up in kitchens all over the world. From cauliflower gnocchi with sage butter and hazelnuts to a good old fashioned sausage roll, Borough Markets have recipes to get you salivating and most definitely inspired. See Borough Markets recipes here.
Nothing says Christmas (and tier four) like a long list of good films to cuddle up to. We’ve put together a list of some family favourites that have one thing in common – they all feature London Bridge! An ultimate rom-com – Bridget Jones Diary. Any fan of the film will know that Bridget’s quirky flat is fictionally above the Globe Tavern, a traditional corner pub on Bedale Street in Borough Market. Everyones favourite bear is out and about in London in Paddington 2. And Hugh Grant’s villainous Phoenix Buchanan pops up at Tower Bridge on the next stage of his treasure hunt in this much loved family favourite. Known for performing his own stunts, we watch Tom Cruise sprint over Blackfriars with the perfect view of Tower Bridge behind him in Mission Impossible. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus tells the story of Dr Parnassus and his extraordinary ‘Imaginarium’, a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. Find Borough Market appear when a drunk man discovers the rickety set-up is more mysterious than it appears… The remake of the classic featuring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, shows off the capital in all its glory. In the opening scene we see Lin Manuel Miranda cycle in with a misty Tower Bridge in the background. In Harry Potter and the Half Bloody Prince we see the muggles working away in City Hall. The building’s appearance constitutes an anachronism. It was only built in 2002.
Celebrate Christmas with the traders, chefs and food experts from London’s oldest Market Borough Market is open seven days a week up until Christmas Eve, providing exceptional produce from local traders. You can also check out the market’s brand new Festive Kitchen for virtual live cook-alongs, recipes to inspire your Christmas table and more from the likes of Anna Jones, Gizzi Erskine, Romy Gill and Calum Franklin. If you live in London, for three of the cookalongs you’ll be able to treat yourself by having a full recipe kit delivered direct from the Market, ready for you to join in with the fun. Find out more
The 5th Annual London Pizza Festival returns to Borough Market on Sunday June 2nd. 6 pizza greats compete for the love and devotion of 850 pizza-loving Londoners at the 5th annual London Pizza Festival. You and 1000 other pizza-loving Londoners will be entrusted with a tremendous responsibility: Consume and compare 6 slices cut from the wood-fired showcase pizzas of the featured pizza makers and then vote in the 2019 London Pizza Festival Champion. Just when you thought pizza in London could not get any bigger or better, world-class imports 50 Kalò (Trafalgar Square via Naples) and Gloria Trattoria (Shoreditch via Paris) have crashed the best-in-London pizza rankings. These pizza conquerers will be put to a stiff test, competing against L’Antica Pizza da Michele (Baker Street) and Theo’s (Camberwell and Elephant and Castle) as well as the mobile upstarts The Dough Shack (south-west London) and Ffwrnes (Cardiff). The 6 competitors will each present a signature pizza and, where necessary, a vegetarian alternative. The only way to try these showcase pizzas in one place at one time is by booking an advance ticket for one of three overlapping afternoon sessions. Book tickets
Join Borough Market for ‘Taste the Greatness of Northern Ireland’, a regional showcase of Northern Irish delicacies from 13th-23rd March. Northern Ireland was awarded the accolade of ‘Best International Food Destination’ at the prestigious International Travel and Tourism Awards in November last year, firmly cementing its place on the gastronomic world map. This regional showcase will bring to life the acclaimed array of produce sourced from this small, yet mighty, region. On Sunday 17th, there will be a family-free St Patrick’s day celebration, when visitors can enjoy food, drink, cookery demos, live entertainment and of course the great produce of Northern Ireland to sample and purchase. There will be a storytelling corner and face painting to keep the children happy, displays of traditional Irish dancing and cookery demos from Northern Ireland’s celebrity chef Paula McIntyre, with plenty of recipes to take home for visitors to rustle up a St Patrick’s Day feast. Free admission. Find out more >>
Get inspired for your festive cheeseboard at Borough Market’s annual ‘Evening of Cheese’. Wednesday 12th December from 6-9PM Try cheeses from over 20 of Borough Market’s renowned?cheesemongers UK and International producers. ? The popular event will see cheese stalls spread across the Green Market area with?experts on hand to offer recommendations for those looking to create a unique festive cheeseboard, advice on drinks pairings and delicious cheese recipes. One of Borough Market’s guest chefs will also inspire visitors with a festive cheese-based cooking demonstration in the glass-fronted Market Hall’s Demo Kitchen. Customers will be able to see traders competing in the ‘cracking of the parmesan wheel’, a head-to-head competition with Italian stallholder Bianca e Mora, whilst performances from local choirs and carol singers will bring the festive spirit to the market, which will be decorated with Christmas trees and garlands. This is a free event.
Running every Thursday in the Market Hall, Borough Market’s Demonstration Kitchen residencies focus on a particular theme each month. This month: Migration of Taste While some chefs may have adopted methods and ingredients both from the country they were born in and the country they have ended up living in, others may have decided to turn their backs on ‘fusion’ cooking, preferring instead to keep traditional recipes alive. Demo kitchens are free to attend with tasters, cooking tips and recipe cards to take home. 2nd August – 1-2.30pm – Ursula Ferrigno: Italy 9th August – 1-2.30pm – Norman Musa: Malaysia 16th August – 1-2.30pm – Dhruv Baker: Mexico 23rd August – 1-2.30pm – Philip Juma: Iraq 23rd August – 1-2.30pm – Zoe Adjonyah: Africa See full details