Embankment Summer Market 2015

Working with Westminster Council, City Showcase created a new event for 2015:  located in Embankment Gardens, Westminster,  London we called it Embankment Summer Market and hosted it between Friday 29th May – Sunday 31st May 2015.  City Showcase wanted an expanded space to showcase the musicians and designers that it supports in a more effective way and Westminster wanted to promote Embankment Gardens as a beautiful location in London’s Northbank for the public to enjoy.  City Showcase curated, programmed organised, produced and promoted the event and was responsible for all Health & Safety and licensing.

For its inaugural event three were 70 new designer stallholders and 50 musicians on stage as well as a farmer’s market with unique produce including the now mainstream Capsicana and artisan hot food producers. The festival feel for a summer fete was topped off with croquet and other lawn games. Thousands of people attended over the long weekend.

Embankment Summer Market will take place in Victoria Embankment Gardens from Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st May 2015. Created by City Showcase: Markets, the unique new three-day event follows last year’s Soho Flea Market which saw over 18,000 people visit Dean Street, London.

Bringing together up and coming artisans, artists, fashion designers and jewellery designers; Embankment Summer Market also features Street Food, the Meantime Bar, a farmer’s market, lawn games and 3 days of live music and entertainment for all. The event’s charity partner is The Connection at St Martins, which helps homeless people in the heart of Central London.

City Showcase: Markets has curated a fantastic selection of over 180 stalls over the weekend including: Annette Bugansky, award-winning handmade tactile range of porcelain vases, tableware, lighting and giftware; Collari, scientifically reinvented ceramic mugs; Elephant Branded, which donates a school kit to children in African and Asia for each sale of its bags and branded products; Jimbobart, expressively illustrated animal ceramics and printed goods; Kate Moby, hand-drawn tranquil minimalist patterned, eco-friendly homeware and accessories; Maya Magal, modern British jewellery from Hatton Garden, regularly worn by the likes of Jourdan Dunn, Alexa Chung, Rita Ora, Suki Waterhouse; Pocket London, owned by Edward Page and Louise Thompson of Made in Chelsea fame, offers lifestyle leisurewear for a generation seeking individualistic expression; Shoelicks, ‘Pimp Your Heels’ stickers to modify your shoe collection – stocked by River Island after being scouted at Soho Flea Market 2014; Stolen Form, recasting iconic urban features into striking functional and decorative products; The Food Guide, designs focused on food; We Are Scamp, colourful and funky baby-wear, bold and simple graphics on bedroom accessories and personalised products for stylish parents; Kith & Kin, ethical vibrant lifestyle products: advocating quality over quantity.

Providers of Street Food will include Saltwood Fish Bar, the freshest fish and seafood, fried to order with all the trimmings; The Cheese Truck celebrating all that is great about British cheese, including signature grilled cheese sandwiches, gooey fondue fries and Stilton and dark chocolate brownies; Pochi Japanese street food introducing Soboro style rice dishes; The Duck Truck with their delicious Crispy Duck Wraps.

The Farmers’ Market will include The London Jam Factory, with tasty homemade jams; Syrup Junkie, South East London handcrafter of syrups; BoroughBox, the ultimate ‘Artisan & Fine Foods Curator’ – deliverer of food and delicacies from Borough Market; Craved, curators of small batch food and drink handmade in London: cheese, charcuterie, pickles, honey, chocolates; Capsicana, chilli fanatics with a wide-range of peppers, chilli sauces and recipe kits. Also taking part are Holy Lama Spice Drops, World Food Innovation Award Winner 2015.

The official exclusive bar provider will be Meantime Brewing Company, offering their famous beers on tap as well as a selection of wines and cocktails. The Greenwich-based brewery will be offering liquid refreshment to enjoy the musical talent on the stage.

Event organiser, City Showcase, together with ASCAP (The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), has curated 3 days of great live music on the outdoor stage.

Over 50 artists, bands and musicians from across the musical spectrum have already been confirmed including BBC introducing artists Louise Golbey, Sam Brett, Blank Bibles, Twin Hidden, Mike Wyatt, Ashleigh Ashley, According To You, Joe Miles, Flower Fellow and ‘Ones To Watch’ Shakedown Stockholm, BBC Radio 1 supported Sam Beeton, BBC Radio 2 and festival supported Tess Of The Circle, soul singer Ava, acoustic soul folk act KaiPaX, folk ‘n’ roll Penny For The Workhouse, Macy Gray-supporting Rothwell, BBC London supported Sam Way, Best Of British Awards winner OH!KAY, singer ILONA who has gained major live supports, acclaimed jazz singer Charlene, Elle Exxe (formerly known as Harrison), reggae artist Hayzell, urban poet S1mple, hip hop act Pryme Kingz, Monarch produced girl band Red Prism, Eliot Kennedy produced pop trio Vanquish and The Voice 2014 contestant Luciee Marie Closier.

The outdoor stage will be hosted by Yemi Sawyerr, owner of Liteswitch TV and presenter on ITV, Channel 5, MTV and Sky Sports, spoken word artist and presenter Laurie Bolger and CBBC Officially Amazing presenter Ben Shires.

There will also be ‘Linger for Lawn Games’ featuring Croquet and Giant Jenga for the young at heart!

City Showcase, the not-for-profit organisation, supports and nurtures new creatives from all disciplines. They look to feature high quality, distinctive, talented and quirky designers, showcasing their products alongside top quality Street Food and live entertainment.

The distinctly glamorous Embankment Summer Market is a unique, must-go event in a wonderfully scenic location on the Northbank of the Thames between Embankment Station and the Royal Courts of Justice and Somerset House.


Ab and the Underclass
According To You
Ashleigh Ashley
Ben Shires – HOST
Blank Bibles
Chelsea Duce
Elle Exxe
Flower Fellow
Harry Pane
James Gillespie
Joe Miles
Kyla & Nat
Laurie Bolger
Linah Nambooze
Louise Golbey
Luciee Marie Closier
Max Sleigh 梁悦信
Mike Wyatt
Myth of Unity
Nadia Sheikh
Penny For the Workhouse
Pryme Kingz
Ray Clayton
Red Prism
Rodney Branigan
Sam Beeton
Sam Brett
Sam Way
Shakedown Stockholm
Sophie DeBattista
Sugaspott & Friends
Tess Of The Circle
The Twin Swing
Tom Butler
Twin Hidden
Yemi Sawyerr
Jes Stretton


Cat Food
Churros London
Giraffe and Hobbit
Holy Lama Naturals
Les Deux Amies
Nutural World
Pit Stop Cafe
Saltwood Fish Bar
Syrup Junkie
The Cheese Truck
The Duck Truck
The Grilling Greek
The London Jam Factory
The Meantime Bar
White Hat Bakery


Aah Kid
Amelia Parker
An Indian Summer
Anna Wiscombe
Annette Bugansky Design
Apamate Scents
Basil & Ford
Blank Inside
Boho Betty
Chá com Letras
Charles of Lloyd England
Collari Design
Custom Made
Daniela Sigurd Jewellery
East End Prints
Edit Juhasz Ceramics
Edy and Bridge
Elephant Branded
Food Guide
Gaby Gassner Jewellery
Georgia Bosson
Hazel Adams
Holly Francesca
Hoxton Mini Press
Imaginative Play Store Ltd
Jane Sarre Ceramics
Jewellery Options
Jo Clark Design
Joely Brammer
Karin Akesson Design
Kate Moby
Kith & Kin
Lazy Lizards
Lee Renee
Loel & Co
Lost & Found Accessoires
Lovely Jojo’s
Lucy Lynch Gifts
Luke Adam Hawker
Maria Nilsson
Maya Magal
Mel Smith Designs
Melody Rose
Oily Rag
Pocket London
Postcode Prints
Promises Promises
Pygmy Cloud
Roelofs & Rubens
Romney Marsh Wools
Ros Shiers
Ruff and Tumble
Sally North
Stella & Dot – Nisha Jain
Stitch & Story
Storm in a Teacup
Studio Thirty Two
Su Owen
Such & Such
Sugar + Style
Teresa Georgallis
Tessa Galloway
The Connection at St Martin’s
The Perfume Garden
The Style Standard
Uniquely Eclectic
Victoria & Abigail
Victoria Eggs
We Are Scamp
Yours Sustainably