Brentford Christmas Market Promises a Day of Festive Fun

Event to be opened by Ian MacNeice from ITV's Doc Martin

Ian MacNeice as Bert Large in Doc Martin. Picture: ITV


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December 1, 2023

The Brentford Christmas Market this year is promising to be a day of festive fun for all the family.

It is taking place on Sunday 17 December from 11am to 5pm and is being hosted by Brentford Voice, The Brentford Project and events company, Trash & Treasure on the site of the old Sunday Market, down Bradshaw Yard, just off the High Street to Workhouse Dock.

The event will be officially opened by local film and television actor Ian McNeice, best known for playing Bert Large in ITV’s dramedy Doc Martin.

There will be music with a series of live performances including St Faith’s Players and Brentford School for Girls, who will be entertaining the crowd with carols, plus performances from a Steel Pan Band and the Beaver Scout Troup. Local musicians, May & Rin, Honest Frankie and Ed Hopwood, will also be taking to the floor.

Full entertainment schedule:

Time Performance
11.00 Opening of proceedings
11.30 – 12 May and Rin (Market Place)
12 – 12.45 Steel Pan Agency Band (Bradshaw Yard)
12.45 – 13.30 Honest Frankie (Market Place)
13.30 – 14.15 Steel Pan Agency Band (Bradshaw Yard)
14.15 – 14.45 Brentford School for Girls Choir (Market Place)
15 – 15.15 Beaver Scout Troop (Bradshaw Yard)
15.15 – 16 Ed Hopwood (Market Place)
16.00 – 16.45 St Faith’s Players Choir (Bradshaw Yard)

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Many stallholders will be there on the day including a range of local Brentford retailers, new and old, providing everything from festive food and drink to Christmas crafts and gifts to choose from, plus Susie John’s children’s Christmas craft making stall and other attractions for children.

Stallholders include:
• Newly opened Sam’s Waterside, which will be serving up Christmas goodies and festive hampers
• Inkwell Designs, offering its homeware
• Le Swine, which will be providing their bacon butties
• Muddy Barkers, offering eco-friendly, sustainable and natural products for pets
• Hewson Books, selling a variety of books, gifts and stationery
• Burma Shack, offering a selection of Burmese street food

Brentford Voice hope to see a good turn out at this event to provide a platform for the relaunch of a monthly Sunday Market from March onwards.

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