New winter market coming to Acton

24 September, 2020 / by Matt Smith

A ‘new look’ Saturday market, known as ‘Market W3’, is coming to Acton this autumn.

Market W3 will host a range of new and different stalls that will offer food, art, flowers, music, fashion & interior design.

The market is due to launch on Saturday 3 October, coronavirus restrictions permitting, and will replace the current Saturday market.

The first seven weeks are going to be autumn/winter themed, and from 21 November the market will take on more of a ‘Winter Wonderland’ style.

Organisers say they hope to ‘tap into  local talent to put fashion, food, art and music centre stage, and to create opportunities, inspire entrepreneurship and encourage small business development and economic growth in Acton.’

‘Never been more popular’

Action West London, a charity based in Acton, set up the current Wednesday-Saturday market as a social enterprise in 2007. Profits from the market usually go into the charity’s projects to help disadvantaged young people and adults into employment and education. Since lockdown the market has been closed, and so the charity’s funds have dried up.

The market’s organisers said:

‘Food and craft markets have never been more popular and with outdoor shopping becoming the safest option during the coronavirus pandemic, markets have become the new department stores!

‘In a Covid world everyone has a side hustle and there is a growing number of micro local businesses popping up, many are looking for new ways to reach their customers.

‘Acton West London as a charity has been hard hit – the organisation has lost funding streams and income due to Covid and eager to trial a new look market.

‘Acton has a strong, diverse community with untapped resources and lots of creative and commercial potential.’

If you’d like more information about Market W3, or would like to book a stall, follow the link below

Image above: Acton’s current Saturday Market has been around since 2007

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