Despite all the foodie new openings, like the Cheese Bar, Flour Station and Voodoo Ray’s, spending a Sunday afternoon trotting around peak-tourist Camden Market may not still rank highly on some locals’ list of potential weekend activities.
However, if you’re a fan of spoken word, make this a reason to hit the cobbles. With performers dotted around the Market, tucked away in various nooks – from the KERB Counter to Pamban – there’s good reason to have a potter.
With a line-up curated by the Roundhouse, the free four-hour circuit will shine a light on emerging artists. Topics range from the whimsical to the political, with the likes of acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe story-teller James Alexander and feminist poet and playwright Marika Mckennell taking to the mic.
The afternoon culminates in an intimate gig in the awesome new Doc Marten’s Boot Room from the esteemed Poetry Collective, theatre-maker and spoken word artist Koko Brown and Wax Lyrical – fresh from a six-week intensive spoken word course at the Roundhouse.
Set-off early, there’ll be lots of ambling, snap-chatting and selfie-sticking-thrashing to weave your way through. Oh, and not forgetting: cheese.