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£500 Prize for budding artist to re-design kiosk


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Welcome to the first edition of the Acton Market Newsletter. We will be sending out the newsletters every week to keep you informed of what's
happening at the Market this week and in weeks to come. Let us know if there's something you need to know. Drop by the Action Acton office at 16-18 Crown
Street or send us an email at and put 'Market' in the subject line. The Market Team can also be reached on 020 8993 9605.

Win £500 in the Kiosk Design Competition
A £500 pound prize is on offer to the person who comes up with the best design for the Acton Market kiosk on the Mount/King Street. The contest is open to anyone who lives, works or studies in Acton.

The kiosk is owned by Ealing Council and is located at the Churchfield Road end of the Mount, It's currently a drab green so we're hoping that someone in the community can come up with the artwork to transform it into a local icon The Kiosk is used to store the market stalls but we'd like to open it up as an information point during the market.

The artwork on the outside needs to incorporate a community notice board, the logos of Action Acton and
its funding partners. The design should centre around a map of the area.

All ages may enter the competition. Budding artists can obtain an entry form from the Action Acton office at 16-18 Crown Street.

The contest closes on 18 January 2008. The judges will decide on a shortlist of three designs and these will be put to a public vote.

What's On

Sat 13th October
Come along to the Mount from 2-4pm for a free hand drumming session with
world-renowned percussionist Shanks. All ages welcome!

Fri 2nd November
First Steps to Market Trading. A FREE 1-day workshops to give you a taster
of what it's like to be a market trader. Action Acton also runs a
four-module in-depth Market Trading Training Scheme. Contact Marta at at
Action Acton for more details.

Sat 3rd November
It's Freecycling Day at the Market. Bring your unwanted items (in good
condition please) to give away, and you may just find something for yourself


Did You Know..?
Acton Market is part of the Acton Town Centre Market Regeneration Project. It is run by Action Acton, a regeneration charity, and voluntary body delivering a wide range of community, economic and business initiatives in Acton, Ealing and adjoining boroughs. It is supported by the London Development Agency.

The Acton Business Forum will be holding a Networking Event on Monday, 26th
November at 5:00pm-7:00pm in The George and Dragon Pub.

A stall is available at the Friday Good Deal Market for any local business
that wants an opportunity to showcase what they do. Contact Alex Watson at
Action Acton.

We Need Hot Food! We're looking for traders to attend the Friday market to
serve hot food. You must have a food hygiene license. Free Food Hygiene
Training is on offer.

The Pitch.
Each week we will feature one of the Acton Market traders.
If you've been to the Saturday Market, you'll no doubt have seen the unique
hats made by Pamella. Three years ago she decided to do a millinery course
and from there her talents exploded. Her amazing hats are perfect for
special occasions when you just need to add that extra something to your
outfit. Might we see one of her designs on Mrs. Beckham? Pamella also trades
at Spitalfields Market in East London on Fridays.


October 11, 2007