Market Halls Virtual Festival, LIVE!
The Market Halls Virtual Festival has been put together to hopefully bring some needed fun and positive energy to a weekend that traditionally sees people pouring into restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs all over the UK. It is also very important to us that we stay connected with our online community, our traders, suppliers, partners and industry during this pandemic, and we hope that this event will provide the platform for people to shine, share and connect.
The event plays host to 21 activations with everything from wellness mornings, to food and drink masterclasses, to acoustic sofa sessions. There is something for everyone of all ages, a full ‘Market Halls at Home’ experience. Each day will be separated into two sessions, AM and PM, with sessions running on Zoom.
We are working with 3 incredible charities and projects to support those that need help during this crisis. Your donations will be split 3-ways between The Felix Project, Hospitality Action and Hospro.
Saturday 23rd May
10.00am: Kids Party with Sharky & George. Join the team at Sharky & George as they host a virtual party for all the family. Bringing the energy and awesomeness for which they are so well known.
11.00am: Movement with MOVE Studios. MOVE is redefining fitness and driving positive change within the industry. As humans we are designed to sit, crawl, jump, twist, lift, laugh, smile, sleep and be happy. MOVE’s goal is to help you do all of those to your fullest potential and make movement for everyone. Join the Founder, Christian Lewis-Pratt and give it a go. All you need is a yoga matt.
4.00pm: Food Photography Masterclass with Lucky Pilgrim. Lucky Pilgrim, the team behind Carte for Market Halls and the masters of food photography, run you through all you need to know for nailing those food shots.
6.00pm: What’s in your Friday? with Twisted. Twisted are known for their unique recipe videos that are prepared by the best chefs and shot in studios across the world. Including at their very own studio at Market Halls West End.
7.00pm: At Home Espresso Martinis with Grey Goose. Joe McCanta, Grey Goose’s Global Brand Ambassador teaches you how to make the perfect at home Espresso Martini.
7.30pm: Acoustic Sofa Session with Benedict Cork. Finish off your day with the incredibly talented Benedict Cork. Having supported Brit Award winner Tom Walker and Grammy nominated Emily King, Benedict is one of the freshest voices around. One not to miss!
Sunday 24th May
10.00am: Kids Arts & Crafts with Paperbirds. For a creative family Sunday morning via zoom. Together we will create a colourful masterpiece using different materials and have a fun start in the day. This is suitable for children of all ages, under 5s will need an adult to help.
11.00am: Coffee at Home with La Marzocco. La Marzocco, are the leader in espresso machine innovation, join them as they talk you through how to create the perfect at home espresso.
12.00pm: Filthy McDonald’s breakfast with Tom from Flank. If you know Flank then you know they love the filth and this is all about learning how to cook Tom’s version of a McDonald’s breakfast at home. Get your Golden Arches fix!
4.00pm: Market Halls Beer Box Tasting with Kicking Horse. If you haven’t yet tried our Market Hall Beer Box it’s now time to order that bad boy and tune into a live tasting with Will from our trusted suppliers Kicking Horse and kick back sipping your favourite independent beers whilst learning all that there is to know about them. Sign me up!
6.00pm: How to make a Chicken Katsu Sando with Angelo Sato. Literally the most instagrammed sandwich we’ve seen. The Katsu Sando has made the headlines earlier this year and it’s no surprise because damn they are good. Simple ingredients, super tasty and all taught by the super muscley Angelo who founded Yatai, one of our kitchens at Market Hall West End. This is a dish you need in your locker…
7.00pm: Gin Masterclass with Sipsmith. Gin Masterclass with Sipsmith. Our friends at Sipsmith bring you the ultimate Gin masterclass. Learn about pairings, flavour and how to master the perfect G&T. For a unique discount on Sipsmith’s Gin Tasting Set input SIP-SD3546-SMITH on checkout through Sipsmith’s online shop.
7.30pm: Acoustic Sofa Sessions with Bert Brett and Georgia & The Vintage Youth. Sit back wherever you are and jam to the sounds of rising stars Bert Brett and Georgia & the Vintage Youth.
Monday 25th May
10.00am: Breathwork with Richie Bostock, The Breath Guy. Yes breath, work. It’s a thing. If you haven’t tried it then this is your opportunity with the best in the business. Richie, a Lululemon Ambassador and TED Talker, has lead breathwork sessions for thousands across the UK and honestly has pretty much changed everyone of their lives it’s that good. All you need is a space to lie down and breathe.
11.00am: The Stigma’ with Move, Hospro & Beder. Join the founders of Move, Hospro and Beder for a panel discussion highlighting the stigmas in mental health & well being in the fitness and hospitality sectors.
12.00pm: Virtual Wine Hour: Live from South Africa with Journey’s End. All the way from Stellenbosch we’re going live with the winemakers for a virtual vineyard tour. Yes, you read that right. Pretty cool we know…Grab a glass and tune in
4.00pm: The Lockdown Lowdown with Eat, Rave, Rest Repeat Podcast. Eat. Rave. Rest. Repeat. is a lifestyle podcast series hosted by broadcasters and good friends Simon Atkins & Pips Taylor exploring the world of food, nightlife, and wellbeing.
6.00pm: Roti Marking with The Roti King! The famous dish. The famous queues. The famous Roti King himself will be delivering a masterclass workshop for ‘how to make the perfect roti at home’. Miss your weekly roti fix in Victoria or West End? Never actually battled the queues to try one? Well now is your moment!
7.00pm: Cocktail Masterclass and Quiz with The Drinks Drop. We teamed up with Fabrice and the guys at The Drinks Drop to bring you our ‘Lady of The Night’ cocktail delivered to your home (you can still order this now via our website!) and we just love what the guys have done setting up this concept during these tough times to support out-of-work bartenders and closed bars so they are joining us for a slot to teach you how to make banging cocktails at home.
7.30pm: Acoustic Sofa Sessions with Lloyd Llewellyn. Lloyd Llewellyn closes our festival with a mellow acoustic soulful session, helping to end your bank holiday festivities the right way.
Tickets for are free for AM sessions, with an option to donate to our chosen charities (click here), PM sessions are a £5 donation. Ticket holders will receive a Zoom link for each session both 24 hours and one hour prior to the start time. Please note each link will be unique to the ticket holder and will only be accessible via one device.
We hope you will tune in to enjoy your Bank Holiday Weekend and help us raise money for people and an industry that really needs it.
Thank you for your continued love and support!
Market Halls Family x
This event has been curated by Ed Lewis-Pratt and Ollie Davies. All money raised is donated to our chosen charities.
We are proud to be working with our partners and friends: