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VINCI St. Modwen, in partnership with Covent Garden Market Authority, is celebrating the opening of the Food Exchange: a workspace, kitchen space and food culture venue for everyone and everything to do with food. It forms the first chapter of London's Food Quarter - a vibrant food industry campus and a serious food destination - New Covent Garden Market will become to food what Old Street is to tech.
An exhibition of market photographer Clive Boursnell's images chronicling its history over fifty years, and to bring the vision to life, companies linked to New Covent Garden Market will share their products with attendees.
At 18:00 there will be a panel discussion, which will include Pam Alexander - Covent Garden Market Authority, award-winning designer and place-maker Wayne Hemingway, markets and regeneration specialist Eric Reynolds - Urban Space Management, Joe Watson, Creative Director at National Trust London, along with other leading experts. Themes will cover: how markets create communities; how they influence London's identity; and the practicalities of designing and delivering the structures themselves.
To further involve our audience in the discussion, we will ask: "What do markets mean to you?" and collect responses which will evolve over the course of the event into a collage of perspectives on the places where we bond, browse and buy.
Please drop in any time from 12:00 - 18:00. If you would like to attend the panel discussion which starts at 18:00, please book your free space.